Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission OKs daycare with restrictions, reservations

The Planning Commission threw its unanimous support behind a proposed Central Austin daycare last week despite some reservations about the viability of the business plan.   The commission voted in favor of a change at 4505 IH-35 from SF-3 to…

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves fund to preserve heritage of Rainey Street District

Though they ultimately voted unanimously to create a Rainey Street District Fund from collection of development fees, it took at fair amount of bickering for City Council members to get there last week. It remains to be seen exactly how…

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board denies variance, orders fill removed from lot

Though it has been in place for years, the Environmental Board definitively shut down a variance request that would have allowed a huge amount of fill to remain in northeast Austin. Instead, the board recommended that that fill be removed,…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs prevailing wage as part of economic development deals

The City Council on Thursday voted to make Austin the second city in Texas to mandate prevailing wages for construction workers as part of its economic development process. Mayor Lee Leffingwell was the only Council member to oppose the measure.…

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council to hear proposals linking wage rules to development deals

Council members remain at work on potential amendments to a proposal from Council Members Mike Martinez, Kathie Tovo, and Laura Morrison that would link wage requirements to city economic incentive deals. It was unclear as of Wednesday afternoon just what…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Travis Commissioners finally endorse SH45 SW

Many of the same Austinites made the same arguments they’ve made for decades, but this time, the result was different. At the behest of Pct. 3’s Gerald Daugherty, the Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday endorsed construction of the controversial…

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