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Monday, October 14, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Watershed Ordinance rewrite still has some hurdles to overcome

The massive Watershed Protection Ordinance passed its first official hurdle at City Council earlier this month, though a few bones of contention remain and much more discussion is likely on the horizon.   After unanimously approving the new ordinance on…

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Non-Austin ratepayers file another Austin Energy complaint with PUC

The group of out-of-town residents who originally challenged last year’s Austin Energy rate increase has filed another complaint with Public Utility Commission against AE. In a nine-page document signed by Homeowners United for Rate Fairness attorney (and Travis County Republican…

Friday, October 4, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Water Utility’s Meszaros outlines worst-case drought scenarios

Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszaros offered Austin City Council members a grim view of the lingering regional drought, and the potential effects it might have should Central Texas not see significant rainfall in the near future.   In addition…

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Michael Kanin

New Watershed Protection Ordinance up for Council consideration

Austin City Council members may offer only limited approval to a series of dramatic changes to the city’s Watershed Protection Ordinance. The rewrite, a document that exchanges small allowances of additional impervious cover for more protection of the city’s creek…

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Changes likely coming for Water Utility impact fees

Members of the Austin City Council began their periodic review of a set of fees set by the Austin Water Utility for new development with a fair amount of skepticism.   At last week’s work session, Mayor Lee Leffingwell raised…

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council to implement Lake Austin Task Force’s recommendations

Fresh off a presentation from the Lake Austin Task Force, Council members are set Thursday to consider a directive to City Manager Marc Ott that would be the first step in implementation of the Task Force’s recommendations. While some Council…

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