City Council

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Audit finds trouble at city cemeteries

A report by the city auditor’s staff found that the Parks and Recreation Department’s Cemetery Operations Group has demonstrated a “general lack of oversight” in managing certain aspects of the city’s municipal cemeteries.Among other issues, the October audit revealed five…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Token hearing held for controversial Marshall PUD

City Council members and neighbors both had concerns about a proposed Planned Unit Development in Southwest Austin last week, despite the fact that neither group actually has a say in what will happen with the development.As part of the PUD…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Council approves 2016 social services contracts

The Austin City Council approved the next round of the city’s social services contracts Thursday, apportioning far less money than most agencies said they needed to serve their clients. For Fiscal Year 2016, the city received requests for more than…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Land Development Code rewrite marches forward

A once-divided City Council got behind a compromise Thursday on how the city will approach the Land Development Code rewrite.Council Member Bill Spelman said the decision had been “clouded” by its framing, which had turned the choice between approaches “symbolic…

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Water worries derail Decker Lake golf course vote

Worries about water — and Central Texas’ persistent drought — have derailed, at least temporarily, plans for the Decker Lake golf course. After hearing concerns from Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszaros, City Council voted 7-0 to postpone consideration of…

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Coyote management plan passes despite concerns

The Austin City Council approved the contentious city coyote management plan Thursday evening, to a loud round of applause and a few woofs of approval from community members sitting in the audience.“This may not be the last word on coyotes,…

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