Operating as a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz made it possible for Car2Go, the mobile car-sharing company built on the back of its stodgy fleet of blue and white Smart cars, to introduce a pilot program in February of sleek sedans and SUVs into the Austin market.
The largely conservative 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday (Sept. 25) partially rolled back a ruling that had blocked anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4, a law meant to punish so-called sanctuary cities.
As he had anticipated earlier this year, Dr. Robert Van Boven has been “vindicated” of inappropriate or unprofessional behavior during the treatment of three patients at Lakeway Regional Medical Center in 2014 and 2015.
The second draft of the city’s land use code rewrite is finally here. On Friday morning, Mayor Steve Adler, interim City Manager Elaine Hart, and CodeNEXT staff gathered reporters at City Hall to announce the version’s release, and urged Austinites to stay – or get – engaged with the rewrite process.
City Hall’s ongoing CodeNEXT project – the rewrite of the land development code currently in Draft 2, and scheduled for a spring 2018 adoption – may not be solving all the city’s housing affordability problems, but it is providing plenty of work for planning consultants, especially if the work is extended beyond its nominal deadlines.