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Friday, November 21, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Real estate reform comes from Bull Creek process

City Council members Thursday quietly passed a resolution that instructs Austin City Manager Marc Ott to “forward to Council any written communication received by the City Manager from the State of Texas, or any agency of the State of Texas,…

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Accessory dwelling unit change stalls in committee

The City of Austin wants to make it easier for residents to establish accessory dwelling units — or ADUs — such as garage apartments on their property in order to create more housing in the city center. At Tuesday’s meeting of…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Council meetings run far later than peers’

A report from Office of the City Auditor staff appears to corroborate what many Austin City Council observers have long lived: that the city’s Council meetings are much lengthier than those of their peers.The data, presented by Assistant City Auditor…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission to revisit Lightsey 2

Despite still being in the early stages of development, PSW Real Estate’s Lightsey 2 project continues to provoke outrage in South Austin. And despite approving the preliminary plan at an earlier meeting, the Planning Commission will now take another look…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Water/Wastewater recommends rate changes, again

The Water and Wastewater Commission has recommended that Council amend Austin Water Utility’s residential rates for 2015 in a way that staff says will cut an average user’s rates while raising them for more intensive users.Austin Water Assistant Director David…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics panel wants last word on complaint inquiries

Austin’s Ethics Review Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend City Council ensure the commission has the last word in ethical complaints against the mayor, members of City Council and all of its appointees, city executives, and assistant city attorneys.“The…

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