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THE BIG PICTURE
(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of Feb. 3, 2020
In this Issue:
  • Black History Month Community Celebration - Saturday, Feb. 29
  • Movie Night: Hidden Figures - Friday, Feb. 7
  • Transportation and Mobility Master Plan Open House - Thursday, Feb. 20
  • Hays County Moms 1st Annual Valentines Festival - Sunday, Feb. 9
  • Buda Counts: Census 2020
  • March 3 Primary Voting Information - Early Voting Begins on Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • International Dark Sky Community Survey
  • Downtown Main Street Construction
  • Downtown Construction Parking Guide Video
  • Greater San Marcos Partnership Economic Development Strategic Plan Survey
  • Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, Feb. 17
  • Pet Registration Information
  • Over Here, Over There Monthly Development Report
  • City of Buda Water Smart Portal
  • Buda Construction Website Page
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • City of Buda Job Opportunities
Black History Month Community Celebration
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 29 as we celebrate Black History Month at the Buda Public Library. All ages are welcome!

2:00 p.m. - Presentation and Performances
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Family Activities (art, stories, music, movement, and more)

Movie Night: Hidden Figures
As part of Black History Month the Buda Public Library is showing "Hidden Figures". The incredible and inspiring true story is about three woman at NASA who were instrumental in one of history's greatest operations - the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Hidden Figures
Friday, Feb. 7
Buda City Hall - Multipurpose Room (405. E Loop St.)
7:00 PM
Transportation and Mobility Master Plan Open House
The City is working on a Transportation and Mobility Master Plan. On Thursday, Feb. 20 we are holding an open house on the plan. It's an opportunity for citizens to give feedback on transportation needs. Input received from a recent citizen survey will also be available.

Hays County Moms
1st Annual Valentines Festival
The  Hays County Moms  are holding their Inaugural Valentines Festival on February 9 in Kyle. The City of Buda's Complete Count Committee will have a table set up with information about Census 2020. The  Friends of the Buda Library  are also attending. The event benefits the Hays County Food Bank. Hope to see you there! 

Hays County Moms Valentine’s Festival
Sunday, Feb. 9.
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Gemstone Palace (1101 Bunton Creek Rd.) in Kyle
Buda Count: Census 2020

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Accurate counts impact federal funding levels and representation in the state and federal level.

For more information on the 2020 Census and the importance of being counted, please visit  2020census.gov or www.ci.buda.tx.us/budacounts .

The Buda City Council has established a Complete Count Committee (CCC) for the City of Buda. CCC's are volunteer committees whose purpose is to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. 


March 3 Primary
Voting Information
Early Voting for the March 3 Primary Election begins on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and runs through Friday, Feb. 28.

International Dark Sky Community Survey
The City of Buda is interested in becoming an International Dark Sky Community. Dark Sky is a program that is administered and maintained by the International Dark Sky Association. They are a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve the night sky by promoting responsible outdoor lighting.

They educate the public and policymakers about the importance of preserving the night sky. Dark Sky is more than seeing the stars, it’s fighting light pollution for the betterment of our environment, our health, and our energy consumption.

We would love to know how you feel about becoming an International Dark Skies Community. Please fill out the short survey in the link below. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.


Downtown Construction Shifts to West Side
Of Main Street
REMINDER: Work has now shifted to the west side of Main Street.

The southbound lane of Main Street between Ash Street and Peach Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic during this phase.


Downtown Construction Parking Guide Video
Where to Park in Downtown Buda During Construction! Dash the Dachshund shows where to park to get to shops and restaurants in downtown Buda during construction.
Get to Know Your Wildlands
Join the Austin Wildland Conservation Division and Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District for a family friendly event featuring a crawl-through cave exhibit, a movie screening about protecting wildlands for water in Hays County, an augmented reality experience, and more!

The Water Quality Protection Lands program conserves working ranches and open space surrounding Onion Creek, Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek and others to benefit local groundwater and springs. We manage land to keep natural processes working as they always have to keep the aquifer functioning even as the human world around us changes. Learn more at austintexas.gov/WQPLstory.

Greater San Marcos
Five-Year Regional Economic Development Plan Survey
The  Greater San Marcos Partnership  is asking for your input on its five-year regional economic development strategic plan: Vision 2025.

The survey is available through Feb 7.

Presidents' Day Holiday
All City offices, including the Buda Public Library, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents' Day.
City of Buda
Pet Registration Information
Buda City Council recently approved changes to the pet registration ordinance. Instead of a yearly pet registration, Buda Animal Control has now moved to a lifetime pet registration. Currently, there is no cost to register your pet through September 30, 2020. 

Over Here, Over There
Monthly Development Report
Interested in the latest growth in Buda? Here's the latest "Over Here, Over There" Monthly Development Report for December 2019. 

City of Buda WaterSmart Customer Portal Open
Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year . Sign up for leak alerts.

Buda Construction
Website Page
With so many construction projects happening we decided to create a page on our website dedicated to construction updates. You can find it at  ci.buda.tx.us/budaconstruction. We will keep this page updated and continue to post updates on our social media channels. Construction updates are also running on the monitors in the lobby of the Municipal Building. 
Upcoming Meetings
Main Street Advisory Board
Feb. 12, 2020
6:00 PM

Parks and Recreation
Feb. 19, 2020
6:30 PM

Historic Preservation Commission
Feb. 20, 2020
6:30 PM

City of Buda
Job Opportunities
Interested in joining our team? Check out our latest employment opportunities.

Thank you for subscribing to "The Big Picture" weekly newsletter! It's a "Budaful" way to keep up with the latest City news.

Sincerely,

City of Buda