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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)…

Friday, August 4, 2000 by

City Council hears citizens' requests

Second hearing set for August 17 Mayor Kirk Watson: “My name is Bond, Road Bond.” Council Member Beverly Griffith: “My name is Bond, Parks Bond.” Council Member Raul Alvarez: "Wait! My name is Bond too…Housing Bond.” Council Member Danny Thomas:…

Thursday, August 3, 2000 by

City Council ready to extend water

Impoverished subdivision outside city limits The subdivision labeled by media reports as Travis County's "colonia," because of its lack of water and leaking septic systems, will get an opportunity for City of Austin water service today. The City Council will…

Wednesday, August 2, 2000 by

Almanza files Ethics, Bias Complaints

Accusations concern East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Plan hearing Planning Commissioner Susana Almanza has filed a complaint with the city Ethics Review Commission charging fellow Planning Commissioners and the city’s Development Review and Inspection Department (DRID) with discrimination and ethical violations.…

Tuesday, August 1, 2000 by

Design Commission sends civic

Ambitious plan would incorporate art into every project The Design Commission last night approved policy recommendations for civic art and design which set forth strategies for involving diverse segments of the community in making downtown a more graceful place to…

Monday, July 31, 2000 by

Griffith, Alvarez, Thomas want parks, housing

Bonds to be considered along with money for roads Griffith says equity, environment, economy need attention too Council Member Beverly Griffith plans to broaden Thursday’s City Council discussion on a proposed November bond election for road and street improvements to…