City Council Notebook

What's happening at council this week?

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

Item 3: Creates Retail Retention and Enhancement Program for Congress Avenue and East Sixth Street. Where'd that last part come from? Are they gonna give Midnight Cowboy Massage some bucks to relocate?

Item 23: Adopting the Mayor's Climate Protection Plan.

Item 24: Allows UT's Clean Energy Incubator to work with Austin Energy in developing clean energy technology. Sponsor Brewster McCracken's self-satisfaction is an inexhaustible resource.

Item 26: Supporting passage of legislation directing sporting-goods sales tax to fund parks and rec programs. Finally, our jockstrap dollars can go somewhere wholesome.

Item 38: 2pm briefing on on the disturbingly titled Families With Children Report.

Item 39: The Golden Bulldozer procession - zoning - starts.

Item 43: The Town Lake Hyatt, pending a supermajority vote, receives permissive PUD zoning for a mammoth revamp of the site, including condos. City shrugs.

Items 67-68: Rezoning of Concordia campus into high-density mixed use.

Item 69: Zoning on 400-foot condo tower behind Katz's, on Seventh & Rio Grande. Development never kloses!

5:30 Proclamations: Meteorologist Troy Kimmel gets city's Certificate of Appreciation. Jim Spencer goes on weeklong bender.

6pm (more likely midnight) Public Hearings and Possible Actions:

Item 71: VMU opt-in/opt-out.

Item 72: At long last, the Big Box Ordinance. Will anyone be awake?

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