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Public Notice: False Binary Choices
Finding middle ground in Austin politics
"...and into neighborhoods, but that really requires detailed small-area planning, that our current Planning Department is not competent or..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Daily Hustle: 2/15/11
Looking ahead to tomorrow's Council agenda
"...So the City Council gets back at it Thursday,..."

Feb. 15, 2011 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

Council: Can Social Impact Investing End Homelessness?
Catching up with the dais as they bet on success
"...in Time Count of people living without homes in Austin and Travis County. Compared to 2018, this year's count..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Transit, Then and Now
A lingering desire for streetcars
"...Austin was first platted and incorporated in 1839, with a..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Show and Tell
Civic leaders have big plans for your future
"...The city of Austin and the Capital Metro transit agency this week each..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Preparing for Takeoff
Plans under way for major redo of Airport Boulevard and Highland Mall
"...month, the city and its prospective partners unveiled tentative plans for redeveloping Highland Mall and upper Airport Boulevard to..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: How Small Is a Small Area?
Out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of city planning drama... CodeWHAT?
"...and into the next round of the ongoing city planning drama which, for now, we'll call CodeWHAT?...."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Your City at Work
"Shaping policy for generations to come"
"..."The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and Project Connect are working together..."

March 23, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

What Land Use Code Do We Need to Build the City We Want?
Planning a way forward after CodeNEXT
"...by influential actors working on the forward-facing edge of Austin's growth and change – the people who are shaping..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Council: Back to Work!
Police, Fire, Water top a slim agenda post-election, pre-Thanksgiving
"...proposed new labor contract between the city and the Austin Police Association is expected to sail through, nearly a..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

What Would $720 Million for Transportation Buy?
City Council mulls the "Go Big" bond in preparation for the November ballot
"...the proposed Nov. 8 transportation bond – dubbed the "mobility bond" or "Go Big" bond by Mayor Steve Adler..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Changes...
Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em
"...with the old (DFW, the Dallas Morning News press plant, phased out commercial operations as of last week), and..."

April 5, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Slouching Toward CodeCRONK
City manager gives Council a multiple-choice quiz for the land development code redo
"...City Manager Spencer Cronk dropped a memo to City..."

March 22, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Developing Stories: The Rail Learning Curve
Spillar outlines city plan to avoid Cap Metro's missteps
"...Can the city's proposed Austin Urban Rail avoid the persistent problems of Capital Metro's..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

New Bike City
In time for SXSW, Austin rolls out miles of new bike lanes and features
"...When Central Austin streets become crowded and traffic-snarled and the spring weather..."

March 12, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

City Council Returns to Land Use Code Conversation
"Everybody is really saying the same thing"
"...comment, which confirmed that yes, people would still like Austin to fix its broken and obsolete land use code,..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: CodeCRONK and the Corridors
How to fix land use and transportation
"...collapsed not because of policy disputes, but because our planning department and $8 million worth of outside consultants were..."

March 8, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Moving the Discussion
It’s all about land use, even when it’s about transportation
"...work session, but it's the related topic of transportation planning that's taking center stage for much of this week..."

March 29, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Daily Hustle: 4/27/10
Sample some TDH -- no permit required
"...TDH has his hands full, but still managed to..."

April 27, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 4-11
"...Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 404-1900. $95 ($75, students). www.spjaustin.org/convention.html...."

March 5, 2010 News Feature

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, July 2-8
"...entertaining – er, teaching – the luckiest 3-year-olds in Austin. (See "Teaching the Teacher," June 23, 2000, for more..."

July 2, 2010 News Feature

Public Notice: Ten Things
A CodeNEXT primer, and happy Earth Day
"...released back in January – and conversely, letting every Austin property owner see exactly what new zoning code might..."

April 21, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...the City Address before the Real Estate Council of Austin today. Reprinted below is the full text...."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Reinventing Airport Boulevard
Can 'form-based zoning' transform a suburban drag into walkable neighborhoods?
"...Punctuating the blandness are several iconic, endearingly affordable Austin businesses such as Mrs. Johnson's Bakery ("Quality donuts since..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Public Notice: Ends at Odds
Good deeds, bad deeds, restricted deeds
"...exist in every Council district that was within the Austin city limits in 1950, including Harper-Madison's own. If she..."

May 10, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: The Speed of Trust
Moving off dead center in the land use debate
"...Three weeks ago, my colleague Mike Clark-Madison quoted new..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Blue Wave Blues?
Something for everyone in Tuesday’s results
"...(North Dakota turned down a sort of half-baked recreational-use plan, but the idea is expected to be back there..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Leffingwell Proposes Rail/Comp Bond Vote in 2012
Change to city attorney's office, single-member districts also
"...The question posed this week by the announcement of..."

June 16, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Public Notice Light
Planning for the weekend
"...Big Ideas for Small Area Planning: MIT's Depart­ment of Urban Studies & Planning and the..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Daily Hustle: 4/23/10
I wanna be … your sledgehammer!
"...time on the Enterprise Departments, money-earning city arms like Austin Energy...."

April 26, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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