Tag Archives: District 7

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Pool proud of progress at all levels in 2018

Leslie Pool doesn’t restate Tip O’Neill’s legendary adage “All politics is local” when looking back at 2018 and ahead to 2019. Still, when reviewing the policy and on-the-ground actions that have mattered to her the most, the small neighborhood moves…

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Pool proud of 2017 budget actions

Some of District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool’s biggest accomplishments for 2017 show up on a list of budget riders. That’s not the stuff of big headlines, but the kind of nitty-gritty details that make up the life of a…

Monday, January 2, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Pool looks at a good past year in the “last bastion”

City Council Member Leslie Pool is happy with her sophomore year.“We did some important, amazing stuff,” said Pool. “It’s really been a good two years.”Pool, who easily retained her District 7 seat this past November – winning nearly 72 percent…

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

Pool wins District 7

Tuesday night, incumbent Leslie Pool easily won her District 7 seat for City Council against challenger and political newcomer Natalie Gauldin. Early voting results Tuesday evening solidly placed her in the lead by 40 percent, giving rise to dinnertime cheers…

Monday, September 26, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Upscale dogs, other complaints

You’re never too old to throw shade… Last Monday, the Austin Independent School District’s workshop meeting was full of lively discussion, including more pondering of academic programming and how to correctly catalog it for parents and district members. Often, special…

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

More than a yard sign: Differing ideas about how District 7 should grow

You could classify Austin’s District 7 as the “middle district” – it falls smack dab between the city’s lowest- and highest-income districts, with an annual median family income around $74,000. Half (around 56 percent) of district residents rent their homes.…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Elysium Park angst: From City Hall to Israel

Last Thursday, many of those watching the City Council meeting were left befuddled by an exchange that took place late in the meeting over a proposed affordable housing project at 3300 Oak Creek Drive.Both the developer and the neighborhood supported…

Friday, August 5, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Affordable housing development facing delays at City Hall

The Elysium Park apartment complex, a new affordable housing development planned for North Austin, is facing delays at City Hall. City Council has decided to postpone a zoning decision for the project.The proposed development would include about 90 units, a…

Monday, January 4, 2016 by Tyler Whitson

Pool looks back at past year, outlines future plans

City Council Member Leslie Pool made the environment, city services and transparency major issues in her 2014 campaign, and based on her look back at the freshman year of Austin’s first 10-1 Council, she remains concerned about those issues. The…

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Candidates debate development in District 7

Two North Austin City Council candidates, who will face off in a Dec. 16 runoff election, say the city is growing rapidly and that the District 7 Council member must make sure the area stays affordable.District 7 candidate Leslie Pool,…

Friday, October 3, 2014 by Gene Davis

At forum, most District 7 candidates reject rail

Seven of the eight candidates at Thursday’s District 7 City Council forum came out against November’s $600 million bond proposition to help fund a rail initiative. The Monitor co-hosted the forum along with the Austin Chronicle, KUT, KXAN and Univision.The…

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