Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Planners back apartment complex on Burnet Road

An automotive repair shop on Burnet Road could become a 60-foot-tall apartment building, if City Council approves a zoning change for the property.At a Planning Commission meeting last week, Robert Crump and Charles Gordon, owners of the property at 8528…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Gene Davis

Yogurt shop variance request frozen for now

The Board of Adjustment gave an overall warm reception to a parking variance request sought for a new frozen yogurt shop on East Sixth Street.However, instead of granting the variance request, several BOA members said they thought the Development Assistance…

Monday, January 19, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: What it cost to run for Council in 2014

Each week the Explainer offers a closer look at stories we have been following. This week examines the relative costs of getting elected to Austin City Council in 2014.The 2014 Council election was, of course, the most expensive in city history.…

Monday, January 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members consider cutting their own pay

On Thursday, as one of their first official acts as an elected body, City Council members will consider taking an action that could reduce their salaries.Specifically, the resolution on Thursday’s agenda directs the city manager to change the current office…

Friday, January 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City orders study on bag ban that state may toss

Amid concerns that state leadership will take steps to limit city ordinances such as Austin’s plastic bag ban, the Zero Waste Advisory Commission has instructed city staff to study the ban in time to send the results to the state…

Friday, January 16, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Conservation District delays vote on SH45 SW agreement

Representatives of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District voted to put off a decision on an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation that is intended to provide greater environmental protection for the construction of State Highway 45 Southwest.District residents,…

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