Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Colony Park residents want voice in development

With the debate over proposed golf courses at Decker Lake continuing this week, and approval of the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative PUD likely Thursday, representatives from the Colony Park Neighborhood Association sat down with the Austin Monitor to give…

Monday, November 17, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Austin Energy works to increase ECAD compliance

The city’s Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure ordinance went fully into effect this year, and Austin Energy staff say they are happy with the program’s progress and optimistic about its future. City Council adopted the ordinance in 2008 to keep…

Monday, November 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commission questions Coronado Hills condos

A condominium project at the intersection of two of Austin’s busiest roads failed to win the approval of the Planning Commission last week. Currently, the 22.48 acres at US 290 and US 183 are zoned General Office (GO). Developers Cozy…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Water/Wastewater recommends rate changes, again

The Water and Wastewater Commission has recommended that Council amend Austin Water Utility’s residential rates for 2015 in a way that staff says will cut an average user’s rates while raising them for more intensive users. Austin Water Assistant Director…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics panel wants last word on complaint inquiries

Austin’s Ethics Review Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend City Council ensure the commission has the last word in ethical complaints against the mayor, members of City Council and all of its appointees, city executives, and assistant city attorneys.…

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Downtown hotel zoning shifts to code amendment

After almost a year of going through the zoning change process, including trips to four different commissions and winning initial approval from City Council, developers of the Aloft Austin & Element Hotel are now seeking an amendment to the Land…

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