Latest Headlines for Sunday, March 29

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Friday, March 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City-led Traffic Congestion Action Plan on the way

The Austin Monitor has obtained a memo from City Manager Marc Ott that briefly details plans for Austin’s new Traffic Congestion Action Plan, or “Traffic CAP,” though officials delayed a planned news conference on the topic until today due to…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Pio Renteria

D3 Council Member Pio Renteria joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to discuss his first weeks in office, eastside gentrification, and more. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane Cafe. Show is embedded below.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Parks Board asks for moratorium on naming parks

Without rules, they won’t name. That is what the Parks and Recreation Board decided Tuesday night when members considered an item to rename the Quick Start Tennis Courts on Johnny Morris Road. The board voted not to recommend the item,…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Police to enforce noise ordinance during RoundUp

The Austin Police Department says it will enforce the city’s noise ordinance in the West Campus area during the University of Texas RoundUp festivities, scheduled for this weekend. RoundUp is a nationally known weekend of parties and live performances put…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council puts off vote on vacating right of way

City Council postponed action on vacating right of way on several streets in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood Thursday and sent questions about the development to Council Member Leslie Pool’s Open Space, Environment and Sustainability Committee. Pool had pulled the item…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

AE to seek new solar contracts by mid-April

Since City Council adopted a set of goals last year that will shape Austin’s future energy portfolio, most discussion has focused on how to fill a 500-megawatt power gap in the plan. This week, the focus shifted to a goal…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Adler promises to change building permit process

Speaking to a receptive audience at the Real Estate Council of Austin on Wednesday, Mayor Steve Adler said he and his colleagues intend to make sure that they fix problems in the city’s development and permitting process sooner rather than…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Mobility Committee considers future of Lyft, Uber

Transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber have come a long way since they launched outside of Austin’s regulatory framework last May. Still, they have more distance to travel before they can be considered a permanent part of the…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

MoPac Boulevard project completion delayed

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority officials announced Wednesday that a fully operational MoPac Boulevard may not happen until the end of the year. While the announcement currently delays construction only three-and-a-half months, officials said they were not confident they could complete the work…

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