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Friday, December 9, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council approves bid to buy AISD properties

City Council approved a measure Thursday to move forward with a joint effort between the city, Travis County and the Austin Independent School District to provide affordable housing on publicly owned land. The measure authorized city staff to submit a…

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Friday, December 9, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Council upends manager search process

City Council on Thursday scrapped the staff-led process for hiring an executive search firm to help find a new city manager, sending the Human Resources and Purchasing Office team off to see if it might put together a new process…

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Friday, December 9, 2016 by Chad Swiatecki

CodeNEXT could allow new music districts and creative spaces around Austin

Affordability – for both the city’s mostly lower-income artists and the venues and galleries where they work – will be the creative community’s biggest concern as Austin rolls out and gradually revises its CodeNEXT plan, a comprehensive rewrite of the…

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Friday, December 9, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Parks compliance with ADA to take 10 years

Nearly a year after the city’s established compliance deadline for the new American with Disabilities Act requirements, the Parks and Recreation Board heard a presentation on the city’s ADA transition plan during its Dec. 6 meeting. Jesus Lardizabal from Altura…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 12.8.16

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…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Council members consider ways to lower neighborhood speed limits

Testimony included talk of a birthday. “Ben turned 10 on Monday at a rehabilitation facility in Dallas,” Kathy Sokolic told members of the City Council Mobility Committee on Wednesday. As we’ve chronicled before, a car hit Sokolic’s nephew, Ben, outside…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Grove affordable housing plan explained

If approved on third reading, the new plan for affordable housing for the Grove at Shoal Creek will not only increase the amount of affordable housing available but will also save Austin Water more than $5.3 million over 20 years. These…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Parks board OKs Lamar Beach Master Plan

In advance of its appearance at the Dec. 8 City Council meeting, the Lamar Beach Master Plan was approved with recommendation by the Parks and Recreation Board when it met on Dec. 6. “This is a bad deal for the…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

State lawmakers veer into robot car conversation

The transportation buzz around the state Capitol during the buildup to the 85th Texas Legislature has included word of statewide ride-hailing regulations, toll road reform and now – perhaps inevitably – autonomous vehicles. The House Transportation Committee on Wednesday hosted…

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