Friday, November 15, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Redistricting Commission gets final public input on district map

Edging ever closer to a final City Council district map, the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission held its final public meeting last night and received mostly positive feedback for its work in creating 10 single-member districts.   The commission met at…

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Residents express concerns over final Council districts map

A week after the final proposed map of Austin’s first single-member districts was released, Austinites gathered mainly to tell the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission what they felt was wrong with the map and, occasionally tell them what the panel had…

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Austin voters approve Affordable Housing bonds by wide margin

City of Austin voters handily approved $65 million in affordable housing bonds Tuesday. The vote recharges an Affordable Housing program left without a clear funding path after $70-million-plus ballot question failed at the polls in 2012.   At the end…

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Gene Davis

Israel and VanDeWalle headed for District 50 runoff election

The House District 50 race is headed to a runoff.   Of four candidates, Republican Dr. Mike VanDeWalle and Democrat Celia Israel ended the race comfortably in first and second place, though neither secured a majority of the vote. Israel…

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Michael Kanin

News flash: Bond passage appears likely after early voting

Early returns in a City of Austin ballot question that asked residents to approve $65 million in Affordable Housing bonds looked likely to pass early Tuesday evening. Early voting returns – accounting for nearly six percent of the population —…

Friday, November 1, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ICRC holds final public hearing on proposed Council districts

As the deadline for a single-member district map grows closer, the crowd wanting to address the map has grown larger and more vocal.   Wednesday night, the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission held its fourth and final public input meeting designed…

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