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Friday, June 15, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Council rejects contract award to contractor who used racial slur

City Council on Thursday used a contractor’s use of a racial slur as an reason to reject his company’s bid to repair two intersections along East Seventh Street.The Austin Monitor first reported that Aaron Cabaza of Aaron Concrete referred to…

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Houston withdraws, and Harding enters, in race for D1 Council seat

Austin’s City Council District 1, which is made up almost entirely of portions of East Austin, will definitely have a new representative in 2019, with current Council Member Ora Houston announcing Wednesday she will not seek re-election. Houston’s decision came…

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Questions arise over CodeNEXT votes

Attorney Bill Aleshire has alerted Mayor Steve Adler that a constituent saw a problem with the new method of counting City Council votes at Tuesday’s work session on CodeNEXT.That method required members to signal their support for an idea by…

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Homestead exemption talk on the agenda

District 8 Council Member Ellen Troxclair is once again working to increase the general homestead exemption for property owners. She has worked on this issue since she was elected in 2014.Although City Council voted for a 6 percent exemption in…

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council votes to move ahead with People’s Plan to combat displacement

City Council’s push to address the area’s rising cost of living could soon include components of a plan put forward by a coalition of community groups to prevent low-income residents from being priced out of Austin. At last week’s meeting,…

Friday, May 11, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council rejects attempt to remove Planning commissioners

Following an occasionally heated debate, City Council voted down a proposal Thursday that would have declared the current membership of the Planning Commission to be in violation of the city charter.At issue is a provision of the charter, approved by…

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