Tag Archives: Texas Open Meetings Act

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Questions arise over CodeNEXT votes

Attorney Bill Aleshire has alerted Mayor Steve Adler that a constituent saw a problem with the new method of counting City Council votes at Tuesday’s work session on CodeNEXT.That method required members to signal their support for an idea by…

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Judge finds city violated open meetings law again

Litigation about the Champion tract never really goes away. Originally filed in the early 1990s, the litigation simply morphs from one issue to another and one venue to another. It has cost the city of Austin an almost endless amount…

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Lake Austin group sues city over open meetings

A group of Lake Austin homeowners on Monday sued the city of Austin, claiming that the city’s notice concerning the zoning and waiver of environmental regulations on what is known as the Champion tract, was inadequate and therefore violated the…

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Bastrop’s lawyer claims Aleshire in contempt

David Bragg, the attorney for the city of Bastrop, has threatened to seek a contempt of court ruling against Austin attorney Bill Aleshire because of Aleshire’s representation of a Bastrop resident in a lawsuit accusing the city of violating the…

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Water conference raises open meetings questions

An attorney for the nonprofit League of Independent Voters of Texas warned the Texas Water Development Board on Sunday that the agency was in jeopardy of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act. However, by the end of the day Monday,…

Monday, October 3, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Judge considers Rodgers’ Pilot Knob claims

How much notice should the City Council agenda provide to citizens who want to know what Council is doing that may impact their taxes and water rates? That’s one of the questions Judge Stephen Yelenosky will have to answer when…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Suit: Pilot Knob vote violated state, federal law

Civic activist Brian Rodgers has amended the lawsuit he initially filed in February against the city of Austin, challenging the city’s entire scheme for financing water and wastewater improvements at the controversial Pilot Knob development in Southeast Travis County.Rodgers’ lawsuit,…

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Groups petition federal court to join city’s White Lodging lawsuit

An attorney representing the Workers Defense Project filed legal documents Saturday that ask a U.S. District Court judge to allow the workers center and the Save Our Springs Alliance to become party to ongoing legal action between the City of…

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