Latest Headlines for Monday, September 22

SMART housing projects in Austin since 2000
Monday, September 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel signs off on changes to SMART housing program

Potential changes to the city’s SMART housing program are making their way back to City Council. The Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances Committee looked at the changes last week, voting unanimously to send them on to the full commission with…

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Monday, September 22, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Memo questions legality of living wage mandate for City CIP projects

A memo from Austin Public Works director Howard Lazarus to City Council members and Mayor Lee Leffingwell suggests that a theoretical Council policy that “would require contractors and subcontractors working on (City of Austin) Capital Improvement Program projects to pay…

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Monday, September 22, 2014 by Michael Kanin
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Tip Sheet: Austin City Council, 9.22 & 9.25

Austin City Council meets for a work session Tuesday at 9am and then for its regular meeting on Thursday at 10am. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The City Clerk’s office hosts…

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Monday, September 22, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Commission backs middle ground approach to LDC rewrite

Despite disagreement over the best way to move forward with CodeNEXT, the Zoning and Platting Commission has approved city staff’s recommendation for a middle-ground approach to rewriting the Land Development Code. Commissioner Gabriel Rojas was the only commissioner to vote…

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Monday, September 22, 2014 by Mark Richardson
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Tip Sheet: Travis County Commissioners 9.23

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. Items of interest for Commissioners Court…

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Monday, September 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Highland area development still seeking signs

A second visit to the Board of Adjustment was not enough for a North Central Austin development that hopes a network of signs will help increase its visibility. Since the last visit, developers of the Linc on Middle Fiskville Road…

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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

A note from your editor

Hello, I’m Liz, and I’m editor-in-chief now. A lot of you may already be familiar with me — I’ve been writing for the Monitor (and In Fact Daily) for about four years. I’ll still be doing that, because otherwise it…

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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

District 9 forum focuses on affordability

The three City Council candidates vying to represent Austin’s most central district focused on issues of affordability and housing during Thursday night’s forum. The City of Austin presented the event in partnership with the Ethics Review Commission and the League…

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Friday, September 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee says Austin not ready for micro units

Though they may not be a bad idea, it just may not be the right time for micro units in Austin. That was the sentiment at the Planning Commission Codes and Ordinances committee Tuesday, where commissioners voted unanimously to deny…

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