Tag Archives: District 3

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Renteria looks at 2018 and beyond

As he starts his second four-year term at City Hall, District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria says he plans to concentrate on affordable housing in the coming year, just as he did in 2018 and the three previous years.Fresh off…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Jack Craver

Renteria bests sister Almanza again

Council Member Pio Renteria held on to his seat the same way he won it four years ago: by beating his sister.The incumbent representative of District 3, which covers much of Central East and Southeast Austin, easily won re-election in…

Friday, November 30, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Renteria, Almanza show stark differences in D3 runoff forum

A recent forum between District 3 City Council candidates Pio Renteria and Susana Almanza – who are siblings – showed that the runoff election may center on how much one of Austin’s fastest-growing areas should change in the years to…

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Jack Craver

Another brother-sister runoff in East Austin’s District 3

Council Member Pio Renteria finished way ahead of multiple opponents in his bid for re-election in East Austin’s District 3.Renteria won 47.71 percent of the vote, while his sister, Susana Almanza, came in a distant second place, with 21.32 percent.“I…

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 3, Part II

This week, City Council candidates Amit Motwani and Susana Almanza join incumbent Pio Renteria for a … spirited … discussion with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano. Tune in for a discussion about why each candidate is…

Monday, October 8, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Affordability, CodeNEXT and displacement steer candidates in District 3 forum

The city’s failed CodeNEXT process – a nearly two-year rewrite of the Land Development Code that was scrapped in August – continues to be one of the most provocative issues in local politics. One needed only to listen in to…

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Jack Craver

Battle over housing policy defines District 3 race

Growth, gentrification and CodeNEXT are at the center of the race for City Council District 3.Most of the district is made up of neighborhoods on both sides of the Colorado River that are east of Interstate 35. However, the district…

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Renteria concentrates on affordable housing

For District 3 City Council Member Pio Renteria, 2017 saw the culmination of projects large and small, many of which he has been working on for years. Most of those projects are related to helping low-income people who continue to…

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Renteria’s issues: affordability, protecting tenants

For District 3 City Council Member Pio Renteria, Council’s big accomplishments, and his own, revolve around housing affordability in 2016. That includes passage of a tenant relocation ordinance with provisions to protect mobile home park residents and funding of affordable…

Friday, November 11, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Council approves Cactus Rose mobile home park rezoning

After more than a year, residents of an East Austin mobile home park have reached a deal with developers looking to rebuild on the property. Some city leaders say the case could set a precedent for future development.About a dozen…

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Renteria sizes up new Council’s first year

The inaugural year of Austin’s brand-new single-member district City Council is getting high marks from at least one man on the inside.“I would give it an A-minus,” Council Member Pio Renteria, who represents District 3, told the Austin Monitor recently…

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to delay Red Bluff Hotel variance hearing

Although City Council members are scheduled to hear an appeal today on a variance granted by the Planning Commission to allow construction of a new hotel on Red Bluff Road in East Austin, staff will likely seek a postponement to…

Monday, January 5, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Renteria is ready to work on issues in District 3

District 3 City Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria came out of a crowded field of about a dozen candidates and won a runoff over his sister, Susana Almanza, to represent the central-east district with a majority of Hispanic constituents.Following his…

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