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Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Jimmy Maas

Paperwork could cost Circuit of the Americas $20 million for last year’s F1 race

The Circuit of the Americas could be out as much as $20 million in incentives from the governor’s office.The office informed COTA officials they missed a critical filing date for a human trafficking prevention plan in advance of the Formula…

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Board of Adjustment seeks neighborly consent for variance

There are occasions when even though the Board of Adjustment deems a request reasonable, procedure dictates that it is unable to approve the request.Such a petition came before the BoA at its Feb. 11 meeting, when the homeowner of 7309…

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 2.21.19

Welcome to this week’s TipSheet. Austin City Council is back again for its regular Thursday meeting. This week’s meeting doesn’t have any time-certain items, but we’ve taken a stab at the items that might garner the most discussion. For the…

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

In search of the best ‘yes’ for indigent defense

In the search of a best path forward, Travis County is at risk of losing momentum toward better indigent defense if the various interested parties can’t find a middle ground.The county’s Indigent Legal Services work group has composed a draft…

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Jack Craver

Casar makes small changes to affordable housing resolution

City Council appears poised to approve a resolution aimed at easing regulations on affordable housing developers.At a Tuesday work session, Council members offered suggestions, but not significant criticism, of the measure drafted by Council Member Greg Casar. The proposal, which…

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Jo Clifton

City survey: Austinites’ satisfaction up

Austinites have expressed a very high level of satisfaction with city services, with overall satisfaction 21 percent higher than the national average for cities with a population of more than 500,000, Chief Performance Officer Kimberly Olivares told Council at Tuesday’s…