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Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Domain substation may compromise Red Line Trail

Austin Energy needs a new substation to serve the population growth around the Domain and the utility already owns a site in an ideal location for that purpose. However, the Public Works Department’s Urban Trails team has been eyeing that…

Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Water-saving code amendments coming

Years after the city’s Water Forward Committee recommended changes to require on-site water reuse systems for commercial development, an item to put the matter into city regulations appears headed for a City Council agenda in December.Austin Water Assistant Director Kevin…

Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Samuel King

City wants Supreme Court to hear digital billboards case

The city of Austin plans to appeal a ruling overturning its ban on digital billboards and signs that aren’t on the site of a business.In August, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found the city’s distinction between on-premise and off-premise…

Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

ZAP briefed on Onion Creek flooding and development

Zoning and Platting commissioners were briefed last Tuesday on the effects of flooding on development in South Austin’s Onion Creek.Kevin Shunk, the floodplain administrator in the city’s Watershed Protection Department, gave the presentation in response to questions from ZAP.Shunk said…

Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 10.29.20

Today City Council will once again convene virtually for its regular Thursday meeting. As has been the practice throughout the pandemic, Council will take public comment on the main agenda at the beginning of the meeting, followed by zoning speakers…

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

County extends small cities relief deadline

Millions of dollars in pandemic relief funds may shortly be returned to the U.S. Treasury Department due to the failure of small cities in Travis County to provide documentation for the county’s $7.3 million small cities relief program. The Commissioners…