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Monday, November 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council OKs ‘local’ loan for planned hotel franchise

Questions from City Council Member Katie Tovo about a proposed Family Business Loan led to an illuminating discussion at Thursday’s Council meeting about what the word “local” really means.Tovo said she was surprised to find out that the program does…

Monday, November 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighborhood buys time for Cherrywood house

Though no one seemed particularly taken with the house up for demolition, concerns about the looming loss of neighborhood character in Cherrywood were enough to win a postponement at the Historic Landmark Commission’s last meeting.Pecan Valley Homes was seeking a…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

City Council advances source of income ordinance

City Council members took another step toward prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income Thursday, passing an ordinance on second reading that amends the city code.The ordinance includes language that offers an exemption to property owners who do not…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Divided Council debates approach to CodeNEXT

Those who enjoy debate about how the city will approach the rewrite of the its Land Development Code are in luck: City Council will consider its approach to CodeNEXT for a third time later this month.Council held the first part…

Friday, November 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

City Council not yet ready to close sale of quarry

The Austin City Council gave city staff the OK on Thursday to begin negotiations over the sale of a soon-to-be former quarry to the City of Cedar Park, but they elected not to authorize the finalization of that agreement.That move…

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Martinez seeks to expand source-of-income regs

On Tuesday, Council Member Mike Martinez told his colleagues at an abbreviated Austin City Council work session that he expects to introduce an amendment that would expand the potential breadth of the city’s pending ban on source-of-income housing discrimination.The item…

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