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Tuesday, March 28, 2000 by

Police Oversight Focus Group haggles way to final consensus

Marathon meeting jells most issues for report but will not be unanimous The baby has been gestating for nine months and after an intensive seven and a half hours of labor yesterday the delivery was a success, more or less.…

Monday, March 27, 2000 by

Alvarez, who has the environmental vote, unveils plan for neighborhoods

Alvarez campaign cranking while chief opponent Quintanilla lags behind City Council candidate Raul Alvarez has released a plan for protecting Austin neighborhoods that includes hiring a neighborhood liaison officer who would report directly to the council. Alvarez announced his plan…

Friday, March 24, 2000 by

City cuts a deal and heeds John Lennon's advice to give peace a chance

Unanimous vote grants variances from SOS Ordinance With mayor and council agonizing aloud about making a decision after an agonizingly long (five hours and 20 minutes) final hearing and debate that followed an agonizing process of negotiations that began more…

Thursday, March 23, 2000 by

Mayor draws little opposition as 18 candidates vie for council seats

Lewis gets two opponents while most scramble for two open seats You've heard about low voter turnout for council elections, well how about low candidate turnout? The dearth of kamikaze candidates to take on Mayor Kirk Preston Watson is understandable.…

Wednesday, March 22, 2000 by

Save Our Springs Alliance's split on Bradley Settlement nothing new?

Letters of resignation flying as chair takes stance at odds with board Protecting the environment is more important than party loyalty, says Robin Rather, chair of the Save Our Springs Alliance (SOSA), in explaining why she took a position totally…

Tuesday, March 21, 2000 by

Tivoli's Smart Growth incentives notch $2.2 million for first installment

Bulk of $11.9 million package to come later A $2.2 million down payment on the total package estimated at $11.9 million for incentives to keep Tivoli Systems Inc. in Austin comes due Thursday in items before the City Council. The…