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Dawn of the Code
“CodeNEXT is CodeNOW.” With that intro, Mayor Steve Adler announced the release of the draft maps designed to accompany Austin’s new Land Use Code, the formal initiation of a yearlong official and public revision process. It’s time, the mayor said, to “roll up our sleeves and get to work.”

10:15AM Tue. Apr. 18, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Housing Blueprint Strategery
The City of Austin now has a proposed incentives agreement with Merck & Co., a Strategic Housing Blueprint, and an Austin Oaks PUD. Those three high-profile items crossed the finish line at last Thursday’s City Council meeting (April 13) along with a handful of miscellaneous items.

8:00AM Mon. Apr. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Decisions Await for the Fate of Oakwood Chapel
Austin’s segregated past pervades within the city’s Oakwood Cemetery. Built in 1839, the cemetery spans 40 acres between East 14th Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard, and was initially cut into three sections: one for non-natives who died here, another for white people, and a third for people of color, known as the colored grounds.

2:15PM Thu. Apr. 13, Montinique Monroe Read More | Comment »

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist
When it comes to voter suppression, there's a big difference between deliberate and accidental. That's why it's highly damaging to the state of Texas that yesterday a federal court ruled, once again, that the state's voter ID law deliberately discriminates against minorities.

12:00PM Tue. Apr. 11, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Managing Secrets
Like nature, City Hall abhors a vacuum. Among many administrative vacancies bubbling Downtown is the prominent absence of a permanent city manager to follow Marc Ott, who last August stepped down to take another job.

9:00AM Mon. Apr. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Sounds Like a Plan … or Three
City Council adjourned at the fairly miraculous hour of 5:52pm last Thursday (April 6), and while most of the credit goes to a relatively brief and uncontentious agenda, Mayor Steve Adler and his colleagues did plow through the 49 Items at a fairly brisk pace.

8:00AM Mon. Apr. 10, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Saldaña Quits AISD Board
”After much consideration, it is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I formally announce my resignation as the board trustee for District 6.”

1:45PM Fri. Apr. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Anti-Choice Lawmakers Divert Millions From TCEQ To Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Conservative lawmakers succeeded in funneling millions of dollars from the state’s environmental agency into the anti-choice Alternatives to Abortion program (A2A), which oversees taxpayer-funded, anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), during a marathon House budget debate.

8:35PM Thu. Apr. 6, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report
On Monday, after five months of review, the city’s relatively new Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities released its anticipated report concerning how to help dismantle the glaring problem in ostensibly progressive Austin.

1:00PM Tue. Apr. 4, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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