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Tag Archives: Austin Neighborhoods Council

Monday, November 19, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

A ‘dire need’ for student housing convinces Board of Adjustment to approve variance

This month the Board of Adjustment approved a variance request for a multifamily unit located just behind the Drag, after postponing it in September for being “ugly.”At its Nov. 8 meeting, the Board of Adjustment reevaluated whether the lot at 2713…

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Jo Clifton

CodeNEXT testing: What to look for

Depending on who you ask, the testing of CodeNEXT, the rewrite of the city’s Land Development Code, is either an important exercise in moving the city toward more efficient construction or just an obscure game being played at City Hall.Members…

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Jack Craver

Newest CodeNEXT draft gets criticism from all sides

CodeNEXT has plenty of critics, but they’re far from united in their criticism.The third draft of the proposed Land Development Code is being attacked from both sides of the perennial debate over growth. Neighborhood preservationists say it will lead to…

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Conspiracies

Think before you speak… As we reported, last week’s final meeting of the Visitor Impact Task Force was a marathon affair. After nearly six months of meetings, the group kicked off the final round of bargaining over the details of…

Monday, April 17, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Mary Ingle and David King on CodeNEXT

Austin Neighborhoods Council president Mary Ingle and Zoning and Platting Commissioner David King join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about CodeNEXT. Audio is embedded below:

Friday, February 24, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

ANC welcomes back the queen of the neighborhoods

After a brief moment of rest, it looks as though Mary Ingle will be heading up the Austin Neighborhoods Council once again.Last Thursday, City Council Member Ann Kitchen appointed then-ANC president David King to the Zoning and Platting Commission. He…

Monday, October 31, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: That’s not a dog. THIS is a dog.

Waterfall of Chihuahuas… If Robert “Crocodile” Corbin’s multiple accounts of abuse by dogs and “arrogant dog owners” are to be taken at face value, it’s no wonder he regularly pleads with city leaders to scrap Austin’s “no-kill” policy. Before urging…

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Jo Clifton

ANC takes no position on Proposition 1

Mayor Steve Adler has written to the executive committee of the Austin Neighborhoods Council to reassure those neighborhood representatives that he will do his part to protect neighborhoods “in conjunction with the proposed transportation bonds” and the rewrite of the…

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

The leap of faith inherent in voting for the $720 million bond

Traversing parts of North Lamar Boulevard as a bicyclist or pedestrian – or, even as a driver – can be alarming. The speed limit is high, and substantial barriers exist neither between pedestrians and cars nor between cars going north…

Monday, September 19, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

ANC challenges Adler’s mobility bond

The Austin Neighborhoods Council has come out swinging against Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond package.Last Tuesday, the ANC’s executive committee unanimously passed a resolution outlining an extensive list of concerns about the proposal and concluding with two calls…

Monday, August 29, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Vultures everywhere

Reply all … Over the weekend, Public Safety Commissioner Mike Levy put Austin Neighborhoods Council President Mary Ingle on blast over the upcoming transportation bond election. It all started last week, when ANC held a panel on the upcoming bonds.…

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Coalition asks to keep CodeNEXT on track

A coalition of eight Austin organizations got together to ask the city to honor a January 2017 deadline for the new land development code draft on Wednesday.Pointing out that four years have passed since the rewrite was laid out in the…

Monday, May 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Charter school fight headed to City Hall

With an ordinance on the table that could mean an end for their current site plan exemptions, some Austin charter schools aren’t waiting for the fight to come to them.Austin Achieve Public Schools, Goodwill Central Texas, Harmony Public Schools, IDEA…

Monday, April 18, 2016 by Jack Craver

Reporter’s Notebook: Could it be … Satan?

The devil is in the details… It may be a while before City Council members are willing to accept amendments offered to their resolutions by Council Member Don Zimmerman, no matter how inoffensive they appear at first glance. On Thursday,…

Friday, January 29, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council stalls mandatory fingerprinting for TNCs, adopts voluntary program instead

City Council on Thursday stalled an ordinance requiring drivers for transportation network companies to pass a fingerprint-based background check and adopted incentives to motivate drivers to voluntarily submit fingerprints.“We’re only deciding whether or not we want to encourage volunteers to get fingerprinted,…

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

RECA report on affordability blames city, neighbors

As the city struggles to provide development review services needed to ensure that its many regulations are being followed, the Real Estate Council of Austin reports that “Austin is steadily losing ground in its efforts to become a ‘beacon of…

Monday, July 13, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Code working weekends on STR problems

Members of Austin’s Code Compliance Department are working overtime on weekends trying to deal with complaints about short-term rental properties that are making life unpleasant for people in surrounding neighborhoods.However, a memo from department Director Carl Smart shows a great…

Monday, May 25, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Council increases CodeNEXT advisory group, ANC still chagrined

The Land Development Code rewrite team is about to get a lot more voices.City Council voted unanimously Thursday to increase the size of the CodeNEXT Citizen Advisory Group at its regular meeting. This resolution, sponsored by Council Member Greg Casar,…

Monday, May 4, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Code advisory group to get new east side members

The City Council Planning and Neighborhoods Committee decided at last week’s meeting to add four new members to the group of citizens putting together recommendations for a new Land Development Code, known as the Code Advisory Group, or CAG.Since its…

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee studies expanding CodeNEXT group

At its first meeting Tuesday, the Planning and Neighborhoods Committee dove into the ongoing rewrite of the Land Development Code and looked at a recent push to add more members to the CodeNEXT Advisory Group.Specifically, the committee considered a proposal…

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