City Council

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Second Council district map emerges as critics pan ICRC’s first effort

A preliminary map drawn by the members of Austin‘s charter election-born Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is now not the only proposed single-member district Council outline drawing criticism. A map dubbed by its architects as a “Compact District Map” emerged over…

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighborhoods mostly unhappy with first map of Council districts

Though some may have worried that breaking Austin up into 10 Single-Member Districts would divide the city, that hasn’t proven to be true so far. Monday night, Austinites from across the city united in expressing their discontent with the initial…

Friday, August 30, 2013 by Michael Kanin

City Manager’s 2014 compensation becomes issue

Austin City Council Member Bill Spelman took the unusual step of abstaining Thursday on a vote over FY2014 compensation and benefits for City Manager Marc Ott. The move came as tension appears to mount between at least two Council offices…

Friday, August 30, 2013 by Charlotte Moore

Split Council OKs settlement with Jeremiah Venture for development

  After a contentious 6-year battle, Austin City Council members reached a settlement agreement Thursday with Jeremiah Venture LP. It came on a reluctant 4-3 vote. With the agreement, the group gets city support in a permitting process that could…

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council to implement Lake Austin Task Force’s recommendations

Fresh off a presentation from the Lake Austin Task Force, Council members are set Thursday to consider a directive to City Manager Marc Ott that would be the first step in implementation of the Task Force’s recommendations. While some Council…

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