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Friday, June 4, 2004 by

County Judge Sam Biscoe had plenty to say about substandard housing when he testified before the House Committee on County Affairs on Wednesday.

The topic at Wednesday's hearing was "urban colonias," not exactly the first topic associated with Travis County. But with Kennedy Ridge, Clover Leaf and Northridge Acres as his examples, Biscoe presented recommendations to the House committee. "Urban colonias" was a…

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 by

County commissioners Tuesday gave a green light to explore the consolidation of the Road and Bridge satellite offices in Precincts 1 and 4 as a cost-savings measure.

The proposed Eastside Service Center would be located on a 123-acre tract near the intersection of FM 973 and FM 969. The land, a former turkey farm acquired during the 1984 bond issue, once was intended to be a Travis…

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 by

The Planning Commission (PC) has approved, with only minor changes, the rezonings associated with the West University and North University portions of the Central Austin Neighborhood Plan as proposed by the city staff. The commission listened to dozens of individual home and property owners offer reasons why their properties should or should not be rezoned before endorsing the changes.

Several residents along San Pedro expressed concern about plans to rezone some properties from single family to multi family. The motion approved by the PC included an exception for two tracts on San Pedro recommended by staff for MF-4. Instead,…

Friday, May 28, 2004 by

Slow day means Gay Pride parade gets more attention

Austin Energy rebate program wins approval It was a slow day at the City Council yesterday. Since Mayor Will Wynn is out of town items that might have been scheduled—such as an update on budget projections—have been put off until…

Thursday, May 27, 2004 by

AMN could team up with ACTV

Staff to proceed on private, public options simultaneously The latest plan for preserving the Austin Music Network as a public entity involves combining the network with the public access channels managed by the Austin Community Access Center, also known as…