Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Adler, Tovo top list of endorsed candidates

Since the race began, it has looked like Mayor Steve Adler would have an easier path to victory than his major opponent, former Council Member Laura Morrison. His incumbency and better name ID are factors, and another is his personal…

Monday, October 1, 2018 by Jo Clifton

ANC releases Council scorecard

Last week, the Austin Neighborhoods Council voted to endorse the group’s former president, Laura Morrison, for mayor. They also endorsed another former ANC activist, Kathie Tovo, the incumbent in District 9 who serves as mayor pro tem.In addition, ANC endorsed…

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council candidates offer different ideas on housing policy

The decision by Mayor Steve Adler and City Council last month to abandon CodeNEXT, a proposed rewrite of the Land Development Code, reflected the deep divisions in the community over the prospect of increased residential density in single-family neighborhoods.However, in…

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council endorsement dances have begun

Political season has truly begun, with groups large and small hosting candidate forums and making endorsements.Last Friday, enough supporters of both incumbent District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria and his sister, Susana Almanza, came out to vote at the Austin…

Monday, September 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Music groups take aim at the ballot box with new nonprofit

Two months before the November midterm elections, a consortium of businesses and nonprofits involved in Austin’s music industry have banded together with the goal of having a greater influence at the ballot box.The new Music Moves Austin 501(c)(4) nonprofit has…

Monday, August 27, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Event series stresses involvement over votes for political novices

Not long into Thursday’s launch party for the Good Politics meet-and-greet event series, co-organizer Nathan Ryan knew he’d found a kindred spirit and a kind of ideal participant when he spied a male attendee sporting a sticker reading “Vote the…

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