Thursday, July 30, 2015 by Jack Craver

Commission reverses Mt. Zion church decision

Confronted with new information about zoning regulations related to the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 1801 Pennsylvania Ave., the Planning Commission voted Tuesday night to reverse a decision it had made in June aimed at helping the church sell…

Friday, July 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Classical School faces new problems (corrected)

The city of Austin’s Planning Commission postponed a decision on a Conditional Use Permit for the Austin Classical School as commissioners look for a compromise between the school and its neighbors. The school was seeking a Conditional Use Permit in…

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Jack Craver

ZAP also suffers from lack of legal input, says commissioner

Planning Commissioners aren’t the only people at City Hall grumbling about the city law department.Jackie Goodman, a former mayoral candidate and former longtime Austin City Council member who is now vice chair of the Zoning and Platting Commission, said she…

Monday, July 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mistakes add more twists to East Austin church case

Most of the Planning Commissioners were attending their first meeting last week. After initial introductions, they quickly found themselves in the deep end, when they were asked to consider the fate of East Austin’s Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church.The case…

Monday, July 20, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Planning Commissioners look ahead

City of Austin Planing Commissioners Stephen Oliver and Jean Stevens join Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the future of the commission. Show is embedded below.

Friday, July 17, 2015 by Jack Craver

Planning commissioners say they don’t have enough legal advice

The Planning Commission isn’t getting all of the legal advice it needs, according to Stephen Oliver, the newly elected commission chair.City attorneys, who are typically present at the beginning of meetings to give legal opinions on development issues, often depart…

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