Thursday, September 8, 2022

New Draft Cemetery Rules Are Available for Community Review

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is presenting the updated draft of proposed Cemetery Rules and Regulations for community review and feedback. Community members are invited to review and provide comments from September 7 through October 9 online.

In addition, the Department will host a virtual community meeting on October 10 to review aspects of the draft rules and provide an opportunity for community questions and comments during the virtual setting.

Cemetery Rules Review Virtual Community Meeting
October 10, 2022, 6 p.m.
Register for Zoom meeting

Background
The current rules and regulations were originally adopted in 1978. In 2013, City Council approved Resolution 20131017-042, which directed the City Manager to conduct community engagement to evaluate the current cemetery rules. The resolution was initiated on October 17, 2013. The draft rules were developed after the community engagement process. An initial draft was shared in 2018 and then withdrawn. Due to the pandemic and other challenges, the draft Cemetery Rules and Regulations are being shared now for community feedback before being submitted for the next steps toward adoption. The draft rules along with frequently asked questions can be found on the Cemeteries webpage.

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