City Council

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Ann Kitchen focused on ‘fixing people’s problems’

City Council Member Ann Kitchen is the first member of the 10-1 Council to win re-election unopposed.“I was surprised,” Kitchen said of her lack of opponent in this year’s election. “But I was certainly happy about that. I’m pleased that…

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Flannigan reflects on ‘crazy, crazy year’

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan believes City Council had a lot more to deal with in 2018 than it should have.Council welcomed a new city manager, found new chiefs for the police and fire departments, engaged in an extended dispute with…

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Pool proud of progress at all levels in 2018

Leslie Pool doesn’t restate Tip O’Neill’s legendary adage “All politics is local” when looking back at 2018 and ahead to 2019. Still, when reviewing the policy and on-the-ground actions that have mattered to her the most, the small neighborhood moves…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

For Garza, D2 growth brings services and focus on land use

There’s a blown-up map of Southeast Austin in the office of District 2 Council Member Delia Garza, with multicolored overlays providing a look at the total scope of residential and commercial development in progress in the area.There are dozens of…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Renteria looks at 2018 and beyond

As he starts his second four-year term at City Hall, District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria says he plans to concentrate on affordable housing in the coming year, just as he did in 2018 and the three previous years.Fresh off…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Jack Craver

Greg Casar optimistic but ready to fight in 2019

Council Member Greg Casar has a lot of good things to say about 2018.“In January we laid out a set of goals,” he said, referring to his staff. “We accomplished all of the big priorities.”“Even though we’re under state leadership…

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