Restore Rundberg Kicks Off Revitalization Campaign

The APD continues to target the declining neighborhood

Restore Rundberg Kicks Off Revitalization Campaign

After an enforcement sweep earlier this month, the APD is moving on to revitalization efforts as part of its ambitious Restore Rundberg Project.

Police canvassed the troubled neighborhood Tuesday with flyers advising city parking ordinances. Offending vehicles were tagged and will be towed away tomorrow from 8 AM - 4 PM.

The parking initiative is the first step of a clean-up effort intended to curb vandalism and break-ins in the neighborhood. The clean-up is part of a larger plan to abate crime in the area. Although the neighborhood only houses 5% of the city's population, it accounts for a disproportionate percentage of Austin's crime rate. Between 2007-2011, 11% of the city's violent crime and 9% of the Part II offenses (including prostitution, drug traffic and weapons violations) originated in the Rundberg area.

Although a targeted approach to policing has been one of the hallmarks of Art Acevedo's tenure as APD chief, the Restore Rundberg Project is primarily the result of a $1 million grant from the Department of Justice - a part of the White House's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. On February 1 and 2, the APD completed the first of eight planned 100% enforcement weekend focused on prostitution, drug, and gang-related offenses.

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