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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Jack Craver

Confusion and frustration continue over Council committees

City Council appears united in the belief that its committee system must change, but debate on Thursday about who will serve on what committee shows that Council members have still not reached a consensus on what exactly the new system…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 2.16.2016

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting. ITEMS 10 12 18 32 34 60 67 TickTock for Friday, February 17, 2017 Participants: austinmonitor 219 DanKeshet 2 jenniferinc 1 SomewhereinATX 1 karawaane…

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Friday, February 17, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo advances amid accusations of broken promises

After years in the making, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Plaza Saltillo is only one vote away from its ultimate fate. City Council on Thursday night gave second-reading approval to the zoning change that will clear the way for the…

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Friday, February 17, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Immigration sparks Council fight

After a heated exchange between City Council members Ellen Troxclair and Greg Casar, Council voted 10-1 Thursday to approve $200,000 in emergency funding for immigrant legal services. Troxclair, Council’s only Republican, offered the only no vote and the only negative…

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Friday, February 17, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council approves resolution aimed at creating more Capitol View Corridors

City Council approved a resolution Thursday aimed at preserving “visual corridors” of the state Capitol in East Austin. Brought forward by Council Member Ora Houston – who in a prepared statement described the view of the Capitol that she grew…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Capitol view corridors to compete at Council today

Stand atop the hill at the northeast corner of the Texas State Cemetery, and you’ll have a clear view of the Texas State Capitol. It rises alongside a row of trees, now leafless, and a Texas flag. That view, some…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Kara Nuzback

Survey says: Austinites dissatisfied with traffic, happy with most else

New survey findings show Austin residents are generally happier with city services such as fire, police, library, and parks and recreation than residents of similarly populated cities. But Austin falls behind the national average of satisfaction in an unsurprising category:…

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Monday, February 13, 2017 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 2.9.2016

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor live Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting. ITEMS 3 8 17 24 26 29 33 34 46 TickTock for Friday, February 10, 2017 Participants: austinmonitor 141 TopherJNeely 3 cubbie9000 2…

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Friday, February 10, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Tension surrounds Council rules changes

There were some tense moments Thursday as City Council worked through the ramifications of two innocuous-sounding items on its agenda about Council procedures. Two years ago, when everyone on the dais was new to city government except Mayor Pro Tem…

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