Politics

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council scrutinizes details of proposed Special Events Ordinance

Austin City Council members will have the opportunity to take action tonight on what Council Member Laura Morrison on Tuesday called the “much discussed, monster ordinance on special events.”   At the work session, Council discussion focused on a host…

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…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council members concerned over funding issues for Lone Star Rail

Austin City Council members are calling for more in-depth discussion about a potential interlocal agreement with the Lone Star Rail District. The agreement, if approved, would govern the partnership between the city and a potential rail agency for a line…

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Despite opposition, Daugherty aiming to get SH45SW back on track today

Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty hopes to take a major step today to get his fellow Commissioners to endorse building the controversial SH45 Southwest roadway between South MoPac Boulevard and FM 1626. The roadway has been in the planning stages for…

Friday, October 18, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council to update density benefit regulations for Rainey Street area

Austin City Council members Thursday OK’d the start of a process that will result in a set of changes to the way that developers can exchange extra project density for community benefits in the area in and around Rainey Street.…

Friday, October 18, 2013 by Adam Schragin

Council again postpones action on 24-hour access to hike-and-bike trails

A battle over whether three segments of the City of Austin’s hike-and-bike trails should remain open will last at least another week, after City Council members postponed a vote on an ordinance that would end the pilot program. However, that…

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