Monday, December 1, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Two-page ad attacks political consultant Butts

A two-page color ad in Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman, headlined “Invisible man controls the Austin City Council,” attacks political consultant David Butts and calls on voters to reject some candidates Butts supports in the Dec. 16 runoff election.The ad says, “Did…

Monday, December 1, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Oak Hill residents stay late to warn against project

Though both sides recognized the threat of floods in the area, an Oak Hill project that some worry could make floods worse got an initial approval from City Council at its last meeting.Developers are seeking a zoning change from Limited…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City puts kibosh on new downtown special events

Downtown Austin’s two favorite activities — construction and special events — may have finally pushed each other too far. Tuesday, city staff issued a memo that declared a moratorium on new downtown street events, effective immediately, due to the large…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Audit finds trouble at city cemeteries

A report by the city auditor’s staff found that the Parks and Recreation Department’s Cemetery Operations Group has demonstrated a “general lack of oversight” in managing certain aspects of the city’s municipal cemeteries.Among other issues, the October audit revealed five…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Token hearing held for controversial Marshall PUD

City Council members and neighbors both had concerns about a proposed Planned Unit Development in Southwest Austin last week, despite the fact that neither group actually has a say in what will happen with the development.As part of the PUD…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Scheduling delays affordable housing approval

An affordable housing project in North Austin will have to wait a little longer for official city approval. Though the Austin Housing Finance Corporation board of directors seemed poised to approve the project last Thursday, a procedural absurdity held up…

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