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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 may create task force that examines parkland uses

Austin City Council will meet March 5 with an unusually short agenda that includes the potential creation of a task force that examines parkland uses. more »

Mar 3, 2015 6:45 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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Proposed pro golf venue returns to Austin City Council on March 5

A proposed professional-quality golf course facility will be considered for the first time by the new 11-member Austin City Council during its March 5 meeting. more »

Mar 3, 2015 8:46 AM Central Austin

An ordinance is being developed that would change how adult oriented businesses are approved in downtown Austin.

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City Council considers changes to granting Downtown Austin adult-oriented business permits

Currently, adult oriented businesses are allowed in the Central Business District and Downtown Mixed Use zones unless it is located within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, parks and playgrounds, or licensed day-care facilities. more »

Feb 26, 2015 7:21 PM Central Austin

Austin Police Department asks for changes to towing services

Austin Police Department is seeking Austin City Council approval to change the way they tow cars in the city that could shorten wait times for tow trucks. more »

Feb 25, 2015 8:27 AM Central Austin 2 Comments

Council paves way for low-income housing units

City Council approved loans Feb. 12 that would be used to develop several proposed low-income housing units, of which four projects would be located in the Northwest Austin area. more »

Feb 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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UPDATED: City Council stalls many agenda items, sends to council committees

Various members of Austin City Council voiced desire to pull items from the Feb. 26 meeting agenda and send it to the appropriate council committee before taking a full council vote. more »

Feb 24, 2015 3:57 PM Central Austin

The proposed Overlook at Spicewood Springs would be located at 4920 Spicewood Springs Road east of Loop 360.

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Austin City Council gives first approval to Overlook at Spicewood Springs project

A highly debated office development on Spicewood Springs Road received first approval from Austin City Council on Feb. 12 with several conditions added by neighboring residents. more »

Feb 17, 2015 4:37 PM Northwest 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.

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Major changes to Austin City Council to be implemented by April

Austin City Council has approved multiple changes to how its meetings will operate, but the new methods will not be implemented until April. more »

Feb 17, 2015 2:18 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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UPDATE: Austin City Council approves council committees, other items at Feb. 12 meeting

The new 11-member Austin City Council has approved a new governing structure for leading the city, but one key component of that structure has yet been put into place. more »

Feb 10, 2015 2:03 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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UPDATE: Austin City Council committee appointments approved

After talking with each City Council member about his or her areas of interest, Mayor Steve Adler announced his Council Committee assignments Feb. 9. more »

Feb 9, 2015 2:16 PM Central Austin

Changes to Austin water drainage charge on horizon

Austin City Council will hold three public meetings this month to discuss changes it plans to make to the drainage charge utility customers see on their water bills each month. more »

Feb 9, 2015 11:07 AM Central Austin

Complaint filed against Austin City Council member for alleged state law violation

A former Travis County judge has filed a complaint against District 6 Councilman Don Zimmerman for how campaign funds were allocated. more »

Feb 6, 2015 5:03 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 seeks to ensure racial diversity in Austin Fire Department

Changes to the Austin Fire Department’s hiring and salary increase are under consideration by Austin City Council in order to ensure no racial discrimination is occurring in the department. more »

Feb 4, 2015 11:00 AM Central Austin 2 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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City Council members gain more control of their budget

Each Austin City Council member and the mayor can now spend the money allotted to them as they see fit, as long as they do not increase their own salary or spend more than the set budget. more »

Jan 30, 2015 3:26 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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Committee created to examine Austin affordability issues

The group is tasked with reviewing best practices from other cities to help create and maintain policies that promote affordability in Austin. The new committee is expected to tackle various topics such as education, child care, food, housing, transp more »

Jan 30, 2015 8:09 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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City Council approves new governing structure

Austin City Council approved a new governing structure during its Jan. 29 meeting. more »

Jan 29, 2015 4:30 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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New Austin City Council readies for first scheduled meeting

The new Austin City Council will have their first meeting Jan. 29 after weeks of working together, with city staff, and hearing public input on a new governing structure. more »

Jan 28, 2015 10:45 AM Central Austin

Former Councilman Chris Riley (center) helps lead a rally in October in support of TNCs.

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Ride-sharing companies now legal

Ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have operated legally in Austin under a temporary agreement since late November. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 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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Austin City Council

On Nov. 20, City Council approved a percentage-based homestead exemption of 0.01 percent, which ultimately could provide each homeowner at least $5,000 in tax breaks. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM Northwest Austin

New North Austin council members take seats

City of Austin leadership changed hands Jan. 6 as new City Council members were sworn in, giving North and Northwest Austin four representative voices on the dais in districts 4, 6, 7 and 10. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM , Northwest Austin 1 Comments