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Friday, May 25, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Council votes not to put CodeNEXT petition on ballot

City Council members have voted against putting a CodeNEXT petition to a public vote, instead allowing a threatened lawsuit to proceed and a judge to determine whether the city is required to do so.“Putting this on the ballot is not…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Growing opioid abuse crisis draws push for budget requests, partnerships

Looking to head off a public health issue that was repeatedly referred to as a growing crisis, City Council voted Thursday to take the first steps to combat an increase in deaths and abuse of the opioid family of drugs…

Friday, May 25, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves $110M for Waller Creek chain of parks

City Council voted Thursday to pump another $110 million into the Waller Creek chain of parks.The money committed by the city is part of a long-term $375 million project to turn 35 acres of land along the creek into a…

Friday, May 25, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

South Central Waterfront’s environmental standards approved by Environmental Commission

After years of planning on paper, the South Central Waterfront Regulating Plan is finally one step closer to reality after the Environmental Commission recommended the associated environmental development standards to City Council.Along the shores of Lady Bird Lake, there is…

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Zilker Park staging area in line to become a parking lot

For years, the back end of the swath of parkland used for the Austin City Limits Festival, the Trail of Lights and the Kite Festival has been repurposed as a sometimes staging area and sometimes parking lot. However, until now,…

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Jack Craver

Audit says city needs better data on homeless population

What does it mean to be homeless? It depends who you ask.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development applies the term to a variety of living situations, including people living in places “not meant for human habitation,” those in…