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Council-Staff Tension Spills Over in Budget Talks

Spelman and Martinez drill staffers over cost projections and turnover

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2013

Gómez Pushes Road Plan Near Racetrack

Commissioner says she's concerned about access and safety issues in her precinct

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2013

Marriott Incentives Deal Dies on Dais

Council takes no action on proposed revisions to prevailing wage ordinance

News Feature, Aug. 15, 2013

The Fire Last Time: AFA and City at Impasse

I/O Solutions becomes entangled in latest dispute about AFD's hiring process

News Feature, Aug. 8, 2013

City Redistricting Commission Wants Its Own Lawyer

ICRC gets down to brass tacks before drawing new City Council boundaries

News Feature, Jul. 25, 2013

Red Light Firm Red in the Face

Redflex claims no wrongdoing in Austin

News Feature, Jul. 18, 2013

Event Horizon

As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?

News Feature, Jul. 11, 2013

White Lodging: Wage Dispute Prevails ... 'Til August

Absent Bill Spelman, Council punts the issue

News Feature, Jul. 3, 2013

City Cuts Fee Waivers to Marriott Builder; Labor Groups File Workplace Complaints

Labor rights groups stop playing nice

News Feature, Jun. 20, 2013

EUC Trio to Council: Take This Volunteer Job and Shove It

Three commissioners quit, citing Council and city management's lack of support and cooperation

News Feature, Jun. 20, 2013

LCRA Treads Water in Dry Times

The LCRA emerged from the 83rd relatively unscathed, but still no one is particularly happy

News Feature, Jun. 13, 2013

Did Ott Hide Ethics Study From Council?

Many employees don't believe city has a strong ethical culture, 2010 survey shows

News Feature, May. 16, 2013

Labor Group Seeks to Depose White Lodging

Downtown Marriott developer accused of breaking incentive agreement

News Feature, May. 9, 2013

Two, Three ... Many Festivals = How Many Cops?

As special events grow, so does the need for police

News Feature, Apr. 18, 2013

City's Urban Ag Effort Struggles to Take Root

Bureaucracy may be reason for program's stunted growth

News Feature, Apr. 11, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green

The city's Office of Sustainability is still trying to find a sustainable mission

News Feature, Apr. 4, 2013

Zone Defense

City clears the way for Gables Residential and Hotel ZaZa

News Feature, Mar. 21, 2013

Austin Energy Wins Round One

Austin Energy fends off rate case with only minor loss

News Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

The Deal Gets Done

City Council settles AE rate case in principle, details to come

News Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

The Players

The utility, the appellants, and the intervenors

News Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

Settlement Pending in AE Rate Case

Details Few -- City Council posted for Friday consideration

News Daily, Feb. 26, 2013 5:30 PM

Spring Train-ing

Rob Spillar and transit advocates work toward a 2014 rail vote

News Feature, Feb. 21, 2013

Council: Raise Your Hand If You're Running for Mayor

It's impossible to ignore Council members' political aspirations

News Feature, Feb. 7, 2013

The Road to 10-1

The City Council districting destination is settled. Is anybody driving the bus?

News Feature, Jan. 31, 2013

The Long and Winding Road to 10-1

The steps to a December adoption of a district plan

News Feature, Jan. 31, 2013

Council Split on How – and When – to Fund Housing

City scrambles to finance what voters rejected

News Feature, Jan. 31, 2013

LCRA Wins One

A judge has ruled that LCRA didn't breach its contract with wholesale rates

News Feature, Jan. 31, 2013

Guns & Ammo ... and Austin Politics

The state of gun control in Travis County

News Feature, Jan. 17, 2013

Three Progressives Eye Biscoe's Seat

Former Sen. Barrientos, Commissioner Eckhardt, Dem Party Chair Andy Brown are top contenders

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

WTP4: What's $15 Million Among Friends?

One expects Council will be more vigilant the next time around

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Still Looking for a Home

Austin searches once again for a comprehensive solution for homelessness

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

Downtown Stopgap: The Public Order Solution

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

Victories for Living Wages

Development incentives policies seem to be swinging in workers' favor

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

What Now for Central Health?

Medical school planning begins, and associated care programs move to implementation

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2012

Wins for Med School and Health Care

Travis County voters approve tax hike to fund UT med school

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2012

Health Care Elephants Battle Over Med School Prop. 1

St. David's formally opposes the proposition to build a med school in Austin

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2012

Open and Shut

Council members hope they've closed the door on their Open Meetings legal troubles. Trouble is, that won't be the end.

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Escamilla's Deal: Changing the Subject?

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Open Meetings: Case Closed?

A deal is near for seven current and former City Council members

News Daily, Oct. 18, 2012 10:43 AM

WTP4: Running on Overruns?

Austin Water wants more money for WTP4

News Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

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