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Tag Archives: gentrification

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin is full of anti-gentrification ideas, but most wouldn’t have a direct impact

Since 2000, the city of Austin has had a lot of ideas about how to slow down gentrification. A task force recommended in 2002, for example, that the city educate residents about available property tax exemptions. In 2008, City Council…

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council to tackle two displacement resolutions today

While Mayor Steve Adler is touting a new task force on gentrification as a fresh opportunity to come up with ideas to address economic displacement, some of his City Council colleagues stress that it will only be a worthwhile effort…

Monday, August 7, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Mayor Adler wants a task force on gentrification. We’ve had plenty of those.

For five weeks in 2001, Karen Paup spent her afternoons with other Austin residents talking about the city’s changing east side. The group included a pastor, a developer and a now-professor at New York University.“We shared anecdotes, we looked at…

Friday, July 21, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

UT study, proposed task force would tackle residential displacement

With the issue of residents being priced out of their longtime neighborhoods becoming a topic of discussion in most city initiatives, Mayor Steve Adler said the time has come to tackle the issue directly. That was what prompted Adler to…

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Jo Clifton

TCAD trying to make appraisals more equitable

Many taxpayers have charged that the current property tax system is unfair because it penalizes longtime homeowners with a higher tax bill when their neighborhoods start to gentrify.One of those homeowners is City Council Member Ora Houston. During Council’s Dec.…

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by Cate Malek

Human Rights Commission pushes Council to address gentrification

Although gentrification is a well-recognized problem in Austin, the Human Rights Commission believes it has reached crisis level and is pushing City Council to take concrete action.The commission passed a recommendation that Council recognize gentrification as a human rights issue…

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

SXSW panel spotlights urban housing

Austin is no snowflake when it comes to issues of housing, affordability and density. Cities across the United States grapple with similar challenges even if they don’t have the robust economy that is driving growth here in Central Texas.Last Friday,…

Monday, March 14, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

As East Austin changes, what power do neighbors have to stop it?

Recently, residents of the city’s East Cesar Chavez neighborhood asked a city of Austin committee to put in place interim controls potentially limiting the influx of new bars, restaurants and breweries. The decision was delayed – and then eventually denied.Had…

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