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I am from Florida, one thing I've noticed since moving here, there are almost no indicators that the land you are in is going to merge later. I do not know the exact numbers but it seemed like on slower roads (under 40mph) you got a 200 ft warning before the merge even started, on medium (41-55) it was 400 ft, and higher than that, it was like half a mile. Not just small signs on the side of the road either, big arrows on the assault with big letters that read "merge ahead" or "Lane ending." This will help with traffic and accidents.

We need some form offtiny housing. Either it be thing apartments or houses. With the current housing, there are a lot of people who are subletting on a sublet making them pretty much invisible and unaccounted for. Before denying the idea, watch Kristen Dirksen's videos on YouTube (link to an AUSTIN idea. https://youtu.be/3jF9ftC6U0Y) if we move people from sublets, we can move family into those homes

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Public Service announcements on how to react when approached by police officers for both police and civilians. Role play in the classrooms at an early age on how to react respectfully. How to react, how not to react. Most people do not consider this until it happens.

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Many citizens park along the turn around on Mopac south of 360 in order to enjoy Barton Creek. This area attracts vehicular vandalism. APD could post some officers here to protect the parking area especially in the summer and on weekends.

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CityWorks Academy is a unique opportunity for Austin residents to learn about the City's government processes, its procedures and the people who deliver those services.

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Please put an end to the west downtown train horn blaring every night! If you live in West Austin, you will be familiar with the train horn blaring through your house, I myself have put up with it for many years. This train horn is activated because of the low volume grade crossings at Pressler street and Paul street. This could easily become a railroad quiet zone until the street is improved in line with the Pressler Street Extension Project.


American kids keep dying a gruesome death: they are baked alive while being trapped in hot cars, and something MUST be done to stop the slaughter.

www.never4get.us is the most reliable and affordable forget-me-not/lifesaver and it’s designed by a Texan: Me. It’s high time to stop just doing the body count of kids and pets being baked alive every year and implement an intelligent solution.

As an Austinite I’d love if this product would be manufactured in Texas (in Austin it would be even better). It would save lives, create jobs and bring taxes for our state.

Texas is a state with great universities, minds and entrepreneurs, but, unfortunately – although it is not the largest, nor most populous or hottest US state -- it is the US state with the most heatstroke deaths of children forgotten in vehicles (see the appalling numbers at http://noheatstroke.org/state.htm ), which is an inadmissible black eye for this great state.

Texas deserves – and has all it needs -- to be a pioneer in solving this problem.

So how about we organize a contest for Austin residents/businesses (since I make this suggestion on “Speak Up Austin”) or, even better, for the whole Texas, pick up the best concept and show the country and the world how we can FIX a problem rather than whining about it?

Dan Mimis Happy 4th of July!

Because SpeakUp does not accept graphics, I have to provide a link. My comments on the CodeNEXT Household Prescription can be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2_qS8rhVYnsbmJ2NU1GTFJpQzg

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Because SpeakUp will not accept any graphics, I have to provide a link. My comments on the CodeNEXT Natural and Built Environment Prescription can be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2_qS8rhVYnsSXRNSURVeTVramM

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