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This Week in Council

City Hall gets back to work this week and gets to cross items off the agenda that the election rendered irrelevant (like funding public financing, approving a single-member district map, and calling a run-off). That leaves a smattering of items of interest:

Final readings on another ultra-high-density (multi-family-6) zoning case -- 500 W. MLK, a project of Mac Pike's Sutton Company, known for its downtown loft projects. Unlike the Villas on Guadalupe, where neighbors fought in vain against MF-6 zoning, this one sailed through 7-0 on first reading and has attracted little opposition;

Initiating eminent-domain proceedings on South Fifth Street for land to build the new Twin Oaks branch library;

A resolution by Danny Thomas endorsing the adjustment of the federal minimum wage to the Universal Living Wage (pegged to the cost of housing); and

A public hearing on, and adoption of, the Seaholm District Master Plan.

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