Tag Archives: Mayor Steve Adler

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Austin loses Smart City bid to Columbus

It appears that United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has decided that Austin is not a Smart City.On Tuesday, Ohio’s two members of the U.S. Senate announced that their state capital, Columbus, won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart…

Monday, June 13, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

In poll, residents reveal Adler is best of Austin, transportation worst

A poll commissioned by the Austin Monitor with the help of sponsors shows that more people approve of Mayor Steve Adler’s job performance than that of City Council as a whole — with 51 percent of respondents endorsing Adler’s leadership,…

Friday, May 27, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Adler drops surprise $720M mobility bond proposal

Mayor Steve Adler has blasted into the middle of the ongoing conversation about a November mobility bond election by proposing an estimated $720 million package of projects along Austin’s most vital arterials.In a closed-door speech before the Greater Austin Chamber…

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Adler comes out against Prop 1

Mayor Steve Adler for the first time on Monday urged voters to reject Proposition 1, the ballot question that would rewrite existing regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.“Today, neither Prop 1 choice is best for Austin because…

Friday, March 25, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Nursery owner fears city will force closure

The website for the Dawson Neighborhood Group warns in bold letters, “Dawson Neighborhood Poised to Lose Another Beloved Business! Help the Great Outdoors!” The site urges readers to contact the offices of Mayor Steve Adler and City Council Member Pio…

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin asks TCEQ to change wastewater rules

On Tuesday, the city of Austin formally asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for help in correcting an uptick in permits that allow direct discharge of effluent into the region’s lakes, creeks and streams.In Texas, treated wastewater can be…

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Is Austin still tech-friendly?

“Austin has spent decades building a reputation as an innovative city, but our new City Council’s confusion about (the) issue is destroying our reputation and driving away investment capital,” according to Capital Factory Executive Director Joshua Baer.In the Medium post,…

Monday, March 14, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

At SXSW, Adler discusses public engagement

Mayor Steve Adler took advantage of South by Southwest on Saturday to spotlight opportunities to enhance public engagement through partnerships with tech sector entrepreneurs.The mayor was one of three speakers on a panel called “Crowdsourcing Policy: Constituents to Changemakers” and…

Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Austin named a TechHire community

As Mayor Steve Adler observed Wednesday, one way to fight Austin’s economic segregation is to help those with less economic advantage make more money. And job training in the tech sector is one obvious way that Austin can help make…

Monday, February 29, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Weekend update edition

Don’t miss the omnibus… On Friday, Mayor Steve Adler unveiled what he is calling “the Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution.” In short, the resolution directs the city manager to take a look at some options for aiding the…

Monday, February 22, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: STRs forever (and ever)

Airbnb talks SXSW… Once again, short-term rentals are coming back to City Council. With a phase-out of Type 2 short-term rentals still on the table, the industry’s biggest players are working to let Austinites know the value they bring to…

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

State of the City: Adler pushes “big things”

It’s been just over a year since Mayor Steve Adler took office, and on Tuesday night, he delivered his second “State of Our City” address to a packed Zach Theatre.The speech was different in tone than the one given last…

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

What the TNC discussion may say about Adler’s leadership

Given that it’s in a government building, the painting that hangs outside Mayor Steve Adler’s office is a bizarre choice. It’s a portrait of a cat – its head crowned in what looks like a steel headdress, with an ornate…

Monday, February 8, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Adler unveils new TNC proposal

Mayor Steve Adler on Sunday revealed that he has been working with a representative of Lyft, one of the transportation network companies that has been backing an initiative on the May 7 ballot to prevent the city from enforcing mandatory…

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

TNC petition is valid, and Adler has a new idea

Almost as quickly as City Clerk Jannette Goodall could say that the Ridesharing Works for Austin petition signatures were valid, Mayor Steve Adler announced that he had a new idea to add to the litany of concepts already proposed for how to…

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council member fears lawsuits over new ordinance

It’s no secret that on Tuesday, Austin’s city clerk is expected to tell City Council that she has validated at least 20,000 signatures on a petition to change an ordinance governing transportation network companies.And, it’s clear that her announcement will trigger…

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Little clarity in TNC debate

Where there was once a clear path for City Council to revise rules for transportation network companies, there is now a plethora of possibilities.Council voted last month to require fingerprinting background checks of TNC drivers, and it is set to lay…

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Ridesharing supporters quickly surpass signatures needed to push for ordinance change

Ridesharing Works for Austin has collected 65,103 signatures on a petition to change a city ordinance requiring that drivers be fingerprinted – which could force either a new City Council vote or a city-wide election.The political action committee opposes rules that…

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…

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Mayor Steve Adler says it was a very good year

One year into his term, Mayor Steve Adler says there are so many things to do that being the top elected leader of the city requires his attention 18 hours a day. He took one of those hours – on…

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