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Thursday, August 9, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Despite need for housing, ZAP does not approve Southwest Austin subdivision

After the Environmental Commission failed to recommend the environmental suitability of a densely planned Southwest Austin subdivision due to traffic concerns, the preliminary plan for this development proceeded to the Zoning and Platting Commission.Much like the hearing in June, the…

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council seeks review of insurance appeals

Last month, Chuck Lesniak retired from the city of Austin after 28 years, most recently as the city’s environmental officer. However, his involvement with the city is continuing as he urges City Council to establish a third-party appeals process that…

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Travis County delays approval of extended hours for Waterloo Music Festival

Waterloo Music Festival is scheduled for Sept. 7-10 this year at Carson Creek Ranch. The new festival will have camping and music five minutes north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.Event promoter David Machinist with Jam Fest LLC appeared in the Travis…

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 8.9.18

They’re baaaaack! Welcome to this week’s TipSheet. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda, but here are the items we have our eye on today. The Office of the City Clerk posts a copy…

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council offers questions, praise and frustration amid McKalla presentations

Threaded between questions and comments Tuesday about alternative proposals to develop the city’s McKalla Place tract was frustration. Many members of City Council bemoaned the hurried decision-making process that has put the city, area developers and the owners of a…

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

‘Opportunity’ knocks? Austin doesn’t quite know what to do with areas picked for federal tax breaks

Census tract 48453002411 has a lot to offer. There’s a brewery on the north edge of the tract. There’s a neighborhood park, and you’re not too far from McKinney Falls State Park. On a good day, you can drive from…