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Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Michael Kanin

PUC staff urges dismissal of latest rate challenge

A document filed Tuesday by staff of the Texas Public Utility Commission hints strongly that the commission will reject an appeal by Homeowners United for Rate Fairness of Austin City Council members’ action to assess legal costs from the Austin…

Monday, November 4, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

City studies changes to allow aggregates in commercial projects

Changes to commercial landscaping requirements that previously prohibited the use of aggregate materials in commercial projects are on the way.   Though the process is still in the early stages, the city is taking a serious look at how it…

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Leffingwell votes against climate protection clause in CAMPO plan

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell found himself Wednesday defending a controversial vote to take references to climate protection and greenhouse gas emissions out of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2040 plan. Leffingwell told In Fact Daily that he cast his…

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Environmental Board denies variance, orders fill removed from lot

Though it has been in place for years, the Environmental Board definitively shut down a variance request that would have allowed a huge amount of fill to remain in northeast Austin. Instead, the board recommended that that fill be removed,…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council votes to raise water impact fees to near maximum rate

Austin City Council members Thursday approved an immediate increase of impact fees for public infrastructure to just below the maximum allowable rate. Those are the fees that the Austin Water Utility assesses to help offset the cost of extending water and…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Bill McCann

Consultant says doubling city’s solar goal do-able but expensive

Should Austin double its already ambitious solar energy goal?   It’s a question that has begun to get renewed attention from solar advocates, environmentalists, utility officials and others following a year-old recommendation by the City Council-appointed Local Solar Advisory Committee…

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