Tag Archives: Mayor Steve Adler

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Proposal would revamp historic commission rules

Recent events at the Historic Landmark Commission – which resulted in the panel’s failure to act either to begin the historic zoning process for a property or to allow a demolition permit to move forward – have highlighted a need…

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Jack Craver

Onion Creek residents voice desperation over flooding

Flood-battered residents voiced despair over the future and frustration with City Hall at a Tuesday night forum at the Onion Creek Club featuring Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members Ann Kitchen and Delia Garza.“We feel like we’re trapped here,”…

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Jo Clifton

ANC takes no position on Proposition 1

Mayor Steve Adler has written to the executive committee of the Austin Neighborhoods Council to reassure those neighborhood representatives that he will do his part to protect neighborhoods “in conjunction with the proposed transportation bonds” and the rewrite of the…

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Pilot Knob ruling seems to have little effect on city development deal

In a late Friday ruling, a district judge sided with a local activist against the city of Austin, voiding a December vote taken by City Council members on the housing development Pilot Knob. Called Easton Park, the development plans to…

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

The leap of faith inherent in voting for the $720 million bond

Traversing parts of North Lamar Boulevard as a bicyclist or pedestrian – or, even as a driver – can be alarming. The speed limit is high, and substantial barriers exist neither between pedestrians and cars nor between cars going north…

Monday, October 10, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Campaigns, opinions, etc.

Locals vs. State Legislators… In case you missed it, The Texas Tribune has posted audio from most of its 2016 Texas Tribune Festival panels. Mayor Steve Adler managed to score a seat on one of the panels, “Rideshare’s Road Forward,” talking…

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Vote in the Republican primary? Here’s what’s for you in the mayor’s transportation bond

In East Austin, a case of poorly delivered mail has led to a political strategy revelation, of sorts. It involves Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond and one-half of a local political action committee that attempted to recall City…

Monday, October 3, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Reporter’s Notebook: Butterflies but not rainbows

Hersh the homeowner… Pay enough attention to local politics, and you’ll eventually notice a collection of commonly repeated phrases and cliches: “There are many tools in the toolbox,” “We can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” “That…

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Adler labors to clarify a complicated bond package

Mayor Steve Adler used two separate forums on Wednesday to address a set of “myths” that he said are circulating around his $720 million transportation bond proposal.“The myths as I hear them in the community are that the total cost…

Monday, September 19, 2016 by Chad Swiatecki

Saving Austin music with words, if not dollars

Of the many long looks, panel discussions and reports that have examined the fragile state of Austin’s music economy and culture over the past 18 months, few were as fortunately timed as last week’s guest lecture/panel event “The Crisis in…

Thursday, September 8, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

SXSW touts $325M economic impact for Austin

According to Mayor Steve Adler, South by Southwest is more than just a cash cow. In an evocative metaphor at yesterday’s annual reveal of the festival’s economic contribution to the city, he likened the festival instead to “a herd that…

Friday, August 19, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond limps out of the gate toward November

Mayor Steve Adler’s gambit to fast-track a $720 million transportation bond proposal onto the November ballot succeeded on Thursday despite some last-minute flak from several City Council members.The final drafts of both the ordinance ordering the election and the resolution…

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Could the mayor’s ‘Go Big’ bond go bigger?

Mayor Steve Adler has christened the $720 million transportation bond as the “Go Big Corridor Plan,” which prompts the question: Is this really that big? Seattle recently placed on a ballot a $54 billion transportation bond. Still, judging by other…

Monday, August 8, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Martinez jumps on the mobility bond bus

Former City Council Member Mike Martinez has plunged back into local politics in order to support former rival Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond proposal.Addressing a packed press conference at City Hall on Friday, Martinez said he was fulfilling…

Monday, August 8, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Mayor Steve Adler on a potential 2016 transportation bond

Austin Mayor Steve Adler joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about a potential November 2016 City of Austin transportation bond. Post is embedded below.

Friday, July 29, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Corridor plans pushing forward with bus pullouts

A prominent selling point in Mayor Steve Adler’s pitch for a $720 million mobility bond has drawn a lukewarm reception by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.On multiple occasions, Adler has hyped bus pullouts as a key feature of his so-called…

Monday, July 11, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Can’t lose

Clear eyes, full hearts and… a sled… Mayor Steve Adler is hip with youth culture and he’s not afraid to show it. Last week, Hizzoner unleashed a small tweetstorm that focused on local music culture and also featured GIFs borrowed from…

Monday, June 27, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Things happened

So, what’s up with Wednesday?… After last week’s epic City Council meeting that stretched until about 3 in the morning, there were very few people left bemoaning the looming July break. In fact, Thursday was scheduled to be the last…

Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Poll: 56 percent favor big bond election

Of the 1,200 Austinites polled about a proposed $720 million transportation bond election, 56 percent said they would vote in favor of such bonds if asked to do so in November. Thirty-six percent indicated that they would vote against such…

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

The mayor’s bond proposal is the “Smart Corridor Resolution.” So, what makes a street smart?

Cars, buses and trucks idle at the four-way intersection at Guadalupe Street and West Dean Keeton Street. A horde of prospective students takes to the crosswalk, the timer counting down. Traverse this intersection long enough and you might soon understand…

Back to Top