City Council

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council gives initial OK for Delwau campgrounds

The case of the Delwau campgrounds rezoning – which Council rejected in 2018 – has returned, minus the sales of hard alcohol that doomed its chances the first time. Last Thursday, Council gave first-round approval for the case that would…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council declines to vote on airport lounge contract

What started as an objection from the second-place bidder for a lucrative contract to build and operate a lounge at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport ended with Council rejecting staffers’ recommendation and sending them back to the drawing board at last Thursday’s…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Petition would recriminalize homeless camping

Travis County Republican Party Chair Matt Mackowiak began the week taking a shot at local Democrats on the Austin City Council, announcing a petition that seeks to recriminalize camping in public places by the homeless.According to local Republican Party spokesman…

Friday, February 21, 2020 by Jo Clifton

City asks UT for proposals on Muny, Brackenridge tract

City Council sent a friendly message to the University of Texas on Thursday, asking UT to give the city proposals for how to deal with the historic Lions Municipal Golf Course and the Brackenridge Development Agreement as well as other…

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Waste management emergency contract heads to Council with split recommendations

Austin’s dumpster wars continue. The city’s contract with Waste Management of Texas expires Feb. 28. To avoid a public health crisis, City Council will vote tonight on whether to execute an emergency multi-term contract with the waste collector for up…

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Faulk Library renovation opens conversation on Downtown Community Court

The Austin History Center downtown is ready to expand into the first floor of the adjacent John H. Faulk Library, but the building needs some work.City Council will consider a contract for design services Thursday to get the ball rolling…

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