The existing FAN positions are, as always, based on votes of the membership and documented on the FAN website.
Some of the items in @chris78701 list are covered by the adopted FAN position that:
The land development code should allow all forms of neighborhood-scale housing (including small apartment complexes, single family homes on small lots, duplexes, triplexes, accessory dwelling units, row houses, co-ops, and tiny homes) throughout all neighborhoods.
I don’t see any reason to reduce minimum lot widths when FAN’s members voted to eliminate them completely:
Eliminate minimum lot measurement restrictions (lot depths, lot sizes, and lot widths).
FANs have voted to support liberal ADU regulations citywide:
FAN does not support opt-in and opt-out provisions for ADU regulations. Complicated rules add additional cost burdens to families, makes it difficult for city staff and families to understand and implement regulations, and further complicates our land development code. ADU regulations should be city wide.
A vote of FAN members supported specific aspects of Reconnect Austin:
- Lower as much of IH-35 as possible through central Austin, including the central and north central portion.
- Better east/west connectivity by reconnecting all east/west streets across IH-35.
- Cap the lowered portions of the highway.
- Improve bridge safety with wide sidewalks, protected bike lanes, and shade trees.
- Improve frontage road safety with design speeds no higher than 30 mph, wide sidewalks with continuous shade trees, protected bike lanes, on-street parking.
- Any transit along frontage roads and across bridges should travel in dedicated lanes.
- Any transit stations in managed lanes of I-35 should be in line (no flyovers for buses out of managed lanes), and east/west transit connections should occur at the in-line stations.
- Use natural barriers (e.g. trees) to mitigate additional air pollution from added vehicles.
- Mitigate additional noise pollution from added vehicles (but not with 50 ft concrete sound walls or other unsightly barriers).
- Full economic analysis of the impacts to City of Austin tax base.
FANs have not (yet) formally supported the abolition of occupancy limits, compatibility requirements, emergency vehicle sizes (to allow for narrower street widths without compromising public safety), ebikes and other small motorized vehicles, or pension reform.
Any positions that FAN hasn’t yet formally taken can go in resolutions and to a vote of the membership, per the standard process. Anyone can draft a resolution here in the forum (or in a Google doc), and after some time to allow other FANs to discuss it and suggest changes, it takes one FAN board member to “sponsor” it and take it to a vote.