Politics

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council to take up battle over Urban Farms Ordinance

A fight over revisions to the city’s Urban Farm Ordinance has made its way to City Council, but with a postponement looming, that fight may not be over quite yet.   Opponents to ordinance changes are calling for a postponement,…

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council, police chief clash over district representative assignments

Austin City Council members continued to do battle amongst themselves and with Police Chief Art Acevedo Tuesday over lingering issues associated with the opening of three segments of city hike and bike trails to 24-hour traffic. It all comes against…

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 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…

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