Tag Archives: Greg Casar

Monday, May 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: We get procedural

Let the autopsy commence!… On election night, David Butts, chief strategist for Our City, Our Safety, Our Choice, said that opponents had overplayed their hand, but he also praised the media for exposing inaccuracies in Proposition 1 advertising. “The press,” he…

Friday, March 25, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council extends living wage to subcontractors

City subcontractors – such as airport food vendors and construction workers – will now be paid $13.03 an hour after City Council extended the city’s living wage requirements on Thursday to everyone working on a city contract.Two ordinances that closed…

Monday, January 18, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Casar proposes changes to committee rules

City Council Member Greg Casar is proposing that most items go directly to the Council agenda, eliminating the assumption that items are discussed before a Council committee before being passed to the full Council for consideration.This proposal is just one…

Friday, January 8, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Oracle: when a tech company expands in Austin

Demolition, it seems, follows Robin Wilkins.Wilkins, 54, moved into the Lakeview Apartments on South Lakeshore Boulevard after another apartment building she was living in was slated to be torn down. She stayed for five years, paying no more than $720…

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Casar counts his victories for 2015

District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar came to his job as a workers’ rights advocate. So it is unsurprising that he chose as his favorite accomplishment of this first year in office helping his constituents at a North Lamar…

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Greg Casar

Austin City Council Member Greg Casar looks back at his first months in office, including his efforts as chair of Council’s Planning and Neighborhood Committee. The program is embedded below:

Monday, October 12, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Austin’s music industry talks future, fees

This summer’s release of the Austin Music Census, along with recent and potential music venue closures, paints a dire picture of Austin’s celebrated music scene and has prompted a dialogue about the future of local artists and venues. That conversation…

Monday, July 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Casar proposes ADU policy revision timeline

Amid a public outcry for more available housing, City Council is reconsidering restrictions on accessory dwelling units such as granny flats and garage apartments. Council Member Greg Casar has proposed an approach to that review that considers related issues, including…

Friday, July 24, 2015 by Jack Craver

Judge hits Laura Pressley and attorney with $100,000 sanctions in election lawsuit

Laura Pressley tells the Austin Monitor that she is disappointed but not discouraged by $100,000 in sanctions imposed on sheher and her attorney. The unsuccessful city council candidate added that the ruling awarding nearly $100,000 in damages to her former District…

Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Casar finance report shows new supporters

District 4 City Council Member Greg Casar, who is locked in a legal battle with his former opponent, Laura Pressley, raised $35,785 to help pay legal expenses between Jan. 1 and June 30. Casar’s report, filed Wednesday, shows a wide…

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Judge assesses sanctions against Pressley, lawyer

At the end of a five-and-a-half hour hearing Wednesday, visiting Judge Dan Mills announced that he would be assessing sanctions against former City Council candidate Laura Pressley and her lawyer, David Rogers, for making spurious claims in her election contest…

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Hearing on sanctions against Pressley to continue

Chuck Herring, one of the attorneys for City Council Member Greg Casar, said Thursday that he will be asking for more than $150,000 in fees already expended by Casar’s legal team in defending a lawsuit brought by former District 4…

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Judge dismisses Pressley election contest

Visiting Judge Dan Mills dismissed former City Council candidate Laura Pressley’s election contest lawsuit against Council Member Greg Casar on Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence that would throw into doubt the outcome of the December runoff election for Council’s…

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Casar helps trailer park residents sue new owners

City Council Member Greg Casar has added his political support to a legal fight between a low-income mobile home community and the corporation that recently took control of the property.On Monday evening, dozens of North Lamar Community Mobile Home Park…

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman appointee in jeopardy of losing seat

Eight City Council members expressed strong support Tuesday for Council Member Greg Casar’s resolution to rescind the appointment of activist Rebecca Forest to the Commission on Immigrant Affairs. Forest is the co-founder and past president of the Immigration Reform Coalition…

Monday, January 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Casar looks forward to work on new Council

Much has been made of the fact that District 4’s Greg Casar is the youngest person ever elected to Austin City Council. But despite his age, he is already a familiar face at City Hall. Before he ran for Council,…

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