Reporters’ Notebook

Monday, April 22, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Politics, resurrected

The return of Zimmerman… After a few years of (relative) silence from Don Zimmerman, it appears that the former District 6 Council member is once again ready to enter the fray. In an Easter Facebook post, Zimmerman announced he was…

Monday, April 15, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Chopped

Bueller?… Council Member Alison Alter took time from Tuesday’s work session to highlight a concern that current appointees to some city boards and commissions have been racking up absences, creating an issue of making quorum at several points. During discussion…

Monday, April 8, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Water stalled?

Next steps forward… Last fall, Council urged Austin Water to accelerate the implementation of alternative water ordinances that would change how developers incorporate water conservation into their construction. Yet at the most recent meeting of the Austin Integrated Water Resource…

Monday, April 1, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Beach Boy Blues

Elvis has left the building and gone onto the water… In short order, there will be a new old way to get around on Lady Bird Lake. Many moons ago, Glastron, the No. 1 fiberglass boat producer in 20th-century America,…

Monday, March 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Something we agree on

The link between governmental and residential Texas houses… Occasionally a contentious zoning case stirs up old memories that have been tucked away, but not forgotten. In the wake of the Historic Landmark commissioners’ reaction to the presented plans for 1602…

Monday, March 18, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Dark Skies over ZAP

Doggone open data… During last week’s SXSW-adjacent session at Capital Factory about the value of open data provided by governmental entities, the city of Austin got an unexpected plaudit that also offered a not-unexpected snapshot into the city’s priorities. Panelist…

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