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Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council seeks clarity – and more money – in soccer negotiations

Wednesday’s City Council meeting dedicated to the ongoing push that could bring Austin a professional soccer team frequently resembled a public bargaining session, with Council members pushing staff and hired legal counsel to extract more concessions and precise terms and…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Expect talk on rent, rail station and ticking clocks at soccer hearing

With the term sheet for a proposed professional soccer stadium on city property in North Austin out for public debate since Friday, a special City Council meeting today on the possible agreement will give those on both sides a chance…

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair decides not to seek re-election

Council Member Ellen Troxclair, the lone conservative on City Council, announced Wednesday that she would not be seeking re-election to her District 8 seat. Troxclair was elected as part of the first group of Council members elected from districts, and…

Monday, July 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council waives bidding rules for Austin Rowing Club

The Austin Rowing Club is going to get another chance.After hearing dozens of people testify in support of the club, City Council voted unanimously Thursday to give the nonprofit the go-ahead to negotiate a new contract to manage and operate…

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Jo Clifton

City likely to help Cap Metro fund studies

City Council appears poised to move forward Thursday with approval of an amendment to its agreement with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority that will help the agency fund preliminary engineering work and environmental analysis on what sorts of projects would…

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Tovo seeks to keep rowing club at boathouse

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo wants to help the nonprofit Austin Rowing Club continue operating the city-owned Waller Creek Boathouse on Lady Bird Lake by instructing staff to extend the club’s contract rather than offer the boathouse for competitive bidding.Tovo…

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