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May 7, 2016 Local Election

Changes Coming to Ground Transportation Industry
Changes Coming to Ground Transportation Industry
Keep, keep, keeping up with the times

Dec. 7, 2017

Uber, Lyft Return to Austin Monday
Uber, Lyft Return to Austin Monday
Gov. Abbott expected to sign rideshare bill

May 25, 2017

Public Notice: EV / AV Club, Continued
Public Notice: EV / AV Club, Continued
More mobility musings, SXSW Week Two & beyond

March 15, 2017

Lege for Sale?
Lege for Sale?
Uber and Lyft splurge on lobby to deregulate themselves

March 14, 2017

72 Hours (or So) of Ridesharing
72 Hours (or So) of Ridesharing
With Uber and Lyft still boycotting Austin, we take the competition for a drive

June 23, 2016

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: Clowns to the Left of Us, Jokers to the Right
The overwhelming hubris and audacity of Uber continues

June 9, 2016

Solving the Right Problems
Solving the Right Problems
RideAustin looks to fill the transportation gap

May 26, 2016

May 2016 Election
The Hightower Report: How Uber Goobered and Lyft Slipped Down
Spoiled-bratism is grotesque when it comes from corporate elites

May 26, 2016

Parliamentary Maneuvers
Parliamentary Maneuvers
Council plows through agenda beneath a persistent TNC cloud

May 23, 2016

Council: It's All on Camera
Council: It's All on Camera
City Council gets ready to dive back into the breach

May 19, 2016

May 2016 Election
Page Two: Vote No on Prop 1
You mean the election already happened?

May 12, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements
The Chronicle’s endorsements for the May 24 run-offs

May 12, 2016

May 2016 Election
May 24 Primary Run-Off Elections
Early Voting May 16-20

May 12, 2016

May 2016 Election
Point Austin: Victory Lap
A few afterthoughts on the defeat of Proposition 1

May 12, 2016

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: Mobility and the Devil
Only Uber and Lyft can bring back Uber and Lyft

May 12, 2016

All That $10 Million Can't Buy
All That $10 Million Can't Buy
Anti-Prop 1 faction celebrates referendum's resounding defeat

May 7, 2016

Prop 1 Election Results
Prop 1 Election Results
Uber and Lyft vs. Austin, the numbers through the night

May 7, 2016

May 2016 Election
Page Two: Pablo Picasso Was Never Called an A......
On money, politics, voting, and Daniel Johnston

May 5, 2016

May 2016 Election
Point Austin: How Much Money Is Too Much?
As Uber and Lyft's millions flood, Austin voters may have had enough of Prop 1

May 5, 2016

Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears
Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears
Uber and Lyft spending $8 million-plus to sell Proposition 1

April 30, 2016

May 2016 Election
Page Two: The Problem With Prop. 1
When someone is lying to you about something, it is usually best not to endorse and empower them

April 28, 2016

Public Notice: Learning to Share?
Public Notice: Learning to Share?
A full week of Proposition 1

April 28, 2016

<i>Chronicle</i> Endorsements
Chronicle Endorsements
Vote no on Prop. 1

April 21, 2016

May 2016 Election
Early Voting April 25-May 3; Election Day: Saturday, May 7.
Early Voting April 25-May 3; Election Day: Saturday, May 7.

April 21, 2016

May 2016 Election
Point Austin: A Modest Proposition
$2 million buys a whole lot of misinformation

April 21, 2016

Prop. 1: False Advertising Claims Escalate
Prop. 1: False Advertising Claims Escalate
City officials deny claims on background checks

April 21, 2016

Where the Money Goes
Where the Money Goes
Uber & Lyft spending freely on Prop. 1 campaign

April 15, 2016

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: Can Uber and Lyft Play Nice?
"If a business acts like it is above the law, it will pay a heavy price."

April 14, 2016

Campaign Finance Reports Shed Light on Prop 1 PAC Spending
Campaign Finance Reports Shed Light on Prop 1 PAC Spending
Ridesharing Works coffer dwarfs rivals

April 14, 2016

Leffingwell Shares the Ride
Leffingwell Shares the Ride
Former mayor now chair of “Ridesharing Works” campaign

April 12, 2016

May 2016 Election
Notes on Kamp: Everybody Loses
Uber and Lyft need more and better regulations, not fewer

April 7, 2016

Prop. 1 Campaign Switches Into High Gear
Prop. 1 Campaign Switches Into High Gear
As more take sides on the Uber / Lyft debate, allegations of being bought out are traded

April 7, 2016

Council Preview: Water, TNCs, and Housing
Council Preview: Water, TNCs, and Housing
Council wades back into taxi / TNC debate

April 7, 2016

Public Notice: Strange Bedfellows
Public Notice: Strange Bedfellows
Regrettably, this is not an April Fools' story

March 31, 2016

Don't Drink and Rideshare
Don't Drink and Rideshare
Lyft passenger gets a wilder ride than he bargained for

March 24, 2016

SXSW Interactive: Innovation vs. Regulation in Austin
SXSW Interactive: Innovation vs. Regulation in Austin
Local officials weigh in on the Uber/Lyft debate

March 12, 2016

Ann Kitchen Not Going Anywhere for Now
Ann Kitchen Not Going Anywhere for Now
City Clerk invalidates petition to recall District 5 council member

March 10, 2016

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: Farewell to STRADUTNC
Three tough decisions made

Feb. 25, 2016

Kitchen Recall Petitions Submitted
Kitchen Recall Petitions Submitted
Vote likely to take place in November

Feb. 25, 2016

May 2016 Election
Point Austin: Let the Battle Begin
We didn't ask for this fight, but Uber and Lyft have bought it

Feb. 18, 2016

Council: Gasping for Air
Council: Gasping for Air
Uber/Lyft debate monopolizes Council oxygen

Feb. 18, 2016

Ubering to the Polls
Ubering to the Polls
TNC referendum scheduled for a vote May 7

Feb. 18, 2016

Put This in Your PUD and Smoke It!
Put This in Your PUD and Smoke It!
Heated exchanges over Pilot Knob PUD; Adler negotiates with Lyft

Feb. 11, 2016

May 2016 Election
Point Austin: Sign Right Here
Government by petition is a recipe for chaos

Feb. 4, 2016

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: Common Ground?
It's always darkest before the dawn

Feb. 4, 2016

Council: Like a Room Without a Roof
Council: Like a Room Without a Roof
Council passes PUD rules on first reading

Feb. 4, 2016

Council: Incompatible Binaries
Council: Incompatible Binaries
TNC debate still sucking all the available oxygen

Feb. 2, 2016

Council: Let's Face the Music
Council: Let's Face the Music
Kicking off 2016 with a grab bag of hot-button items

Jan. 28, 2016

Uber Says
Uber Says "Thumbs Down"
TNC not interested in mayor's compromise

Jan. 28, 2016

May 2016 Election
Point Austin: Thumbs Up or Down?
Battle over ridesharing companies approaches a flashpoint

Jan. 21, 2016

Safety for Some
Safety for Some
Mayor tries to broker a compromise in the TNC war

Jan. 21, 2016

Top 10 Labor Stories
Top 10 Labor Stories

Dec. 31, 2015

Top 10 City Council Stories
Top 10 City Council Stories

Dec. 31, 2015

Uber, Lyft Form PAC, Push Petition
Uber, Lyft Form PAC, Push Petition
Newly formed Ridesharing Works for Austin PAC wants to make Council regs permanent

Dec. 31, 2015

Leave No Fingerprints
Leave No Fingerprints
Council’s last 2015 meeting looks both ways before crossing

Dec. 22, 2015

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: Ho, Ho, Ho ... ld on a Second
Adler engages in the "make everyone equally unhappy" style of compromise

Dec. 17, 2015

Council to Vote on TNC Ordinance
Council to Vote on TNC Ordinance
Ride-for-hire companies face regulation

Dec. 14, 2015

Council: Headaches for the Holidays
Council: Headaches for the Holidays
In the home stretch, members wrangle short-term rentals

Dec. 10, 2015

Mobility Committee Talks TNC Regs
Mobility Committee Talks TNC Regs
TNC proposals now move to full Council

Oct. 15, 2015

Uber-Disgruntled
Uber-Disgruntled
Lower rates for riders result in lower pay for drivers

Aug. 13, 2015

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: What Goes Around ...
Last Week's News, Again

March 19, 2015

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: Lyft Up; Uber Under
Plus: National Recognition for Austin's Wildlife and Music Education

March 12, 2015

Top 10 City Council Stories
Top 10 City Council Stories
The big stories of Council's last seven-member year

Dec. 31, 2014

Ride-Booking Surges at ABIA
Ride-Booking Surges at ABIA
Aviation Department and Commission react to TNC invasion

Nov. 26, 2014

District 9 Post-Mortem
District 9 Post-Mortem
Tovo and Riley speak post-election

Nov. 13, 2014

District 9 Post-Mortem
District 9 Post-Mortem
Kathie Tovo and Chris Riley speak post-election

Nov. 11, 2014

Buy Yourselves a Ride – Legally!
Buy Yourselves a Ride – Legally!
Council approves TNC ordinance

Oct. 23, 2014

News Roundup
News Roundup
Your Monday morning news update

Oct. 20, 2014

May 2016 Election
Council: Third Try on Rides-for-Hire
Will the third time be a charm for Riley's TNC proposal?

Oct. 16, 2014

May 2016 Election
Council: Ridin' the (R)App
Council continues TNC debate

Oct. 16, 2014

May 2016 Election
Council: Rehab and Reuse
Will TNCs make it back to the agenda?

Oct. 9, 2014

TNCs: Disrupted Market, Disrupted Council
TNCs: Disrupted Market, Disrupted Council
Council continues debate

Oct. 9, 2014

May 2016 Election
Public Notice: No Way to Run a City
Why is Council drafting ordinances on the dais after midnight?

Oct. 2, 2014

May 2016 Election
Council: Stooges in the House!
Expect debate over TNCs, West Campus parties, and housing vouchers

Oct. 2, 2014

10-1 Ticker... Election updates!
10-1 Ticker... Election updates!
Forum drama abounds

Oct. 2, 2014

Council Moves to Legalize TNCs
Council Moves to Legalize TNCs
Uber and Lyft push their way to a resolution

Oct. 2, 2014

May 2016 Election
Council: Take the Steam Train
Can the city and Uber and Lyft come to an understanding?

Sept. 25, 2014

May 2016 Election
Council: Still in Torment
Uber and Lyft up for discussion

Sept. 18, 2014

TCRP Sues Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab
TCRP Sues Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab
Alleges the companies failed to serve wheelchair-bound customers

Aug. 7, 2014

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