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Tag Archives: Ann Kitchen

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by Jack Craver

Kitchen hopes for longer budget process, shorter meetings in 2017

After two years in office, City Council Member Ann Kitchen, who represents District 5’s long stretch of South Austin, is happy with what she has accomplished for her district and the city but says that Council could stand to improve…

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Jack Craver

Onion Creek residents voice desperation over flooding

Flood-battered residents voiced despair over the future and frustration with City Hall at a Tuesday night forum at the Onion Creek Club featuring Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members Ann Kitchen and Delia Garza.“We feel like we’re trapped here,”…

Monday, July 11, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Ann Kitchen on a potential 2016 transportation bond

Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen joins Austin Monitor reporter Caleb Pritchard for her take on a potential 2016 transportation bond. Post is embedded below.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility Committee balks at Adler’s bond recommendation

In the race among the growing list of proposals for a November bond referendum, City Council’s Mobility Committee jockeyed into the lead on Tuesday evening a dark-horse recommendation.With a vote of 4-0, the committee endorsed Council Member Ann Kitchen’s $300…

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Kitchen steps into planning personnel issues

Last fall, City Council Member Ann Kitchen asked Planning and Zoning Department Director Greg Guernsey to remove the staff member who had been overseeing the formation of one of the South Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan’s contact teams because she did…

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility Committee votes to explore transit priority

The City Council Mobility Committee on Wednesday put its imprimatur on an effort to enhance transit service on city roadways.With a vote of 3-0, Council members Ann Kitchen, Delia Garza and Sheri Gallo endorsed a proposed resolution that calls on…

Monday, March 7, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Same as it ever was

Sharing information… An Austin Monitor reporter received a call Friday from a polling firm conducting a survey on the ongoing debate in Austin over ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft. During a six-minute call, the caller asked a series of questions…

Friday, March 4, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Updated: Petition to Recall Council Member Kitchen Deemed ‘Insufficient’

From KUT News: A petition submitted by a political action committee attempting to recall Austin City Council member Ann Kitchen has been deemed “insufficient” by the City Clerk. The PAC Austin4All failed to get the petition notarized, which was required…

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin4All, Council members reflect on recall petition

When word first broke that a local political action committee calling itself Austin4All had enough signatures to recall City Council Member Ann Kitchen, most of her colleagues came out in force to show their support for her. Standing outside City…

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Could District 5 be without representation for six months?

Although local political action committee Austin4All turned in a petition to recall City Council Member Ann Kitchen to the city clerk’s office Friday, petitions to recall Council members are far from common. So it’s fair to say that the rules…

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Austin4All kicks off its ongoing petition drive

Two weeks after it announced it had gathered enough signatures to force the recall of City Council Member Ann Kitchen, 12 days after a prominent local lawyer filed an ethics complaint against it and nine days after it formally filed…

Monday, February 15, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Drive crashes

All4Nothing… South Austin, for better or worse, has long been considered the bastion of Austin of Yore. From hippies to low-slung bungalows to grimy music clubs, South River City keeps it weird. One hallmark of local heritage to which it…

Friday, February 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Ethics complaints filed against petition PAC

While the city clerk still has not received a promised petition seeking the recall of Council Member Ann Kitchen, the Texas Ethics Commission has received four complaints filed against the group behind the alleged effort.Austin attorney Fred Lewis filed the…

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Kitchen petition watch continues

At last word yesterday, the Austin Monitor was still waiting to hear that a petition to recall City Council Member Ann Kitchen had been submitted to the Office of the City Clerk for verification. But, as was the case on Monday,…

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Kitchen rallies support as recall effort remains in holding pattern

A group shrouded in mystery failed to deliver on its promise of a political blockbuster on Monday, in the process digging up new questions to pile upon a tall stack of older unanswered ones. After teasing a big announcement late…

Monday, January 18, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Ann Kitchen on TNCs

Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about her thoughts on transportation networking companies such as Uber and Lyft. The post is embedded below. Austin Monitor Radio is brought to you by Austin…

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Kitchen reflects on past year, looks forward to next

City Council Member Ann Kitchen has a long list of what she considers to be the first 10-1 Council’s achievements in its first year, but she also has ambitious plans for what she hopes the body will accomplish next year.Kitchen,…

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Google self-driving car now in Austin, policy not

A young man steered Google’s white Lexus RX – outfitted with a small sensor full of lasers, radars and cameras on its roof – down Riverside Drive on Tuesday. Arguably, the driver’s presence was a redundancy: The car that left the…

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

It’s not over till it’s over: Lightsey 2 at Council today

Today, City Council members will consider a resolution that could conclude the saga of a South Austin development that is no stranger to City Hall.The item is another chapter in the seemingly endless saga of the Lightsey 2 development. That development…

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Former State Rep. Kitchen leads fundraising in District 5

Former State Rep. Ann Kitchen has greatly outpaced the other candidates in the race to represent South Austin’s District 5. Her contribution and expenditure report show she has raised more than $42,000 and lent her campaign $20,700. After spending nearly…

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