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Naked City
Local news this week in Austin
"...Even in Austin, the City Planning Capital of the World, street design..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Local Austin news and gossip
" up Rainey Street en masse has fallen through, Austin über-landlords Perry Lorenz and Robert Knight have weighed in..."

Feb. 9, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Readers' last gasps on light rail.
"...When I moved to Austin 12 years ago, local inhabitants informed me that "MoPac"..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Column

Naked City
Council will appoint nine members to the Mueller Municipal Airport Implementation Advisory Commission; city may implement new septic tank rules; Suzanne Gamboa has left the Statesman; Brigid Shea starts a new consulting firm; UT professor Emerson Tiller has been nominated for the board of ICANN; Triangle project action postponed for a week
"...that the church is at an impasse with Northwest Austin residents who oppose HPBC's proposed enclave in their neighborhood,..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

We Can't Make It Here Anymore
As the city's Economic Development Department readies its recommendations to City Council on Mayor Adler's Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, is it already too late for local artists in terms of local affordability?
"...limbo of the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, unincorporated land near the Austin city limits. Short drive, but a world away...."

May 27, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Boards! ... and Commissions
An insider's overview of and commentary on the city's boards and commissions
"...but a system as elaborate as the city of Austin's board-and-commission structure doesn't evolve except in response to some..."

May 18, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Think Globally, Act Locally
Planning for mobility, hoping for democracy
"...Read Maggie Quinlan's story about some Austinites with Ukrainian ties here. Back to Austin..."

March 18, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Can the Bands Play On?
The Live Music Task Force tunes up to protect Austin's claim to fame
"..."Live music in Austin is facing a life-or-death crisis."..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...discussions will include a 6pm hearing Aug. 14 on Austin Energy and other utility rates -- the only real..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Feature

Economics From the Bottom Up
A profile of Accion Texas, CDC, and other microlenders
"...were riding the crest of the biggest economic swell Austin's ever seen convened their second 360 Summit: a flashy..."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Big Dogs, Young Rebels, and Aging Giants
The Austin promoters who bring the music come in all shapes and sizes
"...the boring business end of the music industry. In Austin, the self-proclaimed "live music capital of the world," audiences..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bicycle Boulevard Plan Due April 6
Will go to boards and commissions, then council on May 13
"...project on Tuesday, April 6, on the city of Austin's website. Various options are being studied for making either..."

March 30, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin, Texas.
"...of the blocks surrounding La Zona Rosa and the Austin Music Hall, the annual fest's two biggest-ticket venues. Peter..."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The Vicious Cycle
Citywide Bike Plan: a Modest Beginning
"...Bicycles don't belong on the road." How many Austinites would agree with that statement?..."

Feb. 16, 1996 News Feature

As Council Works to Improve Affordability With HOME, How Will Displacement Factor In?
Research shows small lots boost affordability though concerns linger
"...Council prepares to pass the most substantive changes to Austin’s Land Development Code in more than a decade, tensions..."

Dec. 6, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Zilker Park Vision Still Cloudy
It’s hard planning for the future, when humans insist on living in the present
"...– who is also vice chair of the city Planning Commission and Paige Ellis' appointee – and the presentation..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City on Montopolis Negro School: Ours, Through Eminent Domain
City must agree to terms with Austin Stowell
"...seize the Montopolis Negro School from KEEP Invest­ment Group's Austin Stowell through an eminent domain lawsuit following Coun­cil's unanimous..."

July 13, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

CodeNEXT Version 2: The Final Countdown
Marathon land use commission meeting precipitates close of public comment period
"...time is of the essence for the land use commissioners charged with overseeing the process. As neighborhood preservationists Community..."

Oct. 27, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

News Roundup: Petitions, Put-Downs, and Peeling Out
Council keeps its eyes on the road
"...makes public her throwing shade on a neighboring representative; Austin joins a growing list of cities bent on cutting..."

Feb. 1, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Then There's This: Montopolis Is Cool With Uncool
East Austin neighborhood aims to fend off gentrification
"...known as Poverty Island, the Montopolis neighborhood in Southeast Austin – "Area 5" in real estate parlance – is..."

March 28, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Local Lawyer Plans to Run for Council
Robin Cravey throws his hat in ring
"...and priorities: president, Friends of Barton Springs Pool; parliamentarian, Austin Planning Commission; and president, Zilker Neighborhood Association. Given the..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Lee Leffingwell Makes a Splash
Council member named Conservationist of the Year
"...of Leffingwell's comprehensive system of recommendations, designed to cut Austin's water usage by 10% in 10 years; other proposals..."

April 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Local news this week in Austin.
" the U.S. and allowed to live in the Austin area, where family members reside…..."

June 8, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

First, the good news ...
"...McConaughey not only prevails in his legal fight with Austin police, but also pursues damages against them for their..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Column

Bond Election Cliffs Notes
General Obligation Bonds
" Dove Springs; repaired tennis courts at the South Austin Tennis Center; a finished-out Shoal Creek Trail connecting to..."

Oct. 23, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...OutYouth Austin director Lisa Rogers is leaving her post to follow..."

Feb. 7, 1997 News Feature

Public Notice: Another Non-Revolting Development
Planning should always be this easy
"...Plan (see "On the Edges of Gentrification," Feb. 15), Austin City Council takes up a couple of significant rezonings..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Taxing Times for Film and Music
Council looks to raid the budget intended to bring creative jobs to Austin
"...raiding the budget intended to bring creative jobs to Austin...."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 8/10/10
Budget for parking costs!
"...Council hasn't publicly discussed the city budget in a..."

Aug. 10, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 7/13/10
B&C's picking up the pace
"...month, there's signs of life in the board and commission department. Get the rundown after the jump...."

July 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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