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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

No-show at the Board of Adjustment almost gets denied variance

For the second month in a row, the case of 4913 Avenue G came before the Board of Adjustment, and for the second time, it was postponed due to logistics.Although last month the case was postponed due to issues with…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Differences stark among D8 candidates vying to succeed Troxclair

In the City Council district with the lone conservative Republican representative on the 11-member body, voters in District 8 face a choice in November: elect a Council member who will remain a brake of sorts on policies that largely reflect…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

City, Cap Metro ready to consider transit before, not after, construction

For most of its existence, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has struggled to create a coherent service network in a city that has been largely developed without public transit in mind. This historical pattern now appears, after decades of political…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Water and Wastewater Commission holds off on billing recommendation

Over a year after the water billing saga surfaced in the news, Austin Water and Austin Energy are still working to adjust internal processes in order to proactively prevent a similar situation from reoccurring.In their effort to do so, several…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: The next wave of humanity

Visit commission meetings… The fractious nature of the city’s newly convened Tourism Commission brought about consideration Monday of amending the group’s bylaws, with the possibility of requiring at least seven votes to approve recommendations that would be forwarded to City…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 3 candidates, Part 1

This week City Council candidates Jessica Cohen and Justin Jacobson sit down with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk District 3 and why they are vying for a seat on the dais.Austin Monitor Radio is…