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Tag Archives: November 2018 elections

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Jo Clifton

City facing two suits over ballot wording

On Friday afternoon, attorney Bill Aleshire filed suit on behalf of a voter against the city of Austin over language City Council adopted to describe the proposition on the November ballot related to CodeNEXT or any other rewrite of the…

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 8 candidate Rich DePalma

This week, City Council candidate Rich DePalma sits down with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard to explain why he is seeking the District 8 seat. Hear his reasons for running and more below, where the entire show has been embedded.Austin…

Monday, August 13, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council faces legal action over wording of two ballot initiatives

Supporters of two ballot initiatives are threatening legal action against the city of Austin over ballot language that they claim City Council crafted to mislead voters.Just after midnight on Friday, Council approved language for 11 separate propositions that voters will…

Monday, August 6, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 1 candidate Reedy Spigner

This week, City Council candidate Reedy Spigner joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why he’s running for the District 1 seat, and to explain what issues he hopes to tackle if elected. It’s…

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Jack Craver

Battle over housing policy defines District 3 race

Growth, gentrification and CodeNEXT are at the center of the race for City Council District 3.Most of the district is made up of neighborhoods on both sides of the Colorado River that are east of Interstate 35. However, the district…

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Fourth candidate enters race for District 8

Frank Ward, 36, threw his hat in the ring for the District 8 City Council seat on Monday with the endorsement of the current occupant of that seat, Council Member Ellen Troxclair. Troxclair, the only Republican on the dais, recently…

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 1 candidate Vincent Harding

This week, former Travis County Democratic Chair Vincent Harding sits down with freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why he’s running for City Council and explain what issues he is hoping to tackle for District 1.…

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Mayor’s race outraises all others

Mayor Steve Adler and his chief opponent, former Council Member Laura Morrison, by far outraised the candidates in all the other races, as shown by the campaign finance reports filed on Monday.Of course, the mayor’s race is traditionally the most…

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair decides not to seek re-election

Council Member Ellen Troxclair, the lone conservative on City Council, announced Wednesday that she would not be seeking re-election to her District 8 seat. Troxclair was elected as part of the first group of Council members elected from districts, and…

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Jack Craver

Campaign for city audit says it has enough signatures for referendum

Organizers of a petition to require an audit of city government announced Wednesday that they had gathered enough signatures to put the question before voters this November.A statement released by Citizens for an Accountable Austin, the group that has led…

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts, music supporters eye bond money to assist existing creative spaces

Leaders in Austin’s arts community appear to be in favor of using $12 million in proposed bond money to help existing creative businesses in purchasing their current spaces before they can be priced out or forced to move because of…

Monday, July 9, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: History lessons

Fighting for your government seems to run in families… With Independence Day looming on the horizon, not much was happening at the July 3 Zoning and Platting Commission meeting. In the spirit of patriotism, and to make everyone’s journey to…

Monday, July 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council moves forward on largest bond in Austin history

City Council took a crucial first step late Thursday toward presenting voters with the largest bond package in the city’s history.Just before 11 p.m., Council endorsed a $925 million general obligation bond that will include major pots of money for…

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council gears up for bond debate

On Thursday, City Council members will try to put together a bond package that a majority on the dais agree to and that they believe a majority of Austin voters will support at the polls in November.Whatever package Council approves…

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Jack Craver

Citizen petition demands city audit

This article has been updated. A spokesperson for Council Member Ellen Troxclair said that the proposed audit ordinance is not on the agenda for the next City Council meeting because one of the initial co-sponsors of the proposal withdrew support.A…

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Council to hash out staff recommendations for proposed 2018 bond package

City Council is set to vote tomorrow on adopting the city manager’s recommendation for a 2018 bond package. Voters would decide on whether to approve the $816 million referendum this November.The proposal includes funding for transportation infrastructure, stormwater and open…

Monday, June 11, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 8 candidate Paige Ellis

In this week’s radio show, City Council candidate Paige Ellis joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why she wants to represent District 8, and where she differs from her opponents on city issues.…

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Mayoral candidate Travis Duncan

On this week’s radio show, mayoral candidate Travis Duncan joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why he’s running for office, what led him to the campaign trail, Ubuntu Contributionism and … other things.…

Monday, May 14, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Bond Election Advisory Task Force

This week Bond Election Advisory Task Force members Rachel Stone, Sumit DasGupta and Jeff Smith join Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about what was – and wasn’t – in their $851 million recommendation for…

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts, culture groups joining forces for bond request likely to exceed $100M

Representatives from the city’s three ethnic cultural centers will join forces with members of the Arts and Music commissions to ask City Council for a bond package request that could add up to more than $120 million.At Monday’s meeting, the…

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