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Monday, May 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

After community input, the wait is on for soccer team’s Austin proposal

After a blitz of community input sessions in recent weeks, representatives of the group looking to move a Major League Soccer franchise to Austin have a firm grasp on what they have to do to meet what they admit is…

Friday, May 11, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Heavily amended events ordinance passes, ending six-year struggle to manage large gatherings

A heavily amended version of the city’s long-proposed special events ordinance was given its third reading and final approval Thursday, setting the stage for the next steps in creating a new framework for planning and regulating large gatherings throughout the…

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Six years gone: Music Commission again asks Council to halt special events ordinance

The Austin Music Commission has asked City Council to put on hold nearly six years of work on updating and revamping of the city’s regulations covering special events.At Monday’s meeting, the commission approved a resolution that calls the current draft…

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts programs could showcase diversity under ‘inclusion rider’ concept

Austin’s Music and Arts commissions are in the early phase of a push to make the city’s contracts for cultural services take steps to reach out to underrepresented groups, in an attempt to give more opportunities to those who have…

Monday, April 23, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Events ordinance approaching completion, with rules TBD

It appears that the city’s ordinance to manage the thriving and lucrative special events industry in Austin is finally about to become a working part of local code.City Council is expected to have a third reading and final approval of…

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council discusses economic, cultural benefits of Major League Soccer in Austin

On Thursday, City Council will take up a resolution directing city staff to analyze whether a vacant lot at 10414 McKalla Lane would be a suitable spot for a future Major League Soccer stadium.So far, no Council members have signaled…

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