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Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Seaholm Power Plant sign rejected by review board

Despite being owned by the city, the Seaholm Power Plant got no breaks at the Sign Review Board this week, where members unanimously shot down a request for a variance from the city’s scenic roadway sign district regulations. Board Member…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Election season shines light on endorsements

As the City of Austin looks back on the unprecedented election season that was, questions remain about whether established vetting that worked under an at-large system — such as forums and lengthy questionnaires — is still effective or appropriate. Endorsements, however, appear…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Long road ahead for TNC ordinance

Since City Council approved an ordinance in mid-October that would legalize transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, city staff has been hard at work. Not only are they drafting contracts that authorize these companies to operate under the ordinance,…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Gene Davis

CAMPO weakens bicycle, pedestrian funding

Despite repeated objections from Austin City Council Member Chris Riley, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board voted Monday to soften a policy that directs federal funds toward bicycle and pedestrian projects under a proposed long-range plan. The…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Board of Adjustment worries about envelope pushing

With the likelihood of a complete pass from the city fading, one South Austin homeowner will be looking for creative solutions for the problems triggered by a garage door this month. Though some members of the Board of Adjustment appeared…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Town Lake Animal Center in disrepair, ‘not sound’

Town Lake Animal Center continues to operate in disrepair, and a recent state inspection has the Animal Services Department and Austin Pets Alive! scrambling for temporary fixes. Susan Monger, DVM, conducted the inspection this year. That inspection found that the…

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