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Monday, March 9, 2015 by Michael Kanin
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TipSheet: Austin City Council meetings 3.10 & 3.12

Council cuts it close to the SXSW downtown population boom this week with a voting session just before the start of the interactive portion of the festival. Still, this is as light a Council agenda we here in Monitorland can…

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Riverboat contract has a sewage problem

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and City Council Member Leslie Pool raised concerns last week about Lone Star Riverboat’s practices at the regular Council meeting Thursday, postponing the vote on a revenue contract until March 26. A memo to Council…

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners back new vehicle registration fee

The Travis County Commissioners Court has endorsed a proposal to raise vehicle registration fees to bolster funding for transportation projects. At their regular voting session Tuesday, the commissioners unanimously backed two bills at the Texas Legislature that would charge county…

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: The Zucker Report marginalia

There was a lot of unveiling in the Zucker Report. We saw that a third-party analysis of the City of Austin’s Planning and Development Review Department did, indeed, show what appears as evidence of multiple divisions in shambles, as had…

Friday, March 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zucker Report released despite staff apprehension

After months of speculation, the City of Austin posted the draft Zucker Report on its website Thursday night.Last year, Zucker Systems performed an analysis of the Planning and Development Review Department, and while they did find “many exemplary features” within…

Friday, March 6, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Two committees to take up Decker Golf questions

After raising numerous questions about the deal it is being asked to approve for creation of two high-end golf courses at the Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in far East Austin, City Council voted 9-1-1 Thursday to send those questions…

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