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Monday, October 23, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

City could look to public land for soccer stadium

Beginning next month the city could begin an inventory of available land that would be able to suit a new soccer stadium for a professional team’s proposed relocation to Austin.Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo told the Austin Monitor on Sunday…

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Monday, October 23, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

AISD seeks environmental flexibility in redevelopment of Barton Springs schools

The Austin Independent School District is one step closer to reaching an agreement with the city that would allow it to redevelop some of its overcrowded campuses in order to accommodate growth in student populations. At its meeting last Wednesday,…

Monday, October 23, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

CodeNEXT consultant not meeting goals to hire women- and minority-owned firms

The California-based company hired to help rewrite Austin’s Land Development Code is not meeting contractual goals to hire local minority-owned and women-owned firms.The city’s contract with Opticos Design Inc. calls for about 32 percent of the consultant’s work on CodeNEXT…

Monday, October 23, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Bumps in the road

Unhappy? Blame speed bumps… During a Tuesday work session, Council Member Alison Alter raised concerns about the $2 million drop in revenue for the municipal court, a decrease that she attributed to a lack of enforcement of traffic laws. Another…

Monday, October 23, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 10.19.2017

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting. ITEMS 18 49 53 62 TickTock for Friday, October 20, 2017 Participants: austinmonitor 77 DanKeshet 1 rockogram 1 Thursday, October 19, 2017 9AM ‘This…

Friday, October 20, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Planning Commission quartet revolts against calls for CodeNEXT delay

In an unconventional maneuver, four Planning Commissioners hosted an impromptu press conference Thursday at City Hall, announcing their opposition to voices critical of the CodeNEXT timeline.Commissioners Chito Vela, Greg Anderson, Jeffrey Thompson and Angela De Hoyos Hart all made statements…