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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Jack Craver

The battle over conditional overlays

City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan is fed up with conditional overlays.Conditional overlays – COs in the parlance of City Hall insiders – are zoning rules that apply to a specific property. They often end up included as part of a…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

City Council considers prescribing paid sick leave for private employers

Mornings at Hoover’s Cooking are spent hammering beef to make it thin enough for the restaurant’s best-selling dish: chicken-fried steak.“Other things that are good sellers are our fried catfish … and pork chops,” said Hoover Alexander, who has owned the…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Neighborhood density dialed back in new CodeNEXT draft

The city of Austin has released its third draft of CodeNEXT, the ongoing overhaul of the rules governing what can be built where. At City Hall Monday evening, staff held an open house on the proposed Land Development Code, inviting…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City looks to retain arts and culture amid growth

A pair of reports from the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department give city leaders perhaps the clearest road map yet for how to preserve and create artistic and cultural clusters that many worry are threatened by rapid…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Jack Craver

Transportation Department defends ‘speed cushions’

Transportation Director Robert Spillar showed up at a meeting of the Public Safety Commission on Monday to defend “speed cushions,” the traffic-calming devices that have infuriated motorists across the city, most notably in a Northwest Austin neighborhood that successfully campaigned…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 2.13.18

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s Office hosts a copy at its website.8. Receive presentation on the 2016 Travis…