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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Post Prop 1, city begins community conversations about citizen petitions

In a dark room usually reserved for musical performances in South Austin’s Strange Brew coffee shop, four Austin residents met on Monday to talk about the process of citizen petitions — the most recent of which resulted in Proposition 1…

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Too many land-use professionals?

At Monday’s City Council Audit and Finance Committee meeting, Council members rejected the idea of allowing the Environmental Commission to have five land-use professionals among its 11 members. The current rules governing membership on the Environmental Commission allow for only…

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Monday, April 11, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Don Zimmerman

Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about abstentions, annexation, and the rest of his term-so-far. Sponsored by Austin Water. Post is embedded below.

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Monday, April 11, 2016 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 4.7.2016

TickTock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from City Council. Click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding tweets. ITEMS 6 7 9 16 17 19 23 32 34 Tick Tock Participants:…

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Monday, November 30, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: The (early) impact of 10-1

Khotan Shabazi-Harmon of Leadership Austin’s 2015 Essential Class joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about her impressions of the City of Austin’s new 10-1 system and the Leadership Austin report on geographic representation. The program is embedded below.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Greg Casar

Austin City Council Member Greg Casar looks back at his first months in office, including his efforts as chair of Council’s Planning and Neighborhood Committee. The program is embedded below:

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Monday, July 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Casar proposes ADU policy revision timeline

Amid a public outcry for more available housing, City Council is reconsidering restrictions on accessory dwelling units such as granny flats and garage apartments. Council Member Greg Casar has proposed an approach to that review that considers related issues, including…

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Monday, June 29, 2015 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council Meeting 6.25.15

Tick Tock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from Council day. Simply click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding. Votes are color-coded: Green for yeas, red for nays, et cetera. It’s embedded…

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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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