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Austin City Council Election Endorsements
Place 5: Bill Spelman, Bobbie Enriquez
"...double endorsement. Spelman, who served on the city's water/wastewater commission, is recognized as a strong environmentalist; however, the UT..."

April 25, 1997 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Austin City Council Election Endorsements
Mayor: Kirk Watson
"...racism, which was instrumental in shutting down the East Austin Tank Farm. While some may complain that the crystal..."

April 18, 1997 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Kick Me, I'm From Austin
Visiting the Lege, City Council, and Bergstrom
"...continue. Our own state senator amended one of the anti-Austin bills so that it officially encourges a development agreement..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Chris Riley for Council
Downtown advocate announces run in '09
"...More filings for council: Attorney and former Austin Planning Commission and Downtown Commission member Chris Riley has..."

Dec. 17, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Update: 3805 Red River Historic Zoning Effort
Efforts to save this local landmark continue
"...Update: The City of Austin Planning Commission meets at 6pm, tomorrow, August 26, in..."

Aug. 25, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

City Hall Hustle: CURE-ing the Density Bonus Gridlock
Planning Commission wants more time to sort out public benefits
"...parenthetical policy permutations are task-force-tweaked and stakeholder-scrutinized, the Downtown Austin Plan's lag time is a little stunning: City Council..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Council Watch
East Austin residents have a say in neighborhood planning; local advocates ask for more money in city budget to fund their special interest; Bill Spelman issues some strong words against the Statesman's criticism of council on the LCRA water deal.
"...on consent, and those -- the contract renewal for Austin Community Access Center's management of Austin's public access stations,..."

Sept. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

CodeNEXT: “Highly Unlikely”?
Planning Commission plays along, Zoning & Platting calls to terminate
"...with City Council. Following last week's public hearings, the Planning Commission spent eight hours Tuesday working through some of..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

East Side Hotel Denied
Planning Commission fails to approve permit
"...On Tuesday, June 9, the city's Planning Commission voted 4-1 against granting a conditional use permit..."

June 10, 2015 News Post by Tony Cantú

Public Notice: Break Out the Sharpies (or the Sharp Knives)
If CodeNEXT staff want community input, they need to be more transparent
"...I actually believe they intend to build a better Austin. But ......"

Nov. 13, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Tracking the Major Arcana
Planning Commission took votes related to Planned Unit Developments and Neighborhood Plan Contact Teams
"...tough call Tuesday night. While half of the town's planning wonks were down at the CodeNEXT public comment meeting..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: "A Failed Experiment"
Planning Commission blasts Type 2 STRs
"...The city Planning Commission on Tuesday night sent the strongest possible message..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Get Ready for an Unprecedented Joint Meeting on Land Use Changes
City Council and Planning Commission meet Thursday
"...to share their thoughts with City Council members and Planning commissioners on forthcoming changes to the Land Development Code..."

Oct. 27, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

East Riverside
Master plan at Planning Commission tonight
"...briefing on the East Riverside Corridor Master Plan at Planning Commission tonight, or planner Tony Nelessen presenting it at..."

Feb. 9, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

CodeNEXT: Communication Is Key
CAG, staff present updates to Planning Commission
"...The theme of Tuesday's not-quite-joint meeting between the Planning Commission and Zoning & Platting Commission (which formally became..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Density? Bonus! (Programs.)
Planning Commission briefed on CodeNEXT affordability incentives
"...September release of CodeNEXT version 2.0 draws near, city commissioners (and residents) continue sorting out how the land use..."

July 24, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Second Phase of Major Zoning Changes to Increase Middle-Income Housing Kicks Off
You can comment on HOME 2.0 Thursday
"...This Thursday at 9am, City Council and the Planning Commission will hold a joint hearing on the second..."

April 9, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Mixed-Use Riverside Project Moves Forward
Planning Commission recommends rezoning to Council
"...Road was advanced to City Council by the city Planning Com­mission, which recommended rezoning the five tracts (totaling 97..."

June 14, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Damn the Torpedoes ...
Full speed astern at Planning Commission
"...It was an interesting meeting Tuesday evening at the Planning Commission, as commissioners got a preview of the city's..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

#ATXLDC: And on the Sixth Day, There Was More Public Input
Familiar hopes, fears shared at Planning Commission hearing
"...thoughts on the Land Development Code draft with the Planning Commission...."

Oct. 27, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Imagine a Parking Space
First public hearing on comp plan set for Tuesday
"...The city Planning Commission holds its first public hearing Tuesday (March 13)..."

March 12, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

Betty Baker Rules
Love her or fear her, Austin's land-use queen rules the city her own way
"...built on a 30-year career of crafting the city's planning and development process, is much, much larger than the..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Totally PC
When it comes to city planning, nothing's constant but change.
"...as a story about changing the makeup of the Planning Commission. Then it became a story about changing the..."

Oct. 6, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hall's Bumpy Road
Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?
"...Katie Larsen, a senior planner in the city's Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Dept., catches the No. 16 bus in..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Their Reputations Precede Them
Run-off rivals Galindo and Morrison set the record straight
"...minds, at least): that as former president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council and co-chair of the McMansion task force,..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Finding the Sweet Spot
For Austin's 'density bonus' development program – what's on our wish list?
"...That negotiation lies at the heart of a planning tool known as a "density bonus," used by cities..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Developing Stories: Million-Dollar Vision
Will council fund a fresh comprehensive planning process?
"...It's looking more and more like the city of Austin will be brave enough to embark on a fresh..."

May 23, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Then There's This: People Get Ready
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
"...so, tens of thousands of people will descend on Austin, and many of them will experience an epiphanic moment..."

March 9, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Mixed Use, Mixed Emotions
An anniversary review of Austin's vertical mixed-use program discovers a range of responses to density, change, and planning
"...One year ago, Austin embarked on a complex experiment in populist urban planning..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Public Notice: “We Can’t Hear You.”
CodeNEXT planning process remains a mystery
"...a clear and unanimous recommendation from its top land-use commission. The city's Zoning and Platting Commission had voted Tuesday..."

June 2, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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