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Tag Archives: Lake Austin Overlay

Board of Adjustment agrees to a lake setback reduction for a family home in West Lake

City records are not infallible archives. This reality was evidenced by a variance case at 1901 Westlake Drive, which was postponed last month by the Board of Adjustment in order to dredge up more information on the history of the…

Board rejects request to construct tram at Lake Austin property

A Lake Austin tram plan stalled at last week’s Environmental Board meeting, where board members worried that their endorsement of the project could set a damaging precedent for the city. Consultant Bruce Aupperle spoke on behalf of the homeowners at…

Council members approve Lake Austin Overlay, shoreline rules

A new set of zoning regulations known as the Lake Austin Overlay got past its first City Council hurdle Thursday night.   Council voted on first reading to adopt the regulations, with two more to go before the overlay is…

Planning Commission backs amendments, new Lake Austin Overlay

Upcoming changes for Lake Austin may have gotten a unanimous nod from the Planning Commission, but beneath the placid surface of that recommendation was a lot of consternation.   The Planning Commission had discussed the proposed Lake Austin Overlay amendments…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

Planning Commission takes a turn at tackling Lake Austin zoning

It was the Planning Commission’s turn to tackle new Lake Austin regulations last week, and they had questions.   The proposed changes are the result of a nearly two-year process of looking at Lake Austin, proposing changes to the code…

New regulations are coming to Lake Austin, but not quickly.

Environmental Board members took a look at the proposed changes to the Lake Austin Ordinance last week and decided they needed a bit more time and information before they were ready to weigh in. The board voted to table any…

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Board of Adjustment gets its feet wet with first Lake Austin ruling

The Board of Adjustment embraced its new role and made its first Lake Austin ruling last week, though some of the members continue to struggle with the practicalities.   The board voted in favor of a variance at 2921 Westlake…

Board of Adjustment does remedial work on Lake Austin regulations

Continuing to grapple with being thrown into the deep end of Lake Austin regulations, the Board of Adjustment took a closer look at their new responsibilities at a specially-called meeting last week.   Changes in process flummoxed the board at…

Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved…

Board of Adjustment seeks guidance on new Lake Austin rules

New Lake Austin rules hit members of the Board of Adjustment at their November meeting, causing general befuddlement. After expressing confusion about why they were hearing the case, the board decided on a postponement until Jan. 13 for the variance…

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