Latest Headlines for Sunday, June 16

Friday, June 14, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Street impact fees making their way back to Council

Austin Transportation is proposing a one-time street impact fee for new developments to help the city pay for its growth in an equitable and transparent way.After releasing a draft study earlier this week explaining how fees would be calculated and…

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Friday, June 14, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Nonprofit funds OK’d despite Flannigan questions

In spite of Council Member Jimmy Flannigan’s effort to postpone the vote, Council last week approved adding $319,000 to a contract with Capital IDEA for funds to train young adults for entry into the workforce. The total for the six-year…

Friday, June 14, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

City leverages development review for transit goals

The Austin Transportation Department says years of efforts to institutionalize Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan visions of a compact and connected city are finally panning out.Since signing a memorandum of understanding in December involving ATD, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and…

Friday, June 14, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Flooding concerns prevent BoA from approving increased impervious cover

When it comes to drainage controls, how much of a good thing is too much? The answer is, when drainage control threatens to heighten flood risk due to the increase in impervious cover required for its installation.Jason Asbury came on…

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Ethics Review Commission finds Frank Rodriguez in violation of city ethics rules

Justice has been a long time coming in the case concerning Frank Rodriguez’s continued ties to Latino Healthcare Forum, a nonprofit he founded while serving as a senior policy adviser to Mayor Steve Adler.After the Ethics Review Commission chose not…

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Amphitheater, planetarium among $880M in improvements planned for Walter Long Park

Money from last year’s bond package approved by voters in November is expected to be used to fund the first of hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements and development at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin.Family-style recreation…