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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council staff proposal up in the air ahead of vote

Despite committee efforts and new cost projections, a conversation among City Council members Tuesday revealed that they still have some work to do on a proposal to increase staffing and resources for the mayor and Council offices ahead of a…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis Commissioners split over CAMPO 2040 Plan

Discontent over a landmark transportation plan drove Travis County Commissioners to draw distinct battle lines Tuesday between two competing visions. The hour-long discussion on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s developing 2040 Regional Transportation Plan featured a rare crack in…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to decide on X Games funding application

The Austin City Council is considering whether to endorse the application of the Circuit of the Americas for funding from the Texas Major Event Trust Fund for the summer X Games this year and in 2016 and 2017. The Major…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hundreds gather to sound off on MoPac plan

On Tuesday, several hundred Austinites crowded the cafeteria of Austin High School in order to weigh in on plans for MoPac Boulevard. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has proposed a $352.8 million project that would add four tolled express…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

CTRMA stalls proposal to double-deck MoPac

A plan that could transform MoPac Boulevard now appears to be trudging rather than speeding along, though it still may reach its destination in due time. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority announced Monday that it is delaying its proposal…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Renteria making changes to barbecue proposal

In response to owners of barbecue restaurants worried about their future in Austin, City Council Member Pio Renteria is making some changes to his resolution directing city staff to create rules to regulate smoke from commercial barbecue smokestacks. Originally, the…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD to move forward with equity assessment

The Austin Independent School District Board decided Monday to move forward with a self-assessment on educational equity in the district, although what that assessment will look like is still in the works. The board voted 7-1, with District 7 board…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee tweaks, approves Council staff boost

This Thursday, City Council members will once again take up the issue of increasing their own staff. Last week, the Council Audit and Finance Committee considered the proposal for a second time. Members voted unanimously to recommend adding 12 full-time…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Michael Kanin
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TipSheet: Austin City Council 3.31 & 4.2

Council continues its run of brief (by comparison) voting session agendas. As always, the Austin City Council meets in an agenda work session Tuesday and for its regular meeting Thursday. Below is a list of items we’re watching for the…

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