Politics

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council members, City Manager discuss limits on policy directives

Two attempts at dealing with a pending city crackdown on ornamentation of gravesites in city-owned cemeteries forced Council members Tuesday into a wider discussion over the limits of their purview when it comes to directions for City Manager Marc Ott.…

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighborhoods mostly unhappy with first map of Council districts

Though some may have worried that breaking Austin up into 10 Single-Member Districts would divide the city, that hasn’t proven to be true so far. Monday night, Austinites from across the city united in expressing their discontent with the initial…

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Eastside juice bar gets go-ahead despite some Council misgivings

Despite hand-wringing over the prospect of a drive-though in far East Austin, a modest juice bar proposal emerged unscathed from City Council consideration last week.   “Here’s a guy trying to make a go of a small business. Everybody knows…

Monday, October 7, 2013 by Charlotte Moore

VanDeWalle is lone Republican candidate in District 50 House race

Four weeks from Tuesday, Travis County voters who live in Texas House District 50 will have the opportunity to clearly define the kind of representation they want on the state level. For them, November’s election is made more interesting in…

Monday, October 7, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council clarifies affordability calculations on PUD Ordinance

Moving with a swiftness seldom seen at City Hall, City Council members approved changes to the city’s Planned Unit Development Ordinance at last week’s meeting.   Council voted 5-2 to approve the new ordinance, with Council Members Kathie Tovo and…

Friday, October 4, 2013 by Charlotte Moore

Celia Israel runs for District 50 with a long history of public service

Celia Israel’s civic service resume reads a mile long. The long-time Travis County Democrat is probably most recognized for the work she did on former Gov. Ann Richards’ administration.   But that was only one of many destinations along Israel’s…

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