Tag Archives: District 4

Friday, July 30, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council chooses developer for St. John Home Depot site

After years of community engagement, redevelopment of the city-owned St. John Home Depot site is finally happening. City Council Thursday voted unanimously to select the joint proposal from developer Greystar and the Housing Authority of the City of Austin. The…

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Daniel Salazar

Jimmy Flannigan: Taking care of unfinished business

Since losing to Mackenzie Kelly in Northwest Austin’s District 6 runoff election, City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan has focused on keeping his head down, continuing to work and trying to “figure out what’s next.” “There’s a lot of work that…

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Greg Casar: 2020 was the ‘hardest year’

“I was wrong,” Council Member Greg Casar said. He was recalling his observations of 2017, the first year of the Trump presidency. At the time, he’d called it “a hellish year” – but that was before he knew what a…

Monday, October 12, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

District 4: An incumbent and two challengers

After briefly weighing a state Senate run, Austin City Council Member Greg Casar is seeking reelection once again, facing challengers from his ideological right and left. Louis C. Herrin III and Ramesses II Setepenre are running against Casar to represent…

Monday, December 23, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Casar proud of victories in 2019, ready to prove value of progressive policy again in 2020

Council Member Greg Casar began the year defending several of the city’s workers’ rights ordinances at the 86th legislative session while pushing for adoption of Affordability Unlocked at City Council. Senate Bill 15 was known for its attack on the…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Jack Craver

Greg Casar optimistic but ready to fight in 2019

Council Member Greg Casar has a lot of good things to say about 2018. “In January we laid out a set of goals,” he said, referring to his staff. “We accomplished all of the big priorities.” “Even though we’re under…

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Casar reflects on a ‘hellish year’

2017 was a big year for Council Member Greg Casar. Nevertheless, in an interview for the Austin Monitor, he described it as “hellish.” On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after he was easily re-elected to Council, Casar was in no…

Monday, February 27, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Homelessness in D4 spurs residents looking to marshal housing resources

Residents in the North Austin area focused in District 4 are looking to assemble a network of local service groups and government resources to respond to what’s believed to be an increase in the homeless population there. There’s no official…

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Casar cites work on labor issues for 2016

Greg Casar was re-elected to his District 4 City Council seat in November with only token, underfunded opposition – and that fact did not even make it onto the list of highlights he shared with the Austin Monitor. From his…

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Garza, Casar easily win re-election

District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar, the youngest member ever elected to the City Council, claimed another victory last night, beating two opponents who seemed almost invisible. District 2 Council Member Delia Garza – Council’s first Latina, elected during…

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Candidates square off in District 4 debate

Two of the three candidates vying for the District 4 City Council seat faced off Monday in a packed North Austin coffeehouse and answered questions from those they hope to represent. Incumbent Council Member Greg Casar has represented District 4…

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

More than a yard sign: A near repeat of 2014 in District 4 race

Austin’s District 4 is one of its most diverse – more than 65 percent of its residents are Hispanic, and nearly 10 percent of the district is African-American. Currently, City Council Member Greg Casar represents the north central district. Austin’s…

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Casar campaign kicks off election season

District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar launched his campaign for re-election early Monday morning on the steps of City Hall. In doing so, Casar also unofficially kicked off the campaign season for the upcoming November election, where five Council…

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Casar counts his victories for 2015

District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar came to his job as a workers’ rights advocate. So it is unsurprising that he chose as his favorite accomplishment of this first year in office helping his constituents at a North Lamar…

Friday, July 24, 2015 by Jack Craver

Judge hits Laura Pressley and attorney with $100,000 sanctions in election lawsuit

Laura Pressley tells the Austin Monitor that she is disappointed but not discouraged by $100,000 in sanctions imposed on sheher and her attorney. The unsuccessful city council candidate added that the ruling awarding nearly $100,000 in damages to her former District…

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Judge assesses sanctions against Pressley, lawyer

At the end of a five-and-a-half hour hearing Wednesday, visiting Judge Dan Mills announced that he would be assessing sanctions against former City Council candidate Laura Pressley and her lawyer, David Rogers, for making spurious claims in her election contest…

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Hearing on sanctions against Pressley to continue

Chuck Herring, one of the attorneys for City Council Member Greg Casar, said Thursday that he will be asking for more than $150,000 in fees already expended by Casar’s legal team in defending a lawsuit brought by former District 4…

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Judge dismisses Pressley election contest

Visiting Judge Dan Mills dismissed former City Council candidate Laura Pressley’s election contest lawsuit against Council Member Greg Casar on Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence that would throw into doubt the outcome of the December runoff election for Council’s…

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Pressley continues District 4 election contest

Nearly four months after a decisive loss to Greg Casar, who became the Austin City Council Member for District 4, Laura Pressley was in court Monday morning, trying to achieve there what she could not achieve at the ballot box:…

Monday, January 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Casar looks forward to work on new Council

Much has been made of the fact that District 4’s Greg Casar is the youngest person ever elected to Austin City Council. But despite his age, he is already a familiar face at City Hall. Before he ran for Council,…

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