Latest Headlines for Tuesday, January 23

Monday, January 22, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

CodeNEXT critics postpone petition deadline, averting a May election

The political action committee hoping to put CodeNEXT to the voters has announced that it’s changing course and will aim for a referendum in November rather than May.As first reported by The Austin Bulldog on Thursday, IndyAustin PAC says it…

Monday, January 22, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Bond session puts focus on neglect of East Austin infrastructure

Affordable housing, upkeep of parks and cultural centers, and assorted infrastructure projects were some of the more popular civic needs advocated for by residents Wednesday night in the third of a series of town hall forums on the bond package…

Monday, January 22, 2018 by Joseph Caterine

CodeNEXT wrong on PUDs, says commission

Waiting for the release of the third and final draft of CodeNEXT has not stopped the Zoning and Platting Commission from continuing to criticize the second draft, even after the commission submitted its formal recommendation last October. One of the…

Monday, January 22, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Is back

Lee’s new team?… Former Mayor Lee Leffingwell never had the noted social media chops of his successor (or his successor’s spokesperson, at least), and after he stepped down in 2015, his Twitter account mostly retired with him. In 2017, he…

Monday, January 22, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Mayoral candidate Laura Morrison

This week, former City Council member and current mayoral candidate Laura Morrison joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to explain why she is running for office, and how she differs from current Mayor Steve Adler. Get…

Friday, January 19, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Tech community tapped in move to rid city of paper

Paper-driven processes through Austin’s city government are on the way out with the announcement of a new collaboration with the city’s tech community. The partnership, announced Thursday, will see the city pair up with the Austin Tech Alliance and members…