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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

In line with state law, D6 project moves forward without traffic analysis

The Zoning and Platting Commission threw its full support behind development plans for about 100 acres near Highway 183 North and Ranch Road 620 at its most recent meeting. But an unusual state law – that could soon change –…

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Should natural gas be a required secondary fuel source?

Even as the city strives to reach net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Energy Code for Austin still, with some exceptions, requires the use of natural gas for water heating when a residential building is constructed adjacent to…

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Ryan Thornton
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TipSheet: Travis County, 4.23.19

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. To help our readers stay informed, each week we offer a selection of interesting items from the voting session agenda. The entire agenda is available on the Travis County…

Monday, April 22, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Austin Energy updates multifamily weatherization program

Despite spending less than ever on multifamily weatherization and tightening restrictions on its multifamily weatherization rebate program, Austin Energy claims to be on track to meet the city’s energy efficiency goals while continuing to lower energy bills for its customers.Debbie…

Monday, April 22, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Tourism Commission asks Council to pursue hotel tax collection on STRs

The Tourism Commission wants City Council to revisit and possibly make changes to its ordinance covering short-term rentals, with the goal of increasing the amount of Hotel Occupancy Tax coming into city coffers.The commission voted unanimously at this month’s meeting…

Monday, April 22, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

West Austin housing development claims vested rights, compromises on development regulations

Even if a property remains undeveloped for years, the property’s vested rights can, in some cases, allow a project to be grandfathered into another era’s development regulations. In the case of a project at FM 620 at Storm Drive, that era…