Amy Smith

Amy Smith has been writing about Austin policy and politics for over 20 years. She joined The Austin Chronicle in 1996.

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Well-Behaved? Let's Assume Not.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story
Barbara Leaming's new biography makes the case that Jackie O suffered from PTSD

Arts, Nov. 26, 2014

Then There's This: Trying to Undo a "Witch Hunt"
Council tries to untangle a controversial ethics complaint

News, Oct. 16, 2014

Section 8 Reopens
Section 8 Reopens
Hurry up ... and wait!

News, Oct. 2, 2014

How to Build Neighborhoods
How to Build Neighborhoods
District 9 candidates differ most sharply on best principles of land use

News, Sept. 4, 2014

The McGann Alternative
The McGann Alternative

News, Sept. 4, 2014

Then There's This: Final Column
Then There's This: Final Column
Do not stand at my grave and weep – I'm just heading off into the unknown

News, Aug. 21, 2014

Then There's This: The Awesome Power of Women
Then There's This: The Awesome Power of Women
Political group aims to increase voter turnout and so much more

News, Aug. 14, 2014

Then There's This: Preferential Treatment
Then There's This: Preferential Treatment
Schwab wins incentives from county – when do we say 'time out'?

News, Aug. 7, 2014

Council: Come as You Are
Council gets back to business with 178 items on the agenda

News, Aug. 7, 2014

Another Hotel Checks In on Congress Avenue
Another Hotel Checks In on Congress Avenue
The Hideout has seen the future and it's a 32-story hotel

News, July 31, 2014

Then There's This: A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT
Then There's This: A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT
A vote of no confidence and an ethics complaint hit the land rewrite process

News, July 31, 2014

Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children
Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children
Young Refugees are seeking protection, but some communities are afraid

News, July 24, 2014

Child Refugees in Need
Child Refugees in Need
Austin churches and nonprofits extend a helping hand

News, July 23, 2014

Birchum Tapped to Join Photo Agency
Birchum Tapped to Join Photo Agency
Novus Select adds the Chronicle's Jana Birchum to its roster

News, July 17, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Now We Begin
District 2
New Voices Carry

News, July 17, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Now We Begin
District 9
Central City Three-Way

News, July 17, 2014

Then There's This: Whither Vested Rights?
Then There's This: Whither Vested Rights?
Rejection of first case under new regs portends cloudy future

News, July 17, 2014

A Development Project With a Silver Lining
A Development Project With a Silver Lining
The Rebekah Baines Johnson Center is about to be part of an ambitious master planned community for Austin seniors.

News, July 10, 2014

Then There's This: Reimagining the South Waterfront
Then There's This: Reimagining the South Waterfront
Creating a planning district, city aims to avoid jigsaw of buildings

News, July 10, 2014

Morrison to Mayor: 'It's Not Personal, It's Policy'
Morrison to Mayor: 'It's Not Personal, It's Policy'
Leffingwell refuses to give up Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Planning Org. seat

News, July 3, 2014

‘It’s Not Personal, It’s Policy’
‘It’s Not Personal, It’s Policy’
Effort to remove mayor from committee goes nowhere, for now

News, July 2, 2014

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative

News, June 26, 2014

Then There's This: Density in the Floodplain
Then There's This: Density in the Floodplain
Ignoring staff warnings, Council approves variance for office tower

News, June 26, 2014

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative

News, June 24, 2014

Hillary Hits Austin
Hillary Hits Austin
With all the trappings of a presidential campaign

News, June 21, 2014

Kitchen's Menu for a Better Austin
Kitchen's Menu for a Better Austin
Former state rep kicks off District 5 campaign

News, June 20, 2014

Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs
Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs
'Granny flats' measure breaks from the CodeNext Pack

News, June 19, 2014

'A Mayor Who Listens'
'A Mayor Who Listens'
Sheryl Cole talks about her skills, her record, and what she learned on her 'house party tour'

News, June 19, 2014

City to Mount Case for Appraisal Protest in 2015
City to Mount Case for Appraisal Protest in 2015
A unanimous Council vote preps a challenge next year

News, June 19, 2014

A Tollway’s Toll on Trees
A Tollway’s Toll on Trees
A fight to save the Gateway Twin Oaks

News, June 17, 2014

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