Austin

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Council approves 2016 social services contracts

The Austin City Council approved the next round of the city’s social services contracts Thursday, apportioning far less money than most agencies said they needed to serve their clients. For Fiscal Year 2016, the city received requests for more than…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Austin, Travis get ready for 84th Texas Legislature

With the specter of dealing with a Texas Legislature that has become even more conservative — if that is possible — with the Nov. 4 election, the City of Austin and Travis County reviewed and approved their respective legislative agendas…

Monday, November 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Land Development Code rewrite marches forward

A once-divided City Council got behind a compromise Thursday on how the city will approach the Land Development Code rewrite.Council Member Bill Spelman said the decision had been “clouded” by its framing, which had turned the choice between approaches “symbolic…

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Water worries derail Decker Lake golf course vote

Worries about water — and Central Texas’ persistent drought — have derailed, at least temporarily, plans for the Decker Lake golf course. After hearing concerns from Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszaros, City Council voted 7-0 to postpone consideration of…

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Coyote management plan passes despite concerns

The Austin City Council approved the contentious city coyote management plan Thursday evening, to a loud round of applause and a few woofs of approval from community members sitting in the audience.“This may not be the last word on coyotes,…

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council sets overnight concrete pour ordinance

Following lengthy discussion and public input, City Council unanimously passed an interim ordinance Thursday that limits overnight concrete pouring in parts of downtown from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and initiates a 60-day stakeholder process for a permanent solution.The ordinance,…

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