Latest Headlines for Friday, February 23

Friday, February 23, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council tries ‘outcome-based’ budgeting

Last year, City Council talked about the idea of doing “outcome-based” budgeting. 2018 is the first year that it is giving it a try.The idea is based on six strategic outcomes that Council developed last year: Having economic opportunities and…

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Friday, February 23, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Musicians’ wage debate eyes benefits, cost of increased activism

A new movement seeking to put more money in the pockets of Austin musicians is looking at the pros and cons of increasing political activism by artists – among other tactics – as a way to give them more influence…

Friday, February 23, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Once again, Austin’s landfill criteria is back in discussion

Nobody wants their backyard to become a landfill.For nearly a year, Austin Resource Recovery has been redesigning the landfill criteria matrix that refuse companies will have to abide by going forward. Problem is, it seems that staff is caught in…

Friday, February 23, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Catellus on shortlist to develop Colony Park

The city has taken a big step toward selecting Catellus Development Corp. as the master developer for the Colony Park development in East Austin.Catellus, the company chosen in late 2004 to be the master developer for the Mueller community, is…

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Jack Craver

Newest CodeNEXT draft gets criticism from all sides

CodeNEXT has plenty of critics, but they’re far from united in their criticism.The third draft of the proposed Land Development Code is being attacked from both sides of the perennial debate over growth. Neighborhood preservationists say it will lead to…

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council puts off decision on digital contract

Faced with the question of whether to approve a digital education contract for an out-of-town bidder chosen by city staff or extend the contract of a tried-and-true local company, Austin Free-Net, City Council decided last week to postpone the decision.Council…