Regarding the Austin Oaks RE-Zoning Application submitted by the developer/property owner to OUR city, Austin, Texas...
There are only three (3) things any of us need to commit to memory:
1. Recurring rent revenue on the maximum number if units they can get authorization to build (residential and office) is their MISSION & VISION (read: PURPOSE for being). This is more than a goal for the developer-owner.. It is the very essence of what they are. Never forget that when others say to "negotiate".
#2. They are not in this for our "community" kudos. They care about us for the duration of the meetings they have with us, not a second more. This may not be pleasant to hear, but that does not make it less true. This is about money & power . Nothing more for them. It is about our lives and the quality of life we have, can sustain or will forfeit for another's win.
#3. Zoning is a discretionary decision. No council or staff or neighbor or person has to say yes.
Always remember these three points as we proceed.