Thursday, June 21, 2007
Item 8: $75,000 more for computer forensics work regarding the city auditor
's "provision of information
regarding the city's fiscal year 2006 financial statements." Eek! Convention Center party, anyone?
Item 12: $140,000 more in attorney fees for the city's – never ending – eminent domain fight with Harry Whittington
Item 13: Approving Arturo “Art” Acevedo
as the Austin Police Department chief
Item 15: $275,000 loan to Salvage Vanguard Theater
to rehab an existing lean-to on Manor Road into a theatre.
Item 19: Coughing up $67,000 for Envision Central Texas
participation. Shouldn't they be paying us?
Items 20-26: Annex-o-rama (some six parcels all over the flippin' place).
Item 27: The much-discussed parkland dedication revision
, requiring all new developments pay in – not just subdivisions – and creating standard payments (at $650 per residential unit).
Items 33-48: Buying 15 homes and pieces of land as part of a $6.3 million, Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded program to purchase and demolish up to 118 homes in the Onion Creek floodplain. Glug, glug, glug.
Item 51: Opening up 7 acres in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
(out of the Reicher Ranch's 820 acres) for bid.
Item 65: A clusterfuck of dueling right-of-way easements and waivers pertaining to Perry Lorenz's Spring condos
, coming to Third and Bowie, and his new property at 301 N. Lamar, purchased at council last week. Totally lost here
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