Civic Resources


Austin Neighborhoods Council
The Austin Neighborhoods Council acts as a coordinating body for the efforts of Austin area neighborhood groups, acts as a clearinghouse for information, gives guidance in all matters of concern to individual neighborhoods and/or the City of Austin, and strives to make a positive contribution to Austin through the betterment of our neighborhoods and the promotion of civic awareness.

Metropolitan Austin Interactive Network
The Metropolitan Austin Interactive Network (MAIN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and operate efficiently a community-access computer network. The purpose of this network is information sharing and communication among the people and governmental, educational, commercial, cultural, religious, and civic organizations, in order to enhance lives and make the best use of community resources.

South Austin Neighborhood Associations


City of Austin

City of Austin website with government information including:

  •      City Council
  •      City Manager
  •      Boards & Commissions
  •      Neighborhood Planning and Zoning
  •      City of Austin
  •      Development Process and One-Stop Shop (OSS) (features an interactive search for building plans and permits)
  •      Explanation of the site plan review process
  •      Home Down Payment Assistance Program
  •      Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
  •      Transportation Division (includes info on the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program)
  •      Information on Austin’s City Hall
  •      Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport
  •      Austin Public Libraries
  •      Parks & Recreation (including the South Austin Recreation Center)
  •      Garbage & Recycling
  •      City Jobs


Austin Police Department
APD website has lots of useful information, such as:

  •      Neighborhood Crime Statistics–broken down by neighborhood association, see what crimes have been reported in SLNA area
  •      Burglary Prevention Tips
  •      Database of Registered Sex Offenders
  •      Victim Services
  •      Helpful Phone Numbers


Austin Energy
Website for city owned electric utility where you can find out about:

  •      Utility Rates
  •      Air Conditioning and Appliance Rebates
  •      Whole House Weatherization Rebates
  •      Free Weatherization Services
  •      Low Interest Loans for Home Energy Efficiency
  •      GreenChoice Renewable Energy Program
  •      Green Builder Program


Capital Metro
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority website with info on:

  •      Trip Planner
  •      Bus Routes & Schedules
  •      Vanpooling  & Carpooling
  •      Special Transit Services for the Disabled
  •      Cap Metro Meeting Agendas


Austin Independent School District

  •      Map of School Locations
  •      School Lunch Menus


Travis County
Government site with info such as:

  •      Property Taxes
  •      Heath & Human Services
  •      Upcoming Elections
  •      Online Vehicle Registration
  •      County Budget
  •      County Job Openings
  •      Jury Duty