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Friday, April 26, 2002 by

Council, citizens need to lower expectations during budget crunch

City Manager Jesus Garza has presided over the passage of nine city budgets, mostly during good times. But he has been involved in city government almost continuously since 1987, with most of his service in Austin. Yesterday, Garza talked to…

Thursday, April 25, 2002 by

Coalition of business groups, community leaders say proposal is misleading

Downtown business groups joined with the unions representing police officers and firefighters on Wednesday to announce their opposition to Proposition 1, the “Austin Fair Elections Act.” Speakers at the meeting said the act would have a negative impact on the…

Wednesday, April 24, 2002 by

But neighbors may be making the wrong choice

Austin neighborhoods may be fighting for a version of the solid-waste siting ordinance that would protect them the least. Travis County staff presented commissioners yesterday with two versions of the solid-waste-siting ordinance. One version, “Draft A,” most closely resembles a…

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 by

Proposition 1 more complicated than 1997 amendment

Signs are sprouting all over downtown and South Austin for the Clean Campaign’s Prop. 1. The green-and-white signs for the Charter amendment, which provides for public financing of candidates who meet minimal requirements, abound in right-of-way areas and a few…

Monday, April 22, 2002 by

Neighborhood particpation in survey was "record setting"

Last week the Austin City Council approved the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan and its associated rezonings on first reading. But the zoning on one tract in the South Austin neighborhood is still causing a dispute, prompting the Council to order…

Friday, April 19, 2002 by

Council will wait to fund

Next year's campaign coffers Wynn says college students could fund huge beer bust Council Member Will Wynn’ s favorite scenario for how Austin’s tax dollars might be spent if voters approve Proposition 1, the public financing proposal for City Council…