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The 2011–12 Austin City Council (from left): Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, and Councilmen Chris Riley and Mike Martinez.

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Austin City Council—Nov. 20

The council has a busy day scheduled, with 182 agenda items scheduled for its Nov. 20 meeting. more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:50 AM , Central Austin 1 Comments

Cedar Park offers $4.1M for property

Since September the city of Cedar Park has been working to purchase a 215-acre parcel of land from the city of Austin, but no deal has been made. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Groups plan debates for Austin City Council runoff races

Several neighborhood groups and organizations have planned candidate debates in North and Northwest Austin for the Austin City Council runoff election Dec. 16. more »

Nov 17, 2014 10:06 AM Northwest Austin

City Council okays mixed-use rezoning for RR 620 tract

Austin City Council approved rezoning a 25-acre tract on RR 620 at Buckner Road Oct. 23 to allow its owner to develop the parcel as a residential neighborhood and retail center. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

On Nov. 20, Austin City Council will consider implementing a coyote conflict management plan that allows for the lethal removal of the animals under limited circumstances.

Photo courtesy Melody Lytle

Austin City Council to consider coyote conflict management policy approval

Although western Travis County homeowners have long heard the howls of nearby coyotes, residents may soon have a plan of action should they encounter the wild animals on their property. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 3 Comments

Tovo wins City Council District 9 after Riley withdraws

Councilwoman Kathie Tovo will represent District 9 in the new 10-member Austin City Council next year following news that Councilman Chris Riley has withdrawn from a Dec. 16 runoff election. more »

Nov 7, 2014 5:35 PM Central Austin

Austin City Council's chambers received an overhaul in the last few months to make changes for the 10-1 council.

Jennifer Curington

Austin City Council—Nov. 6

Austin City Council met in City Hall chambers for the first time since construction completed to make room for the new 10-member council, which takes office in January. more »

Nov 6, 2014 11:21 AM Central Austin

Kitchen avoids runoff and wins Austin City Council District 5 race

Ann Kitchen has avoided a runoff and is expected to win the race for Austin City Council District 5. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:41 PM Vote Central Texas

Austin City Council set for runoff in District 10

According to unofficial results, District 10 candidates Mandy Dealey, with 30.65 percent, or 8,539 votes, and Sheri Gallo, with 22.93 percent, or 6,386 votes, will face each other in a runoff election. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:38 PM Vote Central Texas

Casar, Pressley head into runoff election for Austin City Council District 4 seat

District 4 candidates Gregorio “Greg” Casar and Laura Pressley garnered the most votes for the Austin City Council seat, and the two will face off in the Dec. 16 runoff election. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:34 PM Vote Central Texas

Houston, Lofton top Austin City Council District 1 race, prepare for runoff election

With about 91 percent of Election Day votes counted, the City Council District 1 race appears likely to head into a runoff election in December. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:30 PM Vote Central Texas

Austin City Council District 8 set for runoff

According to unofficial results, District 8 candidates Ellen Troxclair, with 26.38 percent, or 5,676 votes, and Ed Scruggs, with 25.54 percent, or 5,496 votes, are headed to a runoff election. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:29 PM Vote Central Texas

Garza wins Austin City Council District 2 race

Delia Garza has won the new District 2 Austin City Council seat, according to Travis County voting results with 18 of 18 precincts reporting. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:21 PM Vote Central Texas

Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced that he voted Steve Adler for the next mayor of Austin Oct. 27.

Jennifer Curington

Steve Adler and Mike Martinez to battle in mayoral run off

A run off election between Councilman Mike Martinez and newcomer Steve Adler is certain now that final voting totals are in. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:15 PM Vote Central Texas

The 2013–14 Austin City Council: Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, Councilman Chris Riley and Councilman Mike Martinez

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Austin City Council returns Nov. 6 to City Hall

Austin City Council will meet Nov. 6 at Austin City Hall for the first time since construction began on the council dais. more »

Nov 4, 2014 10:29 AM Central Austin

Austin City Council candidate drops out of District 4 race to support opponent

Marco Mancillas announced Oct. 28 he has dropped out of the Austin City Council District 4 race and is supporting his former opponent, Laura Pressley. more »

Oct 29, 2014 4:54 PM Northwest Austin 3 Comments

The 2011–12 Austin City Council (from left): Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, and Councilmen Chris Riley and Mike Martinez.

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Austin City Council—Oct. 23

Highlights from the Oct. 23 meeting of Austin City Council at 700 Lavaca St. more »

Oct 23, 2014 10:41 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

From the Editor—Central Austin, October 2014

After all the anticipation, Election Day is nearly here. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Residents seek details on city of Austin’s Williamson Creek buyouts

Some Williamson Creek–area residents west of I-35 may be affected by City Council’s Sept. 9 approval of spending $78 million on home buyouts in flood-prone areas such as near Onion Creek, according to city documents. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

City Council not in support of elevated I-35 plan

City Council passed a resolution Sept. 25 voicing its disapproval of moving forward with an elevated I-35 option. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin