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Tag Archives: Mayor Steve Adler

Monday, April 22, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Politics, resurrected

The return of Zimmerman… After a few years of (relative) silence from Don Zimmerman, it appears that the former District 6 Council member is once again ready to enter the fray. In an Easter Facebook post, Zimmerman announced he was…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Stephanie Federico

Adler says Texas has ‘declared war’ on Austin: ‘We must be prepared to defend ourselves’

Austin Mayor Steve Adler opened the annual State of the City address Wednesday with a quote from Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”Adler said Austin is experiencing a “golden moment” and is…

Monday, February 25, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Chinese Democracy

The press release is made of cheese… How best to follow up a City Council meeting that saw unanimous action to ease the development of affordable housing? If you’ve got the big office on the second floor at City Hall,…

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Mayor talks taxes, mobility at RECA lunch

Mayor Steve Adler faced a friendly crowd at Wednesday’s Real Estate Council of Austin meeting. He spoke about his hopes for the future, outlined challenges the city faces in the areas of mobility, affordability and property taxes and answered questions…

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Adler succeeds Conley as CAMPO chair

In accordance with its bylaws, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization unanimously approved Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s succession to chair of the Transportation Policy Board at the board’s meeting Monday evening.The previous chair, Will Conley, announced his plan to resign…

Monday, February 4, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City putting high expectations on pending ‘homelessness czar’ position

By the end of this month, the city is expected to name a new “homelessness czar” – or homeless strategy officer in city hiring speak. The new hire will become the point person to coordinate programs from the city and…

Friday, December 21, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

After re-election, Adler in ‘do stuff’ mode for 2019

As upbeat as Mayor Steve Adler stays most of the time when talking about the stalled and heavily criticized CodeNEXT rewrite of the city’s land use code, it’s still easy to hear the exasperation and disappointment that lingers over the…

Monday, December 17, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Reporters’ Notebook: On tacos and cities

Bullish on tacos… Anyone who’s heard Mayor Steve Adler invoke his civic pride at events over the past four years has undoubtedly heard him praise the availability and variety of breakfast tacos as a badge of honor for the city.…

Friday, November 9, 2018 by Ryan Thornton

Movability aims to keep cutting traffic with 2019 Mobility Challenge

Several local businesses were honored for successful participation in the 2018 Mobility Challenge Thursday morning during the Mayor’s Mobility Leadership Breakfast. The Mobility Challenge, now in its fourth year, has received mobility commitments from 60 local organizations representing over 100,000…

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Jo Clifton

City ethics rule may be unconstitutional

Mayor Steve Adler’s campaign manager filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against Megaphone GPAC, a general purpose political action committee opposing the mayor’s re-election. But it seems likely that the complaint will be dismissed, according to attorneys familiar with election law.Adler’s…

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

PAC takes heat after using racist symbol Pepe the Frog in anti-Adler ad

One of Austin’s more prolific political action committees has apologized after releasing a video ad featuring Pepe the Frog, a cartoon frog used by anti-Semitic and alt-right groups.IndyAustin has collected thousands of dollars for several political goals, including opposing Mayor…

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Here are the candidates running to be Austin’s next mayor

If you’re tired of hearing about the face-off between Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke, maybe it’s time to turn your attention to local elections, like the mayor’s race.Mayor Steve Adler is fighting to retain his seat against six…

Friday, August 3, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City bundling blockchain hacks for homelessness in Bloomberg challenge

Austin’s Innovation Office will spend most of the next three weeks compiling and assessing the solutions that teams of area programmers and digital creatives came up with to use blockchain technology to solve the city’s chronic homelessness issues.A total of…

Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

‘Something has gone horribly wrong’: Adler calls for a reset on CodeNEXT process

Mayor Steve Adler wants the city to scrap CodeNEXT and start over.In a post to the City Council Message Board Wednesday, Adler asked that the city manager come up with a new process for updating the city’s 34-year-old Land Development…

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

SXSW economic impact grows north of $350M

The economic impact of the South by Southwest festival inched across the $350 million mark in the latest analysis by Greyhill Advisors of the spring festival’s effect on the community. The $350.6 million total for the 2018 festival represented growth…

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Adler to developers: CodeNEXT must provide more housing

Mayor Steve Adler told members of Austin’s real estate industry Tuesday that the city is making it easier to build and that he hopes the potential overhaul of the city’s Land Development Code will allow for much greater density on…

Monday, March 26, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Meet me at the cemetery gates (tough guy)

More like Smashbel… A downtown Austin implosion occurs almost as infrequently as a freelance writer wakes up before Helios puts the sun in Sunday. But yesterday saw the stars align and gifted us with the rare spectacle of early morning…

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Adler picks out top two climate change priorities at SXSW

When it comes to climate change, Mayor Steve Adler believes that cities are fundamentally ill-equipped to face the challenge.“You really do need the innovation that comes from outside of government to really act and scale in a material way,” Adler…

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

In 2018 State of the City, Adler calls for political unity at local level

Has a foreign government infiltrated the CodeNEXT process?Well, no one’s saying that. But in his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, Mayor Steve Adler said the “alleged Russian infiltration” on our nation’s politics has inflamed divisions across the…

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Jack Craver

Homelessness action report calls for doubling spending

If Austin wants to get serious about ending homelessness, it needs to spend about twice as much on the variety of programs that currently serve the more than 2,000 people living on the streets.That’s according to an action plan endorsed…

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