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Tag Archives: Ellen Troxclair

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Jack Craver

Troxclair wants to know how rates compare to other Texas utilities

This year, the average Austinite will spend $2,475 on utility bills to cover the cost of electricity, water and garbage pickup.City Council Member Ellen Troxclair wants to know how that compares to what other people served by other utilities in…

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Troxclair continues to fight

In 2018, Council Member Ellen Troxclair will be having a baby and running for office in addition to continuing to serve as the lone conservative on City Council. Despite a crowded agenda ahead, Troxclair sat down with the Austin Monitor…

Monday, December 18, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Phantom water bill charges remain an unsolved mystery at Austin Water

For several years, water bills have been mysteriously spiking and leaving homeowners clutching their wallets and demanding answers. However, even when the public came en masse to plead that the Electric Utility Commission demand answers from city staff after the…

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Mayor, Troxclair check in at the Capitol to talk short-term rentals

Mayor Steve Adler and City Council Member Ellen Troxclair took their disagreement over the city’s short-term rental regulations to the Texas Capitol on Tuesday evening.Both testified before the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce on Senate Bill 451, a measure…

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair, Adler present opposite views on tax bill

City Council Member Ellen Troxclair and Mayor Steve Adler presented diametrically opposite views at Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on Senate Bill 2, which would prevent cities and counties from raising taxes by more than 4 percent above the effective…

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Kara Nuzback

Council members slam Troxclair’s affordability plan

At City Council’s work session yesterday, several Council members hammered on District 8 Council Member Ellen Troxclair’s Austin Affordability Action Plan.The plan proposes that Council focus on affordability in the areas of housing, transportation, budgeting, cost of living and the…

Friday, February 17, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Immigration sparks Council fight

After a heated exchange between City Council members Ellen Troxclair and Greg Casar, Council voted 10-1 Thursday to approve $200,000 in emergency funding for immigrant legal services.Troxclair, Council’s only Republican, offered the only no vote and the only negative commentary…

Monday, January 2, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Troxclair has opinions

This year, District 8 City Council Member Ellen Troxclair welcomed her first child. She also saw her fair share of accomplishments (and frustrations) within City Hall in 2016.Troxclair counted “making some progress on the Homestead Exemption” among her accomplishments for…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Chad Swiatecki

With $90 million up for grabs, Visitor Impact Task Force faces hefty charge

The city’s new Visitor Impact Task Force hopes to accomplish several goals in the next four months, all of them having to do with how the city can best grapple with the growing number of tourists coming to Austin each…

Monday, August 29, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Vultures everywhere

Reply all … Over the weekend, Public Safety Commissioner Mike Levy put Austin Neighborhoods Council President Mary Ingle on blast over the upcoming transportation bond election. It all started last week, when ANC held a panel on the upcoming bonds.…

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Could more tourist spots benefit from hotel tax?

Austin residents are no strangers to big local events and, increasingly, neither are out-of-towners – but all of those visitors can take a toll on the city’s infrastructure. City Council is set to consider a plan that could direct more…

Monday, March 14, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman, Troxclair file brief against city

In its response to a lawsuit seeking to change ballot language for the May 7 election on regulations for transportation network companies, the city of Austin is arguing that the Uber supporter who filed the writ of mandamus last Wednesday…

Friday, February 19, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair wants to cut utility transfers

Wading into the affordability debate with a new tactic, City Council Member Ellen Troxclair is proposing to cut transfers from the Austin Water utility to the city’s General Fund. On Wednesday, members of Council’s Public Utilities Committee unanimously approved forwarding…

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council member fears lawsuits over new ordinance

It’s no secret that on Tuesday, Austin’s city clerk is expected to tell City Council that she has validated at least 20,000 signatures on a petition to change an ordinance governing transportation network companies.And, it’s clear that her announcement will trigger…

Monday, January 4, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Troxclair keeps focus on District 8 through year one

In 2015, City Council Member Ellen Troxclair’s most gratifying moment came when one of her District 8 constituents told her that the things she had talked about during her campaign were consistent with the change she has since worked to…

Monday, December 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: The time she got to Arizona

Ghosts of resolutions passed… Though city officials’ trips to Paris may have garnered all the headlines last week, City Council Member Ellen Troxclair’s trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the American City County Exchange Policy Summit sparked the most interesting question:…

Friday, November 13, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Zimmerman, Troxclair resurrect failed proposal for civil courthouse

Two Austin City Council members are renewing an effort to persuade Travis County to build a new civil courthouse in the so-called “Eastern Crescent.”The day after voters narrowly rejected the county’s $287 million bond to build the facility in downtown Austin, Council…

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