Then There's This

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Trying to Undo a "Witch Hunt"
Council tries to untangle a controversial ethics complaint

Amy Smith, Oct. 16, 2014

Then There's This: Final Column
Final Column
Do not stand at my grave and weep – I'm just heading off into the unknown

Amy Smith, Aug. 21, 2014

Then There's This: The Awesome Power of Women
The Awesome Power of Women
Political group aims to increase voter turnout and so much more

Amy Smith, Aug. 14, 2014

Then There's This: Preferential Treatment
Preferential Treatment
Schwab wins incentives from county – when do we say 'time out'?

Amy Smith, Aug. 7, 2014

Then There's This: A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT
A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT
A vote of no confidence and an ethics complaint hit the land rewrite process

Amy Smith, July 31, 2014

Then There's This: Suffer the Little Children
Suffer the Little Children
Young Refugees are seeking protection, but some communities are afraid

Amy Smith, July 24, 2014

Then There's This: Whither Vested Rights?
Whither Vested Rights?
Rejection of first case under new regs portends cloudy future

Amy Smith, July 17, 2014

Then There's This: Reimagining the South Waterfront
Reimagining the South Waterfront
Creating a planning district, city aims to avoid jigsaw of buildings

Amy Smith, July 10, 2014

Saving Water From Ourselves
Task force urges 'aggressive' conservation and reuse strategies

July 3, 2014

Then There's This: Density in the Floodplain
Density in the Floodplain
Ignoring staff warnings, Council approves variance for office tower

Amy Smith, June 26, 2014

Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs
Split Views on ADUs
'Granny flats' measure breaks from the CodeNext Pack

Amy Smith, June 19, 2014

Then There's This: County Folds on Tax Fight
County Folds on Tax Fight
Commissioners kick can down the road – opt to 'study' appraisal system

Amy Smith, June 12, 2014

Then There's This: No Praise for Appraisal Process
No Praise for Appraisal Process
Disparities in property values provoke public backlash

Amy Smith, June 5, 2014

Then There's This: The 'Witch Hunt' of a Commissioner
The 'Witch Hunt' of a Commissioner
Auditor's report could have chilling effect on city boards and commissions

Amy Smith, May 29, 2014

Then There's This: Highway 45 Revisited
Highway 45 Revisited
Except for the mayor, Council reaffirms opposition to 'aquifer toll road'

Amy Smith, May 22, 2014

Then There's This: Water Talk Bubbles Forth
Water Talk Bubbles Forth
Exploring the future of Austin's water supply

Amy Smith, May 15, 2014

Then There's This: Decoding the Code
Decoding the Code
Trying to detangle 30 years' worth of regulatory layers

Amy Smith, May 8, 2014

Then There's This: The Road to Fewer Roads
The Road to Fewer Roads
Can the latest in intersection design fix Austin's gridlock?

Amy Smith, May 1, 2014

Then There's This: Grandfathered Death Star
Grandfathered Death Star
The Vested Rights Ordinance is new, but is it improved?

Amy Smith, April 24, 2014

Then There's This: SMART Is as SMART Does
SMART Is as SMART Does
City housing program becomes a balancing act

Amy Smith, April 17, 2014

Then There's This: Saving the Baylor House
Saving the Baylor House
The fight to spare the home of the woman who saved Clarksville

Amy Smith, April 10, 2014

Then There's This: Faith and the Environment
Faith and the Environment
Interfaith leaders push for more renewables in city's generation plan

Amy Smith, April 3, 2014

Then There's This: Montopolis Is Cool With Uncool
Montopolis Is Cool With Uncool
East Austin neighborhood aims to fend off gentrification

Amy Smith, March 27, 2014

Then There's This: Dangerous Path
Dangerous Path
Commissioners commit to $15 million toll project, minus enviro study

Amy Smith, March 20, 2014

Then There's This: Urban (Watershed) Legend
Urban (Watershed) Legend
In reversal, city says planned development must comply with SOS

Amy Smith, March 12, 2014

Then There's This: It's Our Turn Now
It's Our Turn Now
Women are ready to kick ass, take names, clean house

Amy Smith, March 6, 2014

Then There's This: Our Ill-Advised Relationship With ICE
Our Ill-Advised Relationship With ICE
Travis County runs a brisk deportation business, as other entities call it quits

Amy Smith, Feb. 27, 2014

Then There's This: Working Man of Green Gables
Working Man of Green Gables
Condo developer targeted for claims of unpaid wages, unsafe conditions

Amy Smith, Feb. 20, 2014

Extreme Sprawl
SH 45 toll road hawks back in the driver's seat

Amy Smith, Feb. 13, 2014

Hard, Coal Reality
Breaking up with Fayette Power is hard to do, officials say

Amy Smith, Feb. 6, 2014

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