col·lec·tive (noun)

A group of people who share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project or projects to achieve a common objective. Collective consciousness is a term created by French social theorist Émile Durkheim that describes how an entire community comes together to share similar values.

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On September 22, 2017 the Lake Austin Collective was granted its request for a Temporary Injunction to prevent any approval of a Tract 3 Site Plan until a Judge rules on our Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) lawsuit. In August the developer attempted to get a Site Plan application for the 325-unit apartment complex approved administratively rather than receive a public hearing before the Zoning and Platting Commission (ZAP). The Lake Austin Collective worked to reverse that course, and the Austin Legal department ruled in late August that the application does need to be filed as a Hill Country Site Plan that is presented to the Zoning and Platting Commission. The City simply added a "C" to the previously assigned Site Plan number, allowing the application to proceed expeditiously.

The Temporary Injunction will help ensure the Site Plan is not rushed to ZAP before the TOMA ruling. A successful ruling on the TOMA lawsuit would void the November 2016 City Council action that awarded a host of variances to the Lake Austin Watershed Ordinance and the Hill Country Roadway Ordinance along with the rezoning of Tract 3. See the Press page for more details about the TOMA lawsuit.

Please help support our collective cause with a donation to the LAC legal fund.


Not only does Lake Austin serve as a significant source of drinking water for citizens in and around Austin, it provides spectacular recreational and scenic opportunities. Send contributing information or questions to info@lakeaustincollective.org.