Tag Archives: Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody

Friday, January 12, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Whellan joins Armbrust & Brown

Today, Armbrust & Brown PLLC announced that attorney Michael Whellan, who is a former president and shareholder of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody will be joining their firm on Jan. 15.It’s a big change for Whellan, who is well-known at…

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Vicky Garza

Mayor, community leaders unveil new facility for the homeless

A $14.6 million facility combining housing and services for Austin’s chronically homeless is expected to break ground in Central East Austin early next year with the support of Mayor Steve Adler, the Downtown Austin Alliance, various nonprofit organizations working to…

Friday, November 6, 2015 by Jack Craver

Developers and neighbors come together on Austin Oaks charrette

Negotiations between neighbors and developers over the proposed Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development are going swimmingly, according to what representatives involved in the process told the Zoning and Platting Commission on Tuesday.After agreeing in September to engage with neighbors through…

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Court denies injunction against Foundation Communities

How much havoc can one neighbor wreak on a $20 million affordable housing project backed by federal, state and local governments and nonprofits? Potentially, quite a bit.On Tuesday, Foundation Communities avoided potential disaster for its Bluebonnet Studios on South Lamar…

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zimmerman libel suit against Bulldog dismissed

Less than 24 hours after being sworn in to office as the new District 6 representative, City Council Member Don Zimmerman had his lawsuit against the Austin Bulldog dismissed and was ordered to pay court costs and attorney’s fees.Zimmerman filed…

Monday, December 1, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Two-page ad attacks political consultant Butts

A two-page color ad in Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman, headlined “Invisible man controls the Austin City Council,” attacks political consultant David Butts and calls on voters to reject some candidates Butts supports in the Dec. 16 runoff election.The ad says, “Did…

Friday, November 14, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Ethics panel wants last word on complaint inquiries

Austin’s Ethics Review Commission voted unanimously this week to recommend City Council ensure the commission has the last word in ethical complaints against the mayor, members of City Council and all of its appointees, city executives, and assistant city attorneys.“The…

Friday, August 1, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Developers vow to pay affordable housing fees despite changes to PUD

Changes to Austin’s Hyatt Regency on Barton Springs Road are on the way.The Hyatt is part of a 9.56-acre Planned Unit Development that was approved by City Council in 2007. As part of that original agreement, developers promised to donate…

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Former commissioner seeks to change city policies in ethics cases

Former Zero Waste Advisory Commissioner Daniela Ochoa Gonzalez, who resigned after accusations of conflict-of-interest violations, is asking the city to reconsider how it does business.Her situation could change how the city deals with ethics complaints against people who serve on…

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ironic twist in development regulations could scuttle condo project

Neighbors and developers showed up at Citizens Communication en masse at last Thursday’s City Council meeting to speak out against city staff’s rejection of the Weekly Homes’ Harper Park site plan. It seems playing by the rules could keep a…

Monday, March 24, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Judge reverses ruling against TDS over city anti-lobbying ordinance

A ruling against the City of Austin in a case stemming from the application of its Anti-Lobbying Ordinance could have broad implications for the way the city’s Purchasing Department enforces its no-contact provisions.   On Thursday, Federal District Judge Lee…

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

ZAP grants extension of site plan to build 397-unit project

With only four members on the dais, the Zoning and Platting Commission granted a neighborhood appeal of an extension of a site plan review by default last week.   Commissioners voted 3-1 to deny the appeal, but because they need…

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Cascades MUD set for 10th appearance at Planning Commission

A proposed municipal utility district in the Onion Creek area continues to mosey its way to City Council. But first, it will pay a 10th visit to the Planning Commission’s agenda.   After discussion, the Planning Commission opted to mull…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Final vote on Special Events Ordinance may wait until January

Though Council members unanimously approved the pending on first reading Thursday, that action came with anticipation of the creation of a Council subcommittee that would deal with lingering issues about the matter. Chief ordinance sponsor Council Member Mike Martineztold his…

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