Tag Archives: District 6

Friday, February 5, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Council approves District 6 hotel purchase for homeless

After hearing from scores of citizens, both in favor of and opposed to the purchase, City Council voted 10-1 Thursday to buy a hotel in far Northwest Austin for conversion to permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness. The…

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mackenzie Kelly: Ready to collaborate and communicate

Speaking to Mackenzie Kelly, it’s clear she’s touched by the early overtures from her new colleagues, who are already helping her adapt to her new post as City Council member for District 6. “They’ve been wonderful and kind and gracious,…

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Flannigan and Kelly showdown in District 6 forum

District 6 voters once again have a choice between two candidates: incumbent Jimmy Flannigan and challenger Mackenzie Kelly. In November, Flannigan won just over 40 percent of the vote and Kelly just over 33 percent. On social media and at…

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Flannigan and Kelly to face off in December

District 6 is primed for a runoff between incumbent Jimmy Flannigan, who won just over 40 percent of the vote, and challenger Mackenzie Kelly, who earned just over 33 percent. Unlike other City Council districts, a significant portion of the…

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Daniel Salazar

Three candidates challenge Flannigan in District 6 race

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan is facing three challengers – Jennifer Mushtaler, Mackenzie Kelly and Dee Harrison – to serve on Austin City Council’s District 6, which represents swaths of Northwest Austin. Flannigan has represented District 6 since 2017, when he…

Monday, December 23, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Fiscal questions on revenue caps, transit plan remain with Flannigan after 2019

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan likes to refer to himself as the “fiscally responsible progressive” on the Council dais, pushing for ambitious action supported by the operational discipline needed to make sure money isn’t wasted. In that light, he said 2019…

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Flannigan reflects on ‘crazy, crazy year’

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan believes City Council had a lot more to deal with in 2018 than it should have. Council welcomed a new city manager, found new chiefs for the police and fire departments, engaged in an extended dispute…

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by Jack Craver

After one year on Council, Flannigan having the time of his life

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan said his first year on the dais has been defined by “many, many, many little victories.” And that’s how city government is supposed to work, he insists. “Municipal issues are by and large about filling potholes…

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by Jack Craver

Zimmerman: “I’m out of here”

If City Council Member Don Zimmerman is unhappy about losing the seat he has held for two years, he’s not showing it. After losing re-election to Jimmy Flannigan – the same candidate he beat to earn his spot on the…

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by Jack Craver

Flannigan brings new perspective on behalf of Austin’s northwest suburbs

Two years after losing narrowly in a runoff election to City Council Member Don Zimmerman, Jimmy Flannigan easily prevailed in a rematch with the incumbent. What changed? “Winning elections is luck and timing,” said Flannigan during an interview with the…

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Flannigan takes District 6, ousts Zimmerman

Don Zimmerman, one of the city’s most controversial City Council members, conceded to challenger Jimmy Flannigan yesterday after the early voting results were released in the early evening, with 12,542 votes (57.65 percent) for Flannigan and 9,213 (42.35 percent) for…

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Candidates come out swinging in District 6 forum

In a repeat match of their neck-and-neck 2014 race, City Council Member Don Zimmerman and challenger Jimmy Flannigan met Tuesday night beneath a giant screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline. There was no feature on the bill, but that…

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

More than a yard sign: A runoff rematch in District 6

Austin’s District 6 is one of the city’s wealthiest – the median family income is about $86,000 a year. It also boasts the largest number of Asian residents in the city. Council Member Don Zimmerman represents Austin’s northernmost district. He…

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by Jo Clifton

No medical offices for Millwright Parkway property

When does a neighborhood’s valid petition not require the support of a supermajority of City Council for a zoning change? Answer: when the property does not have permanent zoning. Christy Bickel, who lives in the Anderson Mill Limited District, gathered the signatures…

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

After a year at City Hall, Zimmerman reflects

For City Council Member Don Zimmerman, 2015 was a year of some triumph and a great deal of frustration with city staff. During an interview with the Austin Monitor about his first year on Council, it became clear that Zimmerman’s…

Monday, November 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: We do declare

Preservation fight perseveres… Delivering complications once again, the ongoing struggle to create a local historic district in the Bluebonnet Hills section of Travis Heights has experienced another unique twist. This past week, opponents delivered to the city a second valid…

Friday, August 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City to purchase preservation land

Austin will move forward with the purchase of slightly more than 10 acres of land in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, despite concerns from some City Council members about whether the purchase price could be lower. Council voted 9-2 to move…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council debates city’s state legislative policies

With the 84th session of the Texas Legislature set to end June 1, the city’s Government Relations Office has kicked its lobbying efforts into overdrive. At the same time, City Council has opened a discussion about how the city determines…

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Explainer: D6 & D10 — elections and the future

Each week, the Explainer offers Monitor readers a closer look at stories we have been following. New City Council Members Sheri Gallo (District 10) and Don Zimmerman (District 6) represent two-thirds of what is perhaps the most interesting twist in…

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

Zimmerman seeks to shake things up at City Hall

City Council Member-elect  Don Zimmerman will serve as a voice for residents of District 6 when the new 10-1 Council takes office today. In the coming year, Zimmerman said he plans to focus his efforts on relieving traffic congestion and…

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