Tag Archives: Austin Neighborhoods Council

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…

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

ANC calls for body cameras for local police

The Austin Neighborhoods Council is calling for the use of body cameras by active-duty police officers.In a resolution approved last week, the ANC proposed the cameras, citing mistrust between neighbors and police; higher rates of incarceration, use of force and targeting…

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council set to discuss committee logistics today

The Austin City Council will have an opportunity this afternoon to discuss and possibly vote on a proposed new Council schedule, including committees. Mayor Steve Adler’s Chief of Staff, John Michael Cortez, posted the proposal on the Council bulletin board…

Friday, February 6, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses future of Imagine Austin

Since its launch, Imagine Austin has inspired debates about affordability, growth, neighborhood autonomy and more. City Council continued this tradition Thursday in a special meeting with city staff and housing stakeholders about the comprehensive plan.The discussion touched on several major…

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Neighborhoods Council endorses candidates

The Austin Neighborhoods Council endorsements are in. At a time when the city is experiencing rapid growth, a rewrite of the Land Development Code and, of course, a City Council changeover, the questions and answers at the forum paint a…

Monday, July 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Neighborhood group considers opposition to city transportation bonds

Some members of the politically powerful Austin Neighborhoods Council are threatening to withhold support for Austin’s $1 billion Strategic Mobility Plan unless it is significantly changed. Those behind the plan want the U.S. Department of Transportation to freeze federal matching…

Monday, June 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Despite opposition, Council narrowly OKs measure on ‘granny flats’

There were storms raging inside and outside of City Hall early Friday morning, when the Austin City Council took on “granny flat” advocates and detractors at last week’s meeting.   The fight started 12 hours earlier, on the steps of…

Monday, March 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Panel debates future steps for Land Development Code rewrite

Some may think it’s moving too fast, and some may think it’s moving too slow, but most everyone agrees that the revision of the city’s Land Development Code continues to move toward what one stakeholder calls “difficult, necessary conversations.”  …

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ANC wants Land Development Code rewrite held for 10-1 Council

The Austin Neighborhoods Council and others are calling for the ongoing rewrite of the city’s Land Development Code to be put on hold until the new 10-1 City Council is seated in January 2015.   At their Monday afternoon meeting,…

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Second Council district map emerges as critics pan ICRC’s first effort

A preliminary map drawn by the members of Austin‘s charter election-born Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is now not the only proposed single-member district Council outline drawing criticism. A map dubbed by its architects as a “Compact District Map” emerged over…

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