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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman struggles to stop subsidized housing

There are only two subsidized housing developments in City Council Member Don Zimmerman’s District 6, as compared to 47 in Council Member Ora Houston’s District 1 and 46 in Council Member Pio Renteria’s District 3, according to data compiled by…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members get their assignments

On Monday, Mayor Steve Adler released a document naming the proposed City Council committee and intergovernmental body appointments, populating the 10 Council committees for the first time.The appointments are on the agenda for the upcoming Council meeting, and they will…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses water scarcity

With the current central Texas drought showing no signs of abating, City Council sat down with staff and water experts on Monday to discuss the severity of the issue.Sharlene Leurig, who chaired the Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force, told…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mayor’s foundation moves quickly to Council vote

Mayor Steve Adler’s plan to increase staff through a nonprofit foundation will be up for a vote this Thursday. The shift promises to be a radical one that could change how business is done at City Hall.Though the details of…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

No-show is a no-go at the Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment extended no favors to an East Cesar Chavez homeowner who failed to appear at its Monday night meeting. Instead, the board quickly voted against her request for a greater floor-to-area ratio than the McMansion Ordinance allows.Homeowner…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Michael Kanin
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TipSheet: Austin City Council 2-10 & 2-12

Council is back in voting action this week. The feeling at City Hall is that this meeting may include a return to what might resemble typical business. As always, the Austin City Council meets in a work session Tuesday and…

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