Latest Headlines for Wednesday, September 23

Monday, August 14, 2000 by

Recently elected chair of the City of Austin’s Environmental Board, Lee Leffingwell says, “I enjoy the work because we are involved in the oversight of at least one area of city government. We have an active role in the protection of the environment, which I think is the primary goal of everyone on the board.”

Leffingwell joined the Environmental Board in September of 1999 and was elected chair last month He says that as chair, he will try to keep the board focused on the tasks at hand. Describing the role of the Environmental Board,…

Friday, August 11, 2000 by

Mayor Watson says Hays County should control own growth

Hays County Judge Jim Powers said Thursday that he will consider appointing a member of the Hays County Water Planning Partnership (HCWPP) to a newly-formed regional planning committee, and he would even consider consistent critic Erin Foster for a post.…

Thursday, August 10, 2000 by

City Parks Board won't recommend

Board sends long list of concerns to City Council The Austin Parks and Recreation Board decided not to make a recommendation on whether the City Council should put an item on the November ballot concerning lease of parkland for a…

Wednesday, August 9, 2000 by

BSEACD general manager Bowlin may

Divided board to hold executive session next week The Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) is losing its senior hydrogeologist and another has given notice that he will only work on one remaining district project. Both of the scientists…

Tuesday, August 8, 2000 by

City Council approves dense MF-6

University area condo developer makes neighbors happy The City Council approved a historic zoning case on first reading Thursday, although it had nothing to do with an old or historical property. Rather, it was the first time the city had…

Monday, August 7, 2000 by

City Council approves first exchange

Developer trades 5.5 times as much land, plus cash The City Council has authorized a trade of 12.3 acres of the city’s Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) for 67.57 acres of similar property so that the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)…