Latest Headlines for Monday, May 30

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Monday, May 30, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

Planning Commission and AISD back charter school code change

Last week, City Hall was filled with people hoping to speak to the Planning Commission about proposed changes to how charter schools are built. And, though there are still details to be worked out, those amendments will be moving on…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: You don’t know Lanier High School

As part of the Austin Monitor in the Classroom program, a partnership with Google Fiber, we turn this week’s show over to five students from Lanier High School. Then Monitor publisher Mike Kanin is joined by Lanier students Joseph Correa,…

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Friday, May 27, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Adler drops surprise $720M mobility bond proposal

Mayor Steve Adler has blasted into the middle of the ongoing conversation about a November mobility bond election by proposing an estimated $720 million package of projects along Austin’s most vital arterials. In a closed-door speech before the Greater Austin…

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Friday, May 27, 2016 by Vicky Garza

Parks board weighs in on Shoal Creek PUD

After more than three hours of presentations and testimony, the Parks and Recreation Board decided to send the message that the amount and quality of open space planned for The Grove at Shoal Creek Planned Unit Development is not to…

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Friday, May 27, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Flooding discussions continue at Open Space Committee

With the promise of rain, Upper Onion Creek resident Ken Jacob says his neighbors can be found with their eyes to the creek and the internet — where rain gauge levels are updated. So it’s essential to someone like Jacob,…

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Friday, May 27, 2016 by Jack Craver

City to consider new building standards to encourage efficiency, solar power

The city of Austin is poised to update its energy code to comply with the latest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code. “It’s really very, very modest,” said Debbie Kimberly, vice president of customer energy solutions for Austin Energy,…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Watson’s I-35 plan: No need for a bond election

State Sen. Kirk Watson will reveal several ambitious proposals for infrastructure investments in Interstate 35 on Thursday, and none of them involve asking Austin voters for permission this November. Watson, former mayor of Austin, is set to deliver his suite…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Mose Buchele

What’s up with Austin’s recycling?

“Would you like to have a little Coke?” asks Kathy Bell Hargrave, cracking open a can of soda in her daughter’s kitchen. Some things we do in life without giving them a second thought, but when we stop to think…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Little support for reducing utility transfers

At the end of Wednesday’s City Council budget work session about transfers from Austin Energy and Austin Water to the city’s General Fund, Chief Financial Officer Elaine Hart asked Council members to weigh in on whether they support continuing the…

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