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Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel dusts off plans for Green Line rail

With the rail bond defeat in the rearview mirror, this week the City Council Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee took a look at a long-planned but almost forgotten rail line that could connect Austin will communities to the east.The proposed…

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Candidates debate development in District 7

Two North Austin City Council candidates, who will face off in a Dec. 16 runoff election, say the city is growing rapidly and that the District 7 Council member must make sure the area stays affordable.District 7 candidate Leslie Pool,…

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Consultant outlines affordable housing study data

Affordable housing advocates and residents gathered at City Hall on Monday to weigh in on the findings and recommendations of a July report that outlines Austin’s affordable housing needs and fair choice impediments.According to the 2014 Comprehensive Housing Market Study,…

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City switches downtown streets to slow traffic

Plans to convert downtown’s Seventh, Eighth, Brazos and Colorado streets from one-way to two-way streets are underway.On Monday, City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee heard a presentation on a timeline for the change from acting Transportation Department Assistant Director…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Under scrutiny, District 4 candidates debate

On first day of early voting, the two remaining candidates in District 4 sat down to debate. Even though both focused on their plans for keeping North Austin affordable, their differences were apparent. Greg Casar, 25, a community organizer, led…

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Boards & commissions transition marches onward

Before it hands over the keys to City Hall, City Council has a few loose ends to tie up. One of the heftier items left to draft concerns how the city’s boards and commissions will handle the shift from the…

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