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Tag Archives: District 9

Friday, December 28, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Tovo to keep focus on housing, homelessness issues in 2019

Questions of where and how people live in Austin – specifically in District 9 – remained a front-of-mind issue for Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo in 2018.Whether she was on the City Council dais or involved in campaign events ahead…

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Tovo easily wins third term

Kathie Tovo will serve her third term on the Austin City Council after winning a relatively easy victory over three opponents on Tuesday, finishing with almost 53 percent of the vote. Her closest challenger, Danielle Skidmore, garnered less than 32…

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Transit, CodeNEXT, homelessness grab attention for District 9 candidates

The candidates vying for City Council’s District 9 seat next month have their pick of issues and pain points that need fixing. From transportation to homelessness to the recently scrapped CodeNEXT process to update the city’s Land Development Code, there…

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 9 candidate Danielle Skidmore

This week, Danielle Skidmore joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why she’s running for City Council’s District 9 seat, how she prepared for the challenge, and what she hopes to tackle if elected.…

Monday, March 19, 2018 by Jack Craver

Kathie Tovo gets an opponent

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo will face at least one opponent in her bid for re-election.Danielle Skidmore recently filed paperwork to join the race for District 9, which includes all of downtown and many Central Austin neighborhoods between MoPac Expressway…

Monday, February 12, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: We’ve made haranguements

Save Our Strings… Could the city be moving toward declaring musicians as an endangered species? Not yet, but at last week’s meeting of the Austin Music Commission there was a good deal of talk about declaring the city’s music culture…

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Tovo keeps chipping away

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo came prepared with folders of articles for her look back on 2017. Immediately, she notes that this year’s progress looks a lot like last year’s, but there is a reason for that. Her focus has…

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Tovo concentrates on homelessness, affordability

For Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, 2016 was a year she made progress on issues related to the homeless, affordable housing, and uncovering and fighting discrimination and retaliation within the ranks of city employees.In the Austin Monitor‘s year-end conversation with…

Friday, January 8, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Seeking more info, HLC stalls demolition for now

For the first time under the 10-1 City Council system, all of the members of the Historic Landmark Commission were appointed and present at the commission’s final meeting of 2015. And, with everyone accounted for, it looks like some of…

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mayor Pro Tem Tovo reflects on an “interesting” year

As the sole returning member of City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo is able to offer a unique perspective on the past year. Tovo was re-elected to represent Central Austin’s District 9, which includes downtown, and was later elected…

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