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Tag Archives: November 2016 elections

Council votes to clarify the road ahead for Austin's $482M corridor plan

Austin voters now have a clearer road map for a slate of bond-funded projects intended to relieve congestion and improve city infrastructure on a massive scale. With little more than a guarantee from City Council, voters overwhelmingly approved a $720…

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Council revisits draft Corridor Construction Program during work session

Tuesday’s City Council work session featured a swap of information between city staff and Council members regarding the draft Corridor Construction Program. Council delayed a vote on the draft program at its March 22 meeting. That vote set the stage…

Council positioned to delay corridor program decision

City Council appears all but certain to postpone a scheduled vote on Thursday on the draft Corridor Construction Program, the highly ambitious blueprint for spending an unprecedented amount of bond money in a particularly condensed time frame. During Tuesday’s work…

City unveils proposed Corridor Construction Program

The long-awaited proposed Corridor Construction Program, the road map to Mayor Steve Adler’s Smart Corridor Plan that he’s now touting as potentially “genius,” is finally out of the stable. The city’s Corridor Program Office has been working to develop the…

Council members walk the walk on new bond-funded project

Mayor Steve Adler and two City Council colleagues celebrated the first sidewalk to be funded by 2016 Mobility Bond money by taking a walk on it Thursday morning. Joined by Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar,…

Worries about mobility bond timeline surface at City Hall

City Council on Tuesday balked at hearing a lengthy update from staff on the ongoing efforts to ramp up the massive but compressed mobility bond program voters approved last November. By the time Council made it to Assistant City Manager…

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Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Exploring the election

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series.  So much of this past election season was spent poring over maps: from electoral college projections to…

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Voter turnout

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series. Travis County, and much of Texas and the country, saw record voter turnout levels during the 2016…

Austin Monitor Radio: Election '16 Wrap

Austin Monitor editor Liz Pagano, politics editor Jo Clifton, and contributor Caleb Pritchard join publisher Mike Kanin to analyze the local results of the 2016 November elections. Audio embedded below.

Reporter's Notebook: Sore losers and sour grapes

Ghosting on reporters… It’s probably never fun to take reporter’s calls after losing an election, but usually candidates are good sports about it. However, former City Council District 7 candidate Natalie Gauldin managed to ignore more than five phone calls throughout…

Mobility bond rolls to big victory

Opting to go big, Austin voters on Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond package. The massive grab-bag of mobility infrastructure spending is the city’s largest-ever bond proposal to survive an election. Its victory…

Flannigan takes District 6, ousts Zimmerman

Don Zimmerman, one of the city’s most controversial City Council members, conceded to challenger Jimmy Flannigan yesterday after the early voting results were released in the early evening, with 12,542 votes (57.65 percent) for Flannigan and 9,213 (42.35 percent) for…

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