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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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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