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Monday, November 10, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council passes sound permitting ordinance

City Council approved an ordinance Thursday that subjects large-scale outdoor music events on city parkland, such as the Austin City Limits festival, to more comprehensive sound permitting requirements.The ordinance amends city code to require that applicants seeking outdoor amplified sound…

Monday, November 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council OKs ‘local’ loan for planned hotel franchise

Questions from City Council Member Katie Tovo about a proposed Family Business Loan led to an illuminating discussion at Thursday’s Council meeting about what the word “local” really means.Tovo said she was surprised to find out that the program does…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Divided Council debates approach to CodeNEXT

Those who enjoy debate about how the city will approach the rewrite of the its Land Development Code are in luck: City Council will consider its approach to CodeNEXT for a third time later this month.Council held the first part…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

City Council not yet ready to close sale of quarry

The Austin City Council gave city staff the OK on Thursday to begin negotiations over the sale of a soon-to-be former quarry to the City of Cedar Park, but they elected not to authorize the finalization of that agreement.That move…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Election roundup for City Council Districts 1-5

Though they handed a transportation package that included money for an urban rail system a resounding defeat Tuesday, Austinities left a lot more unsettled when it comes to City Council District races. In all, voters will return to decide as…

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Election roundup for City Council Districts 6-10

Close District 6 race will see December runoffDistrict 6 candidates Don Zimmerman, Jimmy Flannigan and Jay Wiley all remained within 375 votes of each other as of publication. If that holds, Zimmerman and Flannigan would face each other in a…

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