City Council

Friday, April 12, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City begins search to fund new center for homeless families

The city is looking for money in the current budget to help open and operate a recently constructed homeless shelter for families.At Thursday’s meeting, City Council approved a consent agenda resolution directing City Manager Spencer Cronk to look for possible…

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Council hears convention center options, with work sessions on deck

City Council members heard many of the gritty details Tuesday on the question of whether or not to expand the Austin Convention Center.The special meeting came after last week’s arrival of a long-awaited study from the University of Texas School…

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Hyde Park flood plain variance finally OK’d

Even though Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza did not really approve of granting flood plain variances to allow construction of a home at 4515 Avenue D, she changed her vote last week so that the property owner would not have…

Friday, March 8, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Flood plain variance a conundrum for Council

After hearing from the city’s flood plain expert, Council voted 6-5 Thursday to grant a variance to allow a property owner to replace an older, smaller home in the flood plain of Waller Creek at 4515 Avenue D with a…

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Alter worried about cost of city leases

Council Member Alison Alter is worried about how much money the city is spending on renting space for city offices as compared to purchasing or building those offices.At Tuesday’s work session, Alter grilled Alex Gale, the city’s interim real estate…

Friday, February 22, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Petition drive to stall stadium will likely head to voters, after construction start

The petition drive started last year in an attempt to stall or prevent the construction of a soccer stadium on city property could go before voters in November, roughly two months after construction of the 20,000-seat facility is expected to…

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