Tag Archives: Community Development Commission

Monday, July 20, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Housing department seeks to move unused home repair funds toward homelessness

The city will likely redirect a $2.6 million unused Community Development Block Grant intended for home repairs to create more housing for the homeless in the next budget year.Last week the Community Development Commission voted 9-2 to approve the 2020-21…

Friday, August 31, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council reluctantly approves Fred McGhee to commission

City Council on Thursday voted to approve the appointment of local activist Fred McGhee to the Community Development Commission but also condemned McGhee for sexually charged comments he made to a city staffer as a member of the commission last…

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council to consider changes to Community Development Commission

The city of Austin may be dealing with yet another headache over who gets to sit on a city commission and who should or can be removed.The Community Development Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of projects funded by…

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Lisa Dreher

Community Development Commission grapples with CodeNEXT

The Community Development Commission voiced frustration over lack of outreach and discussion with the CodeNEXT team during a special called meeting earlier this month.The first draft of CodeNEXT, Austin’s land code rewrite, has been out since January, but some commissioners…

Monday, July 17, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Don’t say that

Yeah, OK, on the record, then… During the May 9 meeting of the Community Development Commission, commissioners took up the issue of developing Levander Loop with affordable housing. After a bit of misunderstanding, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Assistant Director…

Friday, June 16, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Controversy swirls over Montopolis historic school site eyed for development

The city’s Community Development Commission weighed in on the effort to stop a contentious development project proposed for a historic piece of property in East Austin.At Tuesday’s meeting the development commission voted 13-0 to ask the city to halt any…

Friday, November 13, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council moves to protect tenants from displacement

Following the recent controversy surrounding a Riverside Drive apartment complex demolition permit that displaced around 100 low-income families, City Council has taken a step toward establishing new rules to assist tenants in similar situations in the future.Council approved a resolution…

Friday, March 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council moves forward with proposal to allow micro apartment units

The discussion about micro apartment units boiled down to a few small details at Thursday’s City Council‘s meeting.   Council members approved a resolution 7-0, initiating a code amendment that could decouple parking requirements from units that are less than…

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