Latest Headlines for Sunday, October 24

Friday, October 22, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

City sees details of homelessness strategy, with push to raise $115M

City Council learned in detail Thursday how its $210 million in federal aid, bond funds and other allocations will be used to address and possibly end homelessness over the next three years. The presentation by Homeless Strategy Officer Dianna Grey…

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Friday, October 22, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

ZAP votes against rezoning for affordable housing project, the Rhett

The Zoning and Platting Commission Tuesday recommended denying a rezoning for the Rhett, an affordable housing project at 1000 East Yager Lane in North Austin.  The commission’s vote comes as the city falls short on its affordable housing production goals.…

Friday, October 22, 2021 by Kali Bramble

Board of Adjustment fee assistance moves forward

At last Thursday’s meeting, City Council unanimously approved a resolution designed to alleviate economic barriers to participating in the Board of Adjustment process. The resolution, sponsored by Mayor Pro-Tem Natasha Harper-Madison, outlines the development of a BoA applicant assistance program…

Friday, October 22, 2021 by KUT News

Texans will decide on eight constitutional amendments this election. Here’s what they mean.

Lee esta historia en español. This Nov. 2 election, Texans have the chance to vote on eight amendments to the state constitution. What would each amendment actually do? Read our voter guide below to find out. Early voting began Monday…

Thursday, October 21, 2021 by Seth Smalley

County proceeds with vehicle electrification effort

On Tuesday, Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources staff updated the county on the vehicle fleet electrification plan, as directed by a resolution commissioners adopted in June. The resolution notes that as transportation is the primary contributor to carbon emissions…

Thursday, October 21, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Panelists look at impacts, opportunities brought by Tesla and others

With Austin an increasingly popular relocation choice for major companies and public institutions, the area’s infrastructure, employment dynamics and education systems are in for significant impacts in the coming years. That was the messages panelists had for local real estate…