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Thursday, December 5, 2002 by

The citizen task force studying the impact of historic zoning on gentrification in East Austin submitted its findings to the City Council on Wednesday. The group told Council members that gentrification was definitely taking place in East Austin, but differed with city staff on the role that historic zoning played in causing it.

“Historic zoning, we felt, was a minor contributor to the gentrification,” said David West of the Historic Landmark Commission. “We felt it affected surrounding property values and that it could increase rehabilitation costs on surrounding houses . . . bringing…

Wednesday, December 4, 2002 by

A year after the Commissioners Court started its efforts to craft a landfill-siting ordinance, the court is no closer to stopping the expansion of existing facilities.

Under state law, landfill owners have a right to expand landfills, regardless of what the county wants. Neighbors have the right to protest those landfills, but Texas counties have no authority to stop permit amendments or landfill expansions, even when…

Monday, December 2, 2002 by

In Fact Daily Profile:

Betty Edgemond, talks About fighting for South Austin By Keith Sennikoff “I have to listen to Miss Edgemond because she’s the mayor of South Austin!” Mayor Gus Garcia once said during a City Council zoning hearing. Betty Edgemond, member of…