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Monday, February 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Doomed commission awaits marching orders

Urging its own demise, the Residential Design and Compatibility Commission took some time during its most recent meeting to see whether its dissolution had made headway over the past couple of months.City Council passed a resolution to dissolve the RDCC…

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs restart of firefighter negotiations

As its first major action, the Austin City Council on Thursday approved a resolution directing city management to go back to the bargaining table with the Austin Firefighters Association. But it did not, as initially proposed, direct staff to stop…

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Aleshire files criminal complaint against Zimmerman

District 6 City Council Member Don Zimmerman may be headed back to court, but this time as a defendant in a criminal prosecution.On Thursday, AleshireLAW PC attorney Bill Aleshire filed a criminal complaint against Zimmerman with the Travis County District…

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses future of Imagine Austin

Since its launch, Imagine Austin has inspired debates about affordability, growth, neighborhood autonomy and more. City Council continued this tradition Thursday in a special meeting with city staff and housing stakeholders about the comprehensive plan.The discussion touched on several major…

Friday, January 30, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council adopts sweeping procedural changes

After a full week of debate about transparency, efficiency and public input, City Council has adopted a new set of meeting procedures and a committee structure that will overhaul the legislative process.Council members voted unanimously at their first regular meeting…

Friday, January 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council tentatively approves salary shift

City Council took the first step toward allowing some Council members to divert all or portions of their own salaries Thursday.Council members voted unanimously to allow the resolution to move forward. However, the issue will have to return to Council…

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