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Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Thornton Road developer nixes zoning request

Developer PSW Real Estate on Wednesday withdrew its request for a change to multifamily (MF-4) zoning for 2413 Thornton Road in South Austin, as well as its application to the neighborhood housing department for participation in the city’s Smart Housing…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Auditor’s report: Affordability data incomplete

According to a special report from the Office of the City Auditor, information about city programs and initiatives that affect affordability for Austinites is inconsistent, may be unreliable or incomplete and may not be readily accessible. In addition, auditors found…

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Monday, March 20, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Former Council Member Chris Riley

Former Austin City Council Member Chris Riley joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about Riley’s time in New York, his new urban planning degree, and Austin’s CodeNEXT efforts. Audio is embedded below:

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Friday, March 17, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Some seek to protect manager applicants’ names

A group of Austin citizens is urging City Council to do something out of the ordinary when they hire the next city manager – keep the names of the applicants a secret and only reveal the name of the person…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Jack Craver

What really happened with the new ethics ordinance?

An ordinance approved by City Council last month aims to strengthen the Ethics Review Commission, the citizen panel tasked with investigating and judging ethics complaints made against city officials. The ordinance, which had been in the works for about a…

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Monday, March 6, 2017 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 3.2.2017

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting. ITEMS 25 32 34 38 40 61 70 77 78 TickTock for Friday, March 3, 2017 Participants: austinmonitor 178 cubbie9000 2 TopherJNeely 1 breathesgelatin…

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Friday, March 3, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Plaza Saltillo survives near derailment

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Plaza Saltillo development survived a harrowing journey at City Council on Thursday night, but just barely. Council eventually voted early Friday morning to approve the zoning request sought by the developer, Endeavor Real Estate Group,…

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Friday, March 3, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs rules for expedited permitting

Working with advocates for developers and construction workers, City Council Member Greg Casar carefully negotiated the details of an ordinance requiring developers of large commercial projects to pay a living wage and follow other rules set forth in the Better…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Kara Nuzback

Council members slam Troxclair’s affordability plan

At City Council’s work session yesterday, several Council members hammered on District 8 Council Member Ellen Troxclair’s Austin Affordability Action Plan. The plan proposes that Council focus on affordability in the areas of housing, transportation, budgeting, cost of living and…

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