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Austin City Council v. Climate Change
City Hall backs resilience, electric vehicles
"...the Land Development Code rewrite) and a citywide transportation plan that prioritizes transit and walking/biking over driving a car..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin at Large: This Road’s Gone On Forever
Is it wrong, or dumb, or evil to spend billions to fix I-35?
"...in this issue, last week, the City Council affirmed Austin's support of the Green New Deal and discussed new..."

May 17, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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

The Growing State of Downtown
Downtown Austin Alliance releases status report on development
"...held Tuesday afternoon at the Central Library, the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) presented its first ever “State of Downtown.”..."

April 30, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

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: Two Steps Forward ...
A year ago, the last CodeNEXT draft was "unworkable." What's changed?
"...parking, compatibility, or other policy questions. A code that Planning Commission Chair Stephen Oliver – hardly an obstructionist on..."

April 19, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Project Connect Unveils Cap Metro's Orange Line
The first route in a high-capacity transit plan
"...More than 100 Austinites attended Cap­it­al Metro's come-as-you-please Orange Line information session on..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

City Council: Getting It All Planned Out
Inching toward Imagine Austin
"...and hopes to give its final blessing to the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (Item 33) and begins to consider..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

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

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: 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

Mobility Plan’s Bad Date With ZAP
Began in 2016, Austin's proposed transportation plan still manages to be contentious
"...The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan arrives at City Council on March..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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

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

Rebooted City Council Gets a New Chance to Fix Austin
10-1, take two
"...When the brand-new 10-1 Austin City Council took office in 2015 with a grand..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...Gov. Abbott's office has been privately hashing out a plan that it says would create more funding for schools..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

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: Displacement Bad
New task force report finds room to improve
"...The Austin Anti-Displacement Task Force presented its Final Recommendations for Action..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Cronk Meets Job Creation Goals
City manager names candidates for new executive team
"...Following his July restructuring of his executive team, Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk announced on Monday the finalists..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Homes for the Holidays?
Housing Blueprint Gets an Implementation Plan
"...press, the city has just released the draft Implementation Plan for the first Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint, a vision..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Column 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

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

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

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

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

City Housing Blueprint: Making New Plans
Life beyond CodeNEXT
"...Community Development department is deciding how to best implement Austin's Strategic Housing Blueprint in light of several recently released..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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

Cronk to Reorganize Management Team
Musical chairs at City Hall
"...Last week, Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk met with his five assistant..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

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