City Council

Friday, June 5, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council opens public right-of-way for safe business with amended special events pilot

City Council approved a pilot program Thursday that will allow restaurants, bars and shops to use private and public parking spaces, sidewalks and streets to serve customers at a safe distance.The Shop the Block! pilot builds upon the city’s special…

Friday, May 29, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Council members stake out priorities for federal Covid-19 aid ahead of vote next week

City Council will vote next week on the plan for spending federal money devoted to pandemic relief, anticipating significant changes from the initial outline presented by staff on Thursday.During a special meeting dedicated to allocating federal dollars – much of…

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs SOS amendment for Lantana tract

With the blessing of the Save Our Springs Alliance, City Council voted unanimously last week to approve a zoning change on the Lantana property at 7415 Southwest Parkway, allowing for the development of multifamily housing instead of the office complex…

Friday, May 22, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Council pushes for economic development body to lead purchase, preservation of venue spaces

City Council is pushing staff to act this summer to create an economic development corporation that could be used to preserve and acquire real estate properties to be used for cultural arts events and meeting space.That body, possibly in tandem…

Friday, May 22, 2020 by Jo Clifton

City to exit driver’s license hold contract with DPS

City Council voted unanimously Thursday to direct the city manager to discontinue the city’s participation in a state Department of Public Safety program that places holds on driver’s licenses when people fail to pay or miss payments on class C…

Friday, May 22, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Council passes changes to consumer lending policies

On Thursday, City Council adopted changes to a city ordinance governing Registration of Credit Access Businesses to ensure that city regulations on consumer lending also apply to credit service organizations like payday and auto title lenders. The change, passed on…

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