Austin

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Riley plan for quarter-cent funds raises concerns

City Council Member Chris Riley ran into concerns from both Austin city management and his Council colleagues over a plan to use $20.4 million in funds raised through a Capital Metro one-quarter-cent tax agreement for transportation infrastructure improvements along Airport…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council braces for a long Thursday meeting

With a final agenda that has more than 230 items on it so far, Austin’s last at-large City Council looks determined to go out with a bang, and a really long meeting. On Tuesday, members discussed how to best deal…

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Zoning and Platting says no to wheelchair tram

Following a lengthy discussion last week about setting precedents, the Zoning and Platting Commission narrowly voted to deny a property owner’s request to build a wheelchair tram from his backyard to Lake Austin.Applicant Rod Roberts said he requested variances to…

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighbors organize against planned Northwest PUD

The Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development in Northwest Austin has already come under fire, inspired an opposing website and sparked the creation of a new neighborhood alliance, despite being very early in the zoning process.Developers Spire Realty Group LP presented…

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Austin Monitor

Mayoral, Council candidates still spending money

(This report was written by Monitor reporters Jo Clifton and Elizabeth Pagano.)There seems little doubt that the 2014 campaign for mayor will end up being the most expensive in the city’s history. Both Steve Adler and Mike Martinez, as well…

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Adler, Martinez highlight differences in forum

Just 10 days away from the Dec. 16 runoff election, mayoral candidates Steve Adler and Mike Martinez worked hard Sunday to put some daylight between their positions on a number of key issues, including affordability, transportation, taxes and budgets.KUT, KLRU…

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