Tag Archives: Pio Renteria

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Renteria opposes contract award to contractor who used racial slur

City Council Member Pio Renteria says he will oppose the awarding of a city road maintenance contract to a firm whose president used a racial slur at a Travis County-sponsored meeting last month.According to a memorandum Capital Contracting Officer Rolando…

Monday, April 9, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Ornithology edition

Bird brains… After the Uber and Lyft fiasco of 2016 and the city’s crackdown against rogue bike-sharing companies in 2017, we have no idea why rent-a-scooter firm Bird figured it’d be a swell idea to try to elbow its way…

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Renteria concentrates on affordable housing

For District 3 City Council Member Pio Renteria, 2017 saw the culmination of projects large and small, many of which he has been working on for years. Most of those projects are related to helping low-income people who continue to…

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Renteria’s issues: affordability, protecting tenants

For District 3 City Council Member Pio Renteria, Council’s big accomplishments, and his own, revolve around housing affordability in 2016. That includes passage of a tenant relocation ordinance with provisions to protect mobile home park residents and funding of affordable…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Adler, Renteria in Mexico on trade, climate mission

Mayor Steve Adler and City Council Member Pio Renteria are on a two-pronged mission to Mexico this week – strengthening Austin’s economic ties with Mexico and championing efforts to combat climate change.In a prepared statement, Adler said, “Economic growth and…

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Council Member Renteria seeks amenities for mobile home parks

Mobile homes are often referred to as Austin’s most affordable housing. But mobile home parks don’t always offer amenities, such as green space, for residents. One City Council member is hoping to change that.When Council Member Pio Renteria visited some…

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Council looking at help for displaced tenants

City Council will consider an ordinance today affecting tenants who are forced to move out of properties slated for demolition or redevelopment. Under the proposed ordinance, an owner of a multifamily complex with five or more units would have to…

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ethics complaint against CM Renteria delayed

Did City Council Member Pio Renteria violate city code by participating in recent revisions to the Short Term Rental Ordinance? That question will be left for another day, after a Wednesday night ruling that the complaint filed by Thomas Clark…

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…

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Jack Craver

Ethics complaint filed against Council Member Renteria

The owner of a short-term rental business has filed an ethics complaint against City Council Member Pio Renteria, alleging that he violated city conflict-of-interest rules by pushing for an ordinance approved last month that will eventually phase out short-term rental…

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Renteria sizes up new Council’s first year

The inaugural year of Austin’s brand-new single-member district City Council is getting high marks from at least one man on the inside.“I would give it an A-minus,” Council Member Pio Renteria, who represents District 3, told the Austin Monitor recently…

Friday, November 13, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council moves to protect tenants from displacement

Following the recent controversy surrounding a Riverside Drive apartment complex demolition permit that displaced around 100 low-income families, City Council has taken a step toward establishing new rules to assist tenants in similar situations in the future.Council approved a resolution…

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council may revise Mueller Commission eligibility

Though residents of any Austin neighborhood can currently join the commission that guides City Council on the Mueller development, a proposed ordinance would limit membership to those who live in that community and 24 surrounding neighborhoods. Council members debated the…

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council staff proposal up in the air ahead of vote

Despite committee efforts and new cost projections, a conversation among City Council members Tuesday revealed that they still have some work to do on a proposal to increase staffing and resources for the mayor and Council offices ahead of a…

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Pio Renteria

D3 Council Member Pio Renteria joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to discuss his first weeks in office, eastside gentrification, and more. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane Cafe. Show is embedded below.

Monday, January 5, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Renteria is ready to work on issues in District 3

District 3 City Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria came out of a crowded field of about a dozen candidates and won a runoff over his sister, Susana Almanza, to represent the central-east district with a majority of Hispanic constituents.Following his…

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