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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

A note from your editor

Hello, I’m Liz, and I’m editor-in-chief now. A lot of you may already be familiar with me — I’ve been writing for the Monitor (and In Fact Daily) for about four years. I’ll still be doing that, because otherwise it…

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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

District 9 forum focuses on affordability

The three City Council candidates vying to represent Austin’s most central district focused on issues of affordability and housing during Thursday night’s forum. The City of Austin presented the event in partnership with the Ethics Review Commission and the League…

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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee says Austin not ready for micro units

Though they may not be a bad idea, it just may not be the right time for micro units in Austin. That was the sentiment at the Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances committee Tuesday, where commissioners voted unanimously to deny…

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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Whispers Roundup: The ANC Mega-Forum

Whispers Roundup is a weekly column of items from our reporters’ notebooks. ANC plans mega-forum next week … The Austin Neighborhoods Council will hold its candidate forum next week. Following the forum, ANC will vote on its endorsements, which will…

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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Mark Richardson

City Hall remodeling 80 percent complete

Officials with the city’s Public Works Department said Thursday that renovations to the first and second floors of City Hall are between 70 and 80 percent complete, and should be usable by late October. Construction began in July on the…

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Ballot Boxing: The District Four Forum, complete video

The complete video of the Ballot Boxing: District 4 forum is posted here.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

LCRA approves Water Plan changes and reservoir

The Lower Colorado River Authority’s board members unanimously voted to accept several key amendments to their its 2012 Water Management Plan Wednesday. The board also voted to build the LCRA’s first new reservoir since the 1940s. The vote was the…

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Gene Davis

District 4 candidates talk public safety, affordability

Council candidates vying for the District 4 seat listed safety, sidewalks and affordability as top priorities facing Austin’s densest district in a forum Wednesday, co-hosted by the Austin Monitor and our partners at KUT, KXAN, the Austin Chronicle and Univision. Candidates…

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Jo Clifton

City Council Democratic endorsements continue to roll in

In a Wednesday busy with political activity, both the Austin Environmental Democrats and the Central Austin Democrats weighed in with endorsements for this year’s City Council race. In their final round of endorsements for the Austin City Council, Austin Environmental…

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