Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Bill McCann

New LCRA team: varied experience, highly paid

The Lower Colorado River Authority’s new general manager Phil Wilson received a hefty pay increase when he moved from the hot seat at the Texas Department of Transportation to another hot seat at the state-created water and power authority two…

Friday, March 28, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council, EUC fill most seats on city’s Generation Plan Task Force

Austin City Council members and their appointees on the city’s Electric Utility Commission Thursday filled the majority of the seats on a task force set up to complete the first review of Austin Energy’s 2010 Generation Plan. That document, a…

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission OKs variance for Lake Austin boat dock

Though they faced criticism from residents on the other side of Lake Austin, the owners of a Rob Roy property are well on the way to getting a boat dock.   The Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the variance…

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City buying Circle C area golf course, preventing development

Congratulations, Austinites, you are the new owners of the Grey Rock Golf Course and Tennis Facility.   In a vote of 6-1, the City Council voted Thursday to purchase the Southwest Austin course, for $9.6 million dollars. For that price,…

Friday, March 21, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Water, wastewater service approved despite objections

Austin City Council members Thursday found themselves boxed into approving water and wastewater service for a development in the drinking water protection zone along FM 620. The extension passed on a 7-0 vote after staff impressed upon Council members the…

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Bill McCann

Activists ramp up campaign for renewables and against fossil fuels

As Austin Energy begins to update its energy plan, local solar and environmental advocates have ramped up their three-year campaign to get the City of Austin to invest even more in renewable energy and to pull the plug on coal.…

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