"...The Stratford Drive Redevelopment Project is now on hold indefinitely. Last Friday, via city memo, Parks and Recreation Department Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley told City Council that she plans to put a halt to the project, following "constructive feedback" from the Environmental Commission and community members...."
"...Last month, on Jan. 31, saw a new threshold being crossed at Council, as City Manager Spencer Cronk thanked the returning group of speakers and pointed out Animal Services' new interim chief Kimberly McNeeley, a longtime city staffer who filled Hensley's shoes as Parks and Recreation Department director while Hensley stood in as ACM..."
"...Austin enjoys uniquely problematic ground conditions, with thin topsoil and thick bedrock. In a July 25 memo, PARD Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley warned City Council that in the current budget cycle, "The City cannot afford to hire untrained staff to perform interment services who may potentially damage other graves/monuments, which would put the City at risk." Specifically, McNeeley warned that if the city did not have qualified and experienced staff in place, it could end up violating the Texas Health and Safety Code Sec..."
"...Last week's cover story examined the root causes of the big, leaky mess that is Austin's aquatics system ("Shall We Dive In?," June 1). And on Monday, with summer pool openings underway, the Parks and Recreation Department's acting Director Kimberly McNeeley provided Council with an update on the system's standing...."
"...Parks and Recreation Department Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley didn't get what she wanted from the Environmental Commission last Wed., June 6. Rather than endorse her proposal to turn the patch of beaten grass northwest of Zilker Park – a clay-capped landfill the city tried to beautify at least to some extent before ultimately converting it into an ad hoc parking lot and staging area for events like the ACL Festival and Trail of Lights – into a more formal parking lot and staging area ("Zilker Park: Paved Paradise, or Vice Versa," June 1), the body balked, telling McNeeley they've got some questions they'd like answered..."
"...The site is positioned between two of the locations (Bolm and Guerrero) that made the list of potential sites the Parks and Recreation Department sent through to Council, but it was not included on the list itself. On Monday, PARD Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley said that once she discovered the site was being used as a training facility, she moved on to other options, though it remains unclear why the staff housed at Govalle could not be moved to another location..."
"...1. Kimberly McNeeley, who'd been filling in for Sara Hensley as Parks and Recreation Department director, takes up the mantle next week..."
"...PARD Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley was adamant during the PARB meeting that PARD does not need Council's approval (or, necessarily, public input) to move forward, and noted that PARB can "delay action" all they want; if the Environmental Commission "gives a nod that they're comfortable with it, we will likely move forward with the project," putting that commission into somewhat of a gatekeeper position next Wednesday. (Stratford is also due before the Planning Commission on June 12.)..."
"...16, the Contemporary Austin is holding a special ceremony to celebrate the installation of Deming's sculpture in the park. The artist himself will will be on hand, as will City Council Member Alison Alter (District 10); Austin Parks and Recreation Department Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley, Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation President Melba Whatley, and the Contemporary's Executive Director, Louis Grachos..."
"...Earlier that same day, PARD Assistant Director Kimberly McNeeley sent out a memo to stakeholders who had attended a large community engagement meeting held March 24 at the Hancock Rec Center, in which she detailed the ideas for improvements which came up at the meeting, outlined an agenda for the next couple of months, and promised a progress report on the developing Hancock action plan by mid-May. In particular, she noted that her team is already focussing on three areas of opportunities: alcohol sales, increased junior programs, and historic designation (Gomillion elaborated that a historian is researching conflicting claims about the course, which may or may not be the oldest course in Texas, and/or the oldest continuously operating course west of the Mississippi)...."