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Stories by Elizabeth Pagano

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

In line with state law, D6 project moves forward without traffic analysis

The Zoning and Platting Commission threw its full support behind development plans for about 100 acres near Highway 183 North and Ranch Road 620 at its most recent meeting. But an unusual state law – that could soon change –…

Friday, April 19, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Energy buys biomass plant for $460M

Austin Energy will, in fact, be purchasing the Nacogdoches Generating Facility for $460 million. Buying the East Texas biomass power plant is the city-owned utility’s way out of a controversial $2.3 billion contract that has been under intense scrutiny over…

Monday, April 8, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: Natasha Harper-Madison

Austin Monitor editor Elizabeth Pagano sits down with Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison this week to talk about her first few months in office, District 1, the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, NOTCodeNEXT and more. Catch up on city issues before our…

Monday, March 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Something we agree on

The link between governmental and residential Texas houses… Occasionally a contentious zoning case stirs up old memories that have been tucked away, but not forgotten. In the wake of the Historic Landmark commissioners’ reaction to the presented plans for 1602…

Monday, March 11, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Greg Casar

This week, Council Member Greg Casar stops by KOOP to talk to Austin Monitor reporter Jack Craver about District 4, City Council and his ongoing battles with the Texas state Legislature. Tune in below!Austin Monitor Radio is produced in partnership…

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: Austin Housing Conservancy

Have you been wondering what Austin Housing Conservancy is all about? Well, the Austin Monitor has a show for you. Join David Steinwedell, president and CEO of Affordable Central Texas, as he sits down with reporter Jack Craver to discuss…

Monday, February 11, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: Waller Creek Conservancy

This week John Rigdon, director of planning and design for the Waller Creek Conservancy, sits down with Austin Monitor reporter Jack Craver to talk about plans for the corridor, parks and what the conservancy has been up to of late.…

Monday, February 4, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: ATCEMS Employee Association

Selena Xie, the newly elected president of the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employee Association, sits down with Austin Monitor freelancer Jack Craver in this week’s edition of Austin Monitor Radio. Listen in below to hear the latest on retirement…

Monday, December 10, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Urgent plodding

District 3 gets into it… The gloves are off in the race for the District 3 City Council seat between siblings Susana Almanza and incumbent Pio Renteria. The long-combative candidates have taken their campaign charges to the digital and physical…

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Early voting results are in

In the mayor’s race, as expected, Mayor Steve Adler and former Council Member Laura Morrison have broken away from the pack. Adler currently has 61.11 percent of the vote and Morrison trails with 19.13 percent. Gus Pena has 10 percent,…

Monday, October 29, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: The more you know

Today in unsurprising news… The Circuit of the Americas has issued a statement on its position and involvement in the ongoing petition drive that could impact the city’s ability to complete a deal to build a soccer stadium on a…

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 8, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Greg Casar

On this week’s radio show, Council Member Greg Casar talks bonds with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano. To hear all about the city bond package, plus a little news about what’s going on at City Hall,…

Monday, September 17, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: The meatloaf index

Don’t tell your constituents… During a Cap Metro board meeting at the Austin Convention Center attended by City Council members, transportation consultant Jeffrey Tumlin bemoaned the current state of transportation planning in most American cities, which prioritizes minimizing “vehicle delay…

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: City Music

In this week’s show, Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard takes you on a musical journey through the world of urban mobility. From David Bowie to Shonen Knife, these are the tunes that inspire us as we write about cars, trains,…

Friday, August 31, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Affordable Parking Program expands

Downtown parking may have just gotten a bit easier, thanks to a public-private partnership aimed at downtown service industry workers.The city of Austin and the Downtown Austin Alliance announced yesterday that, after a partnership with Premier Parking, the Affordable Parking…

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Fence unites landmark commission

Should new fences in National Register historic districts come before the Historic Landmark Commission? The answer appears to be “probably.”At their most recent meeting, Historic Landmark commissioners considered whether to summon the owners of 906 E. 14th St., which is…

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP considers West Austin historic zoning

Going against the wishes of the property’s owners and their neighbors, a majority of the Zoning and Platting Commission endorsed a bid for historic zoning in Old West Austin at its most recent meeting.Though it wasn’t enough for a recommendation,…

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 8 candidate Rich DePalma

This week, City Council candidate Rich DePalma sits down with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard to explain why he is seeking the District 8 seat. Hear his reasons for running and more below, where the entire show has been embedded.Austin…

Monday, July 30, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Grave concerns

We only know how to bury ledes… A very strongly worded memo from the Parks and Recreation Department’s Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley warns that failure to extend a contract for interment and burial services in city cemeteries could have serious…

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