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Monday, September 26, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Upscale dogs, other complaints

You’re never too old to throw shade… Last Monday, the Austin Independent School District’s workshop meeting was full of lively discussion, including more pondering of academic programming and how to correctly catalog it for parents and district members. Often, special…

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Lawyer tries to heat up lobby reform fight

Although he declared victory on Monday after a City Council committee approved the lobby registration resolution he was instrumental in writing, on Tuesday attorney Fred Lewis accused land-use professionals of misinterpreting the resolution.On Monday, Lewis sent out an email stating…

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Lobby reform rules move forward

On Monday, members of City Council’s Audit and Finance Committee unanimously approved a revised version of Council Member Leslie Pool’s resolution proposing changes to the city’s lobby registration ordinance.In contrast to previous public discussions of the topic, Monday’s conversation showed…

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Jack Craver

Ethics Commission recommends controversial lobbying ordinance

To the delight of city ethics reformers and over the strong objections of developers and real estate professionals, the Ethics Review Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend to City Council a resolution aimed at overhauling city lobbying rules. The recommended…

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Jo Clifton

No agreement yet on lobby registration rules

City Council Member Leslie Pool has released an updated proposal for fundamental changes to Austin’s lobby registration laws, and while the new version includes an idea proposed by a group of land-use professionals who objected to the previous version, the…

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Land-use pros respond to lobby proposal

If City Council eventually approves an ordinance based on Council Member Leslie Pool’s resolution to revise the city’s lobby registration laws, the result could be a Planning Commission with no architects, engineers or other land-use professionals, according to a group…

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Lobby registration arguments continue

An attorney working on revisions to the city’s lobby registration ordinance has accused opponents of the change of refusing to negotiate in order to prevent the process from moving forward.Fred Lewis, the major architect of the proposed changes, told the…

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Jack Craver

Building professionals distraught over proposed city lobbying changes

Area engineers and others in the building industry showed up to a Monday meeting of the Ethics Review Commission to voice concerns over a proposal that would likely require many of them to register as lobbyists because of their regular…

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