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Elizabeth Pagano

40 articles

City Districting: Map Concludes ... Talk Resumes

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Redistricting: Making (Almost) Everyone Happy

The ICRC settles on new City Council maps

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Redistricting: Devils and Details

The ICRC attempts to increase minority representation

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2013

Redistricting: Everybody's Gotta Map!

More groups crowd the redistricting playing field

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2013

The More (Maps) the Merrier!

A brief introduction to the ICRC's proposed City Council district map – and a few alternatives

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

The Secret's Out

City bans Eastside tubes & swimmers

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

Council Districts: Best-Laid Plan Gets Bumpy

Map-drawing plans leave many dismayed

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2013

East Side Tubes Deflated In Court

Dan Walker facing business closure

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2013

Development Plan Goes Nowhere Fast

Hancock Golf Course plan stokes outrage

News Feature, Aug. 29, 2013

City Deflates Tube Business After Blowup

Code Compliance shuts down Eastside Tubes' walkway

News Feature, Aug. 22, 2013

Taco PUD Overcomes NA 'Karaoke'

Against opposition from several neighborhoods, Council gives condo tower first nod of approval

News Feature, Aug. 15, 2013

Floating Tubes Hit NIMBY Rapids

City looks for ways to regulate Colorado River

News Feature, Aug. 8, 2013

Redistricting Commission Moves On ... With All Deliberate Speed

First order of business for the ICRC is the organization, not maps

News Feature, Aug. 1, 2013

City Promises to Obey Law ... Eventually

JJ Seabrook neighborhood fights back against 'ongoing construction site'

News Feature, Jul. 18, 2013

Oak Creek Village Strikes a New Deal

Developers, tenants, and city pleased with agreement

News Feature, Jul. 3, 2013

Density Bonus Program 'Interim' No More

Council takes wait-and-see approach

News Feature, Jul. 3, 2013

Exiled From Main Street

Can Austin's stock of affordable housing keep pace with high-speed growth?

News Feature, Jun. 27, 2013

The Latest in Density Bonuses: New Teeth

News Feature, Jun. 27, 2013

Taco Tower Project on Council's Plate

The Taco PUD wins divided blessing of Planning Commission

News Feature, Jun. 20, 2013

Keeping the Lights on at Casa de Luz

The iconic Austin eating-and-meeting place dearly wants to continue pursuing its macrobiotic mission – but can't quite seem to comply with public safety codes

News Feature, Jun. 13, 2013

City of Austin vs. Casa de Luz

News Feature, Jun. 13, 2013

Open City Parks for Business Parking?

A proposal to save one restaurant's parking woes is not drawing many supporters

News Feature, May. 23, 2013

PUD Proposal Wins Few Friends

Developers of proposed condo seek a zoning change to allow a height of 96 feet at Riverside and Lamar project

News Feature, Apr. 11, 2013

A Stealth Dorm's Stealthy Victory

Construction finally begins at 1917 David St.

News Feature, Apr. 11, 2013

Wrangling Over Housing Tax Credits

Travis County Commissioners to revisit a housing finance scheme

News Feature, Mar. 28, 2013

Waterfront Condo Project Hits First Bump

Waterfront advisory panel says it needs more information

News Feature, Mar. 21, 2013

The Taco PUD

Zilker neighbors have beef with condo tower

News Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

Night Bikes: First Step to 24-Hour Trails?

Council approves overnight bike use of city trails

News Feature, Feb. 28, 2013

The Pain of Change at the Springs

Debate centers on a paved parking lot and pathway to the pool's south side

News Feature, Feb. 14, 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

Hotel Project Sparks Downtown Skirmish

A proposed hotel complex at Eighth and Congress has had a particularly dramatic saga en route to Council

News Feature, Jan. 17, 2013

10-1, Step One: Finding Commissioners

The public comment period on the new districting process was extended a week for more input

News Feature, Jan. 17, 2013

10-1: If It Ain't Baroque, Let's Fix It

Strict requirements may yield a small, homogenous pile of applicants

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

A 10-1 Sense of Humor? You'll Need It.

Already, the schedule for unveiling geographic districts in Austin has been denounced as impractical

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Enviro Goodman Loses Seat on Aquifer Board

Redrawn boundaries turn veteran board member's precinct from blue to red

News Feature, Nov. 22, 2012

'Landmark' Lawsuit Rises Again: 'Broken Promise'

The city changed its rules after the last suit, but the plaintiffs argue nothing changed

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2012

Local State Board of Ed Hopefuls Lose Again

Will SBOE's ideological wars continue for another four years?

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2012

When Is a 'Game Room' a Bedroom?

The fight over superduplexes continues at 1917 David Street

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2012

Montopolis Battle Lines

Neighborhood dispute lingers after council approves housing project

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

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