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Friday, April 17, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Urban Forestry Board critical of USA Cycling report

Members of the Urban Forestry Board are highly critical of the methods used in a report by USA Cycling that claims the city, not the cycling organization, caused most of the damage done to 57 trees in Zilker Park during…

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Friday, April 17, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Mayor Steve Adler

Austin Monitor editor Elizabeth Pagano and publisher Mike Kanin talk with Austin Mayor Steve Adler as he marks his first 100 days in office. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane Cafe. Audio is embedded below.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman appointments given a rough ride

Following their rejection of two of Council Member Don Zimmerman’s nominees to city commissions, City Council members narrowly approved his appointment to the Historic Landmark Commission Thursday. However, they did not have to go through the painful process of removing…

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Friday, April 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Burnet Road case limps through second reading

With two months more experience under their belts, City Council took up its first zoning case for a second time. Though the results were nearly identical to the outcome in February, Council will take up the Burnet Road rezoning for…

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Friday, April 17, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

US Fish and Wildlife concerned about SH 45 SW

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent letters to Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and others Wednesday, expressing concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed State Highway 45 Southwest on the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan,…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Proposed local historic district in jeopardy

The proposed Bluebonnet Hills Historic District hit another speed bump Tuesday, this time at the Planning Commission. At the end of a lengthy discussion, commissioners opted to postpone the case until May 26. This will give the applicants time to…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

MoPac South may only work with raised ramp

Whether it includes two or four express lanes, a proposed MoPac South expansion project would likely require the elevated ramp over Lady Bird Lake that has caused a stir in recent weeks. That is what Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

BoA to interpret rule on attic dormers next month

For almost a year, the Zilker Neighborhood Association has been waiting for an explanation about McMansion dormers. This week, association members took their questions to the Board of Adjustment and asked for an interpretation. After a discussion of the issue,…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin Energy deregulation bill sent to Senate

A bill that could have major implications for Austin Energy and the city budget passed its first hurdle in the Texas House on Tuesday and now goes to the Senate floor. It could give certain Austin Energy customers the ability…

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