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Spencer To Head Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
News Story  December 24, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...Last week, City Manager Marc Ott appointed Betsy Spencer to head the city's Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office. The move comes at a time when the city's ambitious affordable and supportive housing policies are coming under closer scrutiny...."

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
News Story  July 12, 2013, by Mike Kanin
"..."Austin: Live Music Capital of the World" is a mantra chanted from City Council and Chamber of Commerce offices, reinforced by everything from airport signs that welcome visitors to Austin to the subhead of the website for the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. "What you hear," puns the ACVB site, "is true." The mantra's embodiment has produced a massive and expanding entertainment district that may be civic gold, but also threatens to oversaturate the sensitive neighborhood ears of longtime residents...."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  July 23, 2010
"...• Creating space for the Arts A federally subsidized artists' colony for Saltillo Plaza is the first in a series of "regeneration projects" being pursued by the city's Economic Growth and Redevel­op­ment Services Office. In an approach that's novel for Austin, new EGRSO Director Kevin Johns has invited two partners – the city's Neigh­borhood Housing and Community Development division and the citizen Community Development Commission – to join EGRSO in collectively pursuing a federal grant..."

F1: All Systems Go for November
Officials return from England with a series of race plans
News Story  July 20, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...The presentation came with a subtext: not just whether Austin can handle singular major events, but whether it is fully prepared to be the 13th largest city in America, hosting many big events. Acevedo and Travis County Sheriff's Office Major Phyllis Clair assured reporters that their staffs will be able to cover race weekend with no change in services..."

Council Briefed on F1 Prep Work
Crowd and traffic control present biggest challenges
News Story  June 22, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...unknown unknowns? It seems Council Member Bill Spelman was thinking along similar lines on June 14 when City Council received a planning update for the upcoming Formula One race. "To my untutored eye, it looks like you've thought of everything," he told Economic Growth and Redevel­op­ment Services Office Deputy Director Rodney Gonzales, "but let me ask you the basic question: How is it that you know you've thought of everything?"..."

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