Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Gene Davis

CAMPO weakens bicycle, pedestrian funding

Despite repeated objections from Austin City Council Member Chris Riley, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board voted Monday to soften a policy that directs federal funds toward bicycle and pedestrian projects under a proposed long-range plan.The CAMPO…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment worries about envelope pushing

With the likelihood of a complete pass from the city fading, one South Austin homeowner will be looking for creative solutions for the problems triggered by a garage door this month.Though some members of the Board of Adjustment appeared reluctant…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Town Lake Animal Center in disrepair, ‘not sound’

Town Lake Animal Center continues to operate in disrepair, and a recent state inspection has the Animal Services Department and Austin Pets Alive! scrambling for temporary fixes.Susan Monger, DVM, conducted the inspection this year. That inspection found that the shelter…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City beefs up transit portion of SMART Housing

With a swift, unanimous approval, City Council members amended the transit requirements for the city’s SMART Housing program last week.SMART stands for Safe, Mixed-income, Accessible and Reasonably-priced Transit-oriented housing. Last week, Council tweaked the “T” to require that SMART Housing…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee mulls medical center skybridge proposal

A proposed medical center skybridge continued to provoke discussion Monday, when the City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee took its turn questioning the need for a pedestrian walkway.The pedestrian bridge, to be located at 15th and Red River streets,…

Monday, November 10, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council passes sound permitting ordinance

City Council approved an ordinance Thursday that subjects large-scale outdoor music events on city parkland, such as the Austin City Limits festival, to more comprehensive sound permitting requirements.The ordinance amends city code to require that applicants seeking outdoor amplified sound…

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