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C.J. Sackman has proposed a multifamily development at 8528 Burnet Road.

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Burnet Road multifamily development continues to face delays

A developer hoping to bring 225 rental units to a high demand area along Burnet Road continues to face delays. more »

Apr 16, 2015 4:27 PM Central Austin

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL ROUNDUP: April 16, 2015

Austin City Council met April 16 slightly after 10 a.m. with a 32-item agenda, which includes eight consent agenda items. more »

Apr 16, 2015 11:27 AM Central Austin

District 4 Council member Greg Casar hosts transportation town hall meeting, April 13.

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Casar, residents discuss acquiring North Lamar Blvd. from TxDOT

District 4 Council member Greg Casar says he knows one meeting cannot solve the city’s transportation woes. more »

Apr 14, 2015 11:18 AM Northwest Austin 3 Comments

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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More oversight on the horizon for adult-oriented businesses

More oversight could soon be placed on adult oriented businesses hoping to operate in downtown Austin. more »

Apr 14, 2015 10:59 AM Central Austin

Decker Lake Golf LLC has proposed a golf course at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.

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Consideration of East Austin golf course continues

A 75-acre golf course development proposed for Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin continues to face a mix of criticism and support. more »

Apr 14, 2015 9:17 AM Central Austin

Austin councilwoman hosts affordability meeting to discuss housing for low-wage workers

Although many of its residents earn well above the federal minimum wage, District 10 is not immune to Austin’s affordable housing shortage. more »

Apr 6, 2015 8:30 AM Northwest Austin 2 Comments

A plate of brisket comes with two sides or a side and dessert.

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Stakeholders will gather to find solutions for barbecue smoke complaints

Stakeholders, including restaurant business owners and neighbors affected by smoke from barbecue restaurants, will begin to meet and possibly create a city ordinance to manage smoke emissions. more »

Apr 2, 2015 4:33 PM Central Austin 1 Comments

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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COUNCIL ROUNDUP: April 2, 2015

Austin City Council met April 2, 2015 with 38 agenda items, 25 of which were on the consent agenda. more »

Apr 2, 2015 1:12 PM Central Austin

Austin Mayor Steve Adler spoke April 1 during a Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Jennifer Curington

Mayor outlines first three months in office during Austin chamber luncheon

Austin Mayor Steve Adler spoke to Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce members April 1. more »

Apr 1, 2015 1:55 PM Central Austin

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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Austin City Council tries making good on promised changes

Promises of change that council members made on the campaign trail are still trying to be fulfilled with items up for consideration during the April 2 meeting. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:46 PM Central Austin

Recycled Reads offers hardcover, paperback and children's books for discounted prices.

Jennifer Curington

Recycled Reads lease renewed despite opposition

The Recycled Reads lease was renewed for another seven years despite consideration from some Austin City Council members to end or change the program. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:50 AM Central Austin

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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COUNCIL ROUNDUP: March 26, 2015

Highlights from Austin City Council's March 26, 2015 meeting. more »

Mar 26, 2015 3:05 PM Central Austin

Mayor Steve Adler and the rest of Austin City Council have approved many changes to how the city government will operate, but those changes will not be implemented until April.

Jennifer Curington

Mayor Adler attempts to unclog permit backlog

The amount of city permits currently backlogged may be reduced in the near future. more »

Mar 25, 2015 5:31 PM Central Austin

North Austin green space becomes a priority for council

Newly elected Austin City Council members in districts 4 and 7 are planning to improve upon the limited number of parks and accessible green spaces in North Austin. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Austin City Council committees meet for first time

Many of Austin City Council’s committees will meet for the first time in April after establishing the committee structure in February. The committees will discuss and debate issues before they go to the full council. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Zilker Park is home to several special events throughout the year.

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Task force created to examine parkland uses

The creation of the city’s Parkland Events Task Force was approved during the March 5 Austin City Council meeting. more »

Mar 25, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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Proposed toll reduction for truckers to be considered at March 26 Austin City Council meeting

With almost three months of experience on the dais under Austin City Council members’ belts, how the city could be affected by bills at the legislative level is becoming a concern for council. more »

Mar 24, 2015 1:15 PM Central Austin

The Rebekah Baines Johnson Center currently houses 250 seniors but will soon expand.

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Major redevelopment near Lady Bird Lake advances

The redevelopment of a senior living facility in East Austin will move forward after receiving rezoning approval. more »

Mar 24, 2015 10:44 AM Central Austin

UPDATE: Temporary concrete pouring restrictions extended by Austin City Council

A temporary ordinance passed late last year in an attempt to curb overnight concrete pouring at downtown Austin construction sites could be extended March 26 by Austin City Council. more »

Mar 20, 2015 8:28 AM Central Austin

A plate of brisket comes with two sides or a side and dessert.

Photo by Jennifer Curington

Barbecue joints could face new city of Austin restrictions

A new city ordinance may be created to restrict barbecue restaurants' cooking methods for those close to residential areas. more »

Mar 19, 2015 3:51 PM Central Austin 1 Comments