Tag Archives: November 2016 elections

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Record turnout expected as early voting begins

The end is near. Early voting in Austin kicks off on Monday, heralding the imminent conclusion of 2016’s drawn-out election cycle, and Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says her team is bracing for record turnout. Last Tuesday, DeBeauvoir told the…

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

Seven residents vie for AISD seats

Today marks the first day of early voting, and the Austin Independent School District board of trustees has five seats up for grabs, with seven residents vying for spots. However, only two seats are being contested. Cindy Anderson and David…

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Sheri Gallo

Austin City Council Member Sheri Gallo joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her reelection campaign. Post is embedded below.

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…

Monday, October 17, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Delia Garza

City Council Member Delia Garza joins Austin Monitor Editor Liz Pagano to chat about Garza’s re-election campaign.

Friday, October 14, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Updated: Data shows traffic dropping along key corridors

Update: Data obtained from the Texas Department of Transportation after this story was published show a dramatic spike in traffic along the North Lamar, South Lamar and Burnet Road corridors – and indeed around much of Austin in general –…

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Campaign finance reports show who’s in the money

With only 28 days left until Election Day, Tuesday’s deadline for campaign finance reports arrived with little fanfare. City Council candidates were required to report all money they raised and spent between July 1 and the end of September, and…

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

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…

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Dark money law keeps PACs busy

Move Austin Forward, the political action committee supporting the city’s $720 million bond proposition on the Nov. 8 ballot, has raised about $680,000, according to Jim Wick, manager of the pro-bond campaign. He said the campaign has spent about half…

Monday, October 10, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Poll: Austin divided on mobility bond

According to an Austin Monitor poll, the fate of the mobility bond is anyone’s guess. The poll was sponsored by Perry Lorenz and conducted by Public Policy Polling. On Oct. 5 and 6, Public Policy Polling surveyed 585 Austin voters…

Monday, October 10, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Leslie Pool

Austin City Council Member Leslie Pool joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her bid for reelection.

Monday, October 3, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Alison Alter

City Council District 10 candidate Alison Alter joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about her campaign. Post is embedded below:

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…

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Greg Casar

Austin City Council Member Greg Casar joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about his reelection bid. The audio is embedded below.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Candidates come out swinging in District 6 forum

In a repeat match of their neck-and-neck 2014 race, City Council Member Don Zimmerman and challenger Jimmy Flannigan met Tuesday night beneath a giant screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline. There was no feature on the bill, but that…

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Chamber says land reform is top transportation priority

The Austin Chamber of Commerce has a new primary pill in its prescription for treating the city’s notorious traffic congestion, but it’s one that’s been known to cause many a case of political hives: density. The group will unveil that…

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Candidates square off in District 4 debate

Two of the three candidates vying for the District 4 City Council seat faced off Monday in a packed North Austin coffeehouse and answered questions from those they hope to represent. Incumbent Council Member Greg Casar has represented District 4…

Monday, September 19, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

ANC challenges Adler’s mobility bond

The Austin Neighborhoods Council has come out swinging against Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond package. Last Tuesday, the ANC’s executive committee unanimously passed a resolution outlining an extensive list of concerns about the proposal and concluding with two…

Friday, September 16, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

More than a yard sign: Straddling the aisle in District 10

District 10 is Austin’s wealthiest district – it boasts an annual median family income of $131,100. It’s also one of the city’s most sprawling districts, stretching from MoPac Boulevard to Lake Travis. The race for District 10 is the most…

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

More than a yard sign: Differing ideas about how District 7 should grow

You could classify Austin’s District 7 as the “middle district” – it falls smack dab between the city’s lowest- and highest-income districts, with an annual median family income around $74,000. Half (around 56 percent) of district residents rent their homes.…

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