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Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Austin landlords repeatedly cited for health and safety violations could get right to rent revoked

José Pérez and his family were afraid of their stove. It caught on fire when they tried to cook, so the family bought prepared food. They had other problems in their apartment, too: The air conditioning went out for a…

Monday, July 9, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: History lessons

Fighting for your government seems to run in families… With Independence Day looming on the horizon, not much was happening at the July 3 Zoning and Platting Commission meeting. In the spirit of patriotism, and to make everyone’s journey to…

Friday, October 13, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Council rejects settlement with apartment complex owner in substandard housing case

The plot thickened in an ongoing affordable housing saga as City Council Thursday denied a settlement in the city of Austin’s lawsuit against Orchard Plaza apartments owner Walter Olenick for substandard housing code violations. Council Member Greg Casar, in whose…

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Former Code director’s delay put STR renewals in limbo

The former Code Department Director Carl Smart’s decision to pause judgment of several appeals from Type 2 short-term rental owners became clear over the course of the July 26 meeting of the Building and Standards Commission, over a year after…

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