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…

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…

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