City Council

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Mayor-elect Adler wins by huge margin

Austin has a lot of new faces getting ready to sit on a brand new form of City Council. The future mayor, attorney Steve Adler, who beat opponent Council member Mike Martinez with 67 percent of the vote, celebrated with…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council backs new social service contract metric

Austin City Council members Thursday approved a resolution from Council members Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison and Chris Riley that instructs City Manager Marc Ott to tie the city’s social service contract spending to the Consumer Price Index. The action, approved…

Monday, December 15, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council OKs landmark status for Red River house

Those worried that one of Austin’s most beloved houses was destined for demolition could rest easy over the weekend. Despite the owner’s objections, the Austin City Council voted last week to make the Red River International House a historic landmark.…

Friday, December 12, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council approves 2025 Austin Energy gen plan

Following a several-months-long stakeholder process, City Council approved an update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan with goals to 2025 for the new Council to take charge of next year. Council members made several amendments before…

Friday, December 12, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Chapter 380 won’t stop firms from tax protests

City Council Member Kathie Tovo’s attempt to prevent companies that enter into Chapter 380 economic development agreements with the city from appealing their property tax appraisals ended with something considerably less than that Thursday, after Council members heard from a…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council braces for a long Thursday meeting

With a final agenda that has more than 230 items on it so far, Austin’s last at-large City Council looks determined to go out with a bang, and a really long meeting. On Tuesday, members discussed how to best deal…

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