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Recall Kitchen Petition Redacted
Friday, February 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Ethics complaints filed against petition PAC

While the city clerk still has not received a promised petition seeking the recall of Council Member Ann Kitchen, the Texas Ethics Commission has received four complaints filed against the group behind the alleged effort. Austin attorney Fred Lewis filed…

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Friday, February 5, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Grant project spurs crime drop on Sam Rayburn Drive

Antonio Mancinas, 68, leans against a tree in his front yard. He lives in a house with his wife at the end of Sam Rayburn Drive in the Rundberg neighborhood. Despite having spent roughly a quarter of a century on…

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Friday, February 5, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

TNC speakers: 10 for election, 7 for adoption

City Council could be poised to call for an election for a transportation network company ordinance, as the majority of speakers urged it to do Thursday night. “Based on what we’ve heard, we probably are on our way to a May election,”…

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Friday, February 5, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council devises short-term fix for EMS staffing

The union representing Austin emergency medical service workers won a partial victory last week when City Council voted to approve three new positions for the EMS call center. Three entry-level employees will be added to the center, and the department…

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Friday, February 5, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Tale of Winnebago Lane takes new twist

At least one chapter has closed in the saga of 4711 Winnebago Lane, as City Council voted yesterday against the sale of the land to a private buyer for $1.45 million. Council voted 6-5 against the sale of the land…

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Jack Craver

Mobility Committee considers options for transportation bond

Every member of City Council, including Mayor Steve Adler, turned up Wednesday afternoon for a discussion held by the Mobility Committee on a potential transportation bond election. They heard a slate of possibilities for action on a potential transportation bond,…

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Jack Craver

Boys & Girls Club gets nod from Planning Commission

A major new Boys & Girls Club will likely be coming to Northeast Austin, thanks to action taken by the Planning Commission at its Jan. 26 meeting last week. Despite objections from some nearby residents and opposition from the University…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: Austin City Council, 2.4.16

City Council will hold its regular meeting Thursday. Below is a list of items we’re watching. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda. The Office of the City Clerk posts a copy on its website,…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

TNC petition is valid, and Adler has a new idea

Almost as quickly as City Clerk Jannette Goodall could say that the Ridesharing Works for Austin petition signatures were valid, Mayor Steve Adler announced that he had a new idea to add to the litany of concepts already proposed for how to…

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