Austin Sanders

Staff Writer

Austin was born and raised in and around Austin, and now’s he covering City Hall for the Chronicle, a staple of his news diet growing up. He was educated at Texas State University, and has previously written for the Statesman and CultureMap Austin, as well as online film publications.

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Council Recap: Land Code Revision Advances to Final Round
Council Recap: Land Code Revision Advances to Final Round
Late-night second-reading vote features familiar 7-4 split

News, Feb. 14, 2020

Activists, Council Push APD On Body Cam Video Policy
Activists, Council Push APD On Body Cam Video Policy
How and when footage is released at question

News, Feb. 13, 2020

City Council Shapes Land Use Overhaul on Second Reading
City Council Shapes Land Use Overhaul on Second Reading
Debate continues as Austin learns to code

News, Feb. 13, 2020

Council Prepares for Round 2 of the Land Use Rewrite
Council Prepares for Round 2 of the Land Use Rewrite
Calm before the code

News, Feb. 6, 2020

Racial Disparities Persist and Worsen in APD Traffic Stops
Racial Disparities Persist and Worsen in APD Traffic Stops
Going nowhere fast

News, Feb. 6, 2020

Study Shows Growing Racial Disparities in APD Traffic Stops and Arrests
Study Shows Growing Racial Disparities in APD Traffic Stops and Arrests
Black, Hispanic drivers overrepresented in police enforcement

News, Jan. 30, 2020

People Experiencing Homelessness Are More Visible Than Ever. That Doesn’t Mean They’re Being Counted.
People Experiencing Homelessness Are More Visible Than Ever. That Doesn’t Mean They’re Being Counted.
What it was like on the ground for this year’s Point in Time Count

News, Jan. 30, 2020

City Hall Moves a Little Bit Closer to Decriminalization
City Hall Moves a Little Bit Closer to Decriminalization
Pot, or not?

News, Jan. 30, 2020

Council Unanimously Votes to End Low-Level Pot Enforcement
Council Unanimously Votes to End Low-Level Pot Enforcement
Manley responds: "APD will still enforce marijuana laws"

News, Jan. 24, 2020

An End to Pot Prosecutions?
An End to Pot Prosecutions?
Council considers resolution to effectively decriminalize low-level possession

News, Jan. 23, 2020

Point in Time Count Looks to Give Overview of Homelessness in the U.S.
Point in Time Count Looks to Give Overview of Homelessness in the U.S.
Service providers, volunteers gear up for annual PIT Count

News, Jan. 23, 2020

Breaking Down the Costs of Austin's Big Transit Plans
Breaking Down the Costs of Austin's Big Transit Plans
Double your ridership, at a price

News, Jan. 16, 2020

City and Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a
City and Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a "Real City” Transit System
Following the slow march toward a vote on a multibillion-dollar investment in public transit

News, Jan. 16, 2020

Retaliation Reported Against Some Participating in APD Racism Investigation
Retaliation Reported Against Some Participating in APD Racism Investigation
Activists ask city to protect those speaking out against bigotry

News, Jan. 15, 2020

Making a Better Austin, One Volunteer at a Time
Making a Better Austin, One Volunteer at a Time
Opportunities to get civically involved this year

News, Jan. 9, 2020

Austin Police Open Internal Investigation Into South Congress Stabbing
Austin Police Open Internal Investigation Into South Congress Stabbing
Governor baselessly blames “lawlessness” via tweet

News, Jan. 9, 2020

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Converting Microtel for Permanent Supportive Housing for City's Homeless
Lawsuit Seeks to Block Converting Microtel for Permanent Supportive Housing for City's Homeless
One project stalls, another moves along

News, Jan. 3, 2020

2020 Council Races Already Taking Shape
2020 Council Races Already Taking Shape
Alter draws a challenger for D10 seat

News, Dec. 27, 2019

After 20 Years, Measles Return on Travis County
After 20 Years, Measles Return on Travis County
Austin Public Health official says resurgence of measles is “directly attributable to the anti-vaccine movement”

News, Dec. 27, 2019

Future Plans for AISD HQ Site Unveiled
Future Plans for AISD HQ Site Unveiled
The soon-to-be-former Austin ISD complex will be demolished to make way for a four-story office/retail space

News, Dec. 27, 2019

Is There an Equity Audit in AISD’s Future?
Is There an Equity Audit in AISD’s Future?
More analysis, debate likely before future school closures

News, Dec. 27, 2019

Supreme Court Decision Validates Local Strategies to Decriminalize Homelessness
Supreme Court Decision Validates Local Strategies to Decriminalize Homelessness
SCOTUS passes on camping bans

News, Dec. 19, 2019

City Sued Over Land Use Code Revision
City Sued Over Land Use Code Revision
Homeowners, neighbors want to protest rezoning

News, Dec. 19, 2019

Qmmunity: The Queer Stories That Made 2019
Qmmunity: The Queer Stories That Made 2019
Looking back, enjoying gelato, and the return of Middle School Dance Party

Columns, Dec. 19, 2019

City Hall Ready for Liftoff on New Land Use Rules
New Land Use Rules Ready for Liftoff
It's as easy as flood protection, affordability, parking, transition zones ...

News, Dec. 12, 2019

Council Dives Deep Into Racism at APD, Land Use
Council Dives Deep Into Racism at APD, Land Use
Busy week isn't over yet, with development code hearing Saturday

News, Dec. 6, 2019

Council to Consider Launching New Investigation Into APD Following Allegations of Racism
Council to Consider Launching New Investigation Into APD Following Allegations of Racism
Multiple reviews and a "sense of urgency"

News, Dec. 5, 2019

APD Racial Bias Controversy Now Includes Lawsuit
APD Racial Bias Controversy Now Includes Lawsuit
Suit alleges “a pattern and practice of discriminating against African Americans”

News, Nov. 27, 2019

City Council Gets a Breather Before LDC Frenzy
City Council Gets a Breather Before LDC Frenzy
The dais faces a marathon of meetings covering everything from the land use code to APD racism

News, Nov. 27, 2019

Grief, Anger, Activism Follow AISD’s Move to Close Schools
Grief, Anger, Activism Follow AISD’s Move to Close Schools
Lingering questions over unreleased equity report fuel frustration

News, Nov. 27, 2019

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