Latest Headlines for Tuesday, August 30

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council approves new electricity rates

City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a new set of electricity rates for residents and businesses served by Austin Energy, the city-owned utility. The vote was the culmination of an eight-month process, starting with a rate proposal submitted by…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Jo Clifton

TxDOT can’t participate in Balcones permit program

An official with the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan has informed the Texas Department of Transportation that the department is not allowed to participate in the BCCP permit in conjunction with its work on State Highway 45 Southwest. Carlos Swonke, director…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

East Austin’s boom: What to do? And how to do it?

As a first, necessary step toward addressing East Austin’s growth, the Planning Commission continues to look for a way to get a handle on the conversation about that growth. Commissioner Nuria Zaragoza, who sparked the latest discussion on the subject…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

East Austin theater at the center of code dispute

The Austin Code Department is responsible for making sure land is used for its intended purpose. So what happens when land-use rules are broken? One East Austin theater at the center of a code dispute is finding out the answer…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 8.30.16

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website. 8. Consider and take appropriate action…

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Monday, August 29, 2016 by Cate Malek

City begins work on new urban trails

Two new urban trails are set to begin construction next March, providing more options for Austinites who prefer to go carless. Teams should complete work on the Upper Boggy Creek Trail, serving neighborhoods on the east side, in November 2017.…

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Monday, August 29, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Night Owl gets late-night permit

After a visit to the Planning Commission, Burnet Road’s Night Owl will indeed be open to night owls. Commissioners voted 9-2 last week to grant a Conditional Use Permit to the Night Owl bar at 8315 Burnet Road. The permit…

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Monday, August 29, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Vultures everywhere

Reply all … Over the weekend, Public Safety Commissioner Mike Levy put Austin Neighborhoods Council President Mary Ingle on blast over the upcoming transportation bond election. It all started last week, when ANC held a panel on the upcoming bonds.…

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Monday, August 29, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: D7 Candidate Natalie Gauldin

District 7 Council candidate Natalie Gauldin joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her campaign. The show is embedded below.

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