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How to Contact the Austin Tenants' Council
"...right to safe, decent, fair, and affordable housing, the Austin Tenants' Council fulfills thousands of requests each year for..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature

Chronicle Endorsements: Austin City Council
Five districts up for grabs
"...the 22 months since she took office, the Southeast Austin representative has proven herself thoughtful, considerate, and professional, with..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Point Austin: A Question of Vision
Austin's possible futures are prefigured in two very different sorts of public action
"...aide Matt Curtis has given the anti-toll activists at Austin Toll Party yet another handy weapon in their determination..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Residents' Advocacy Project: A Voice for Tenants
"...These and other unsettling complaints from Austin tenants found an attentive ear at District 4 Council..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin's Utilities Brace for Busy Billing Season
"If the water goes through the meter, you bought it. If electricity goes through the meter, you bought it."
"...considerably drier end of summer. August in particular, recalled Austin Energy spokesperson Robert Cullick, was one of the highest..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Lakeview Tenants Sue Over Displacement
City Council to decide on tenant relocation assistance ordinance that would require landlords to cover moving costs
"...Former tenants of Lakeview Apartments filed a lawsuit last week against..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Council: Mobile Homes and Climate Change
City Council gets through a brief agenda the week before budget talks begin
"...Last Thursday, April 21, City Council cleared its 40-Item agenda before 5pm: Council members agreed..."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council: No Zombies Before Midnight
City Council hears budget pleas, aids workers, tenants … & zombies
"...Thursday night’s City Council meeting adjourned at the rather remarkable hour of 9:58pm,..."

Sept. 5, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Council: Spreading the Crazy
Council eases granny flats … and Zimm zaps refugees
"...City Council looks headed to another late evening, after several hours..."

Nov. 19, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Council: The Budget Warms Up ... and Ott's Under Fire
With substantive postponements, this week's Council meeting may bring fireworks
"...There's no regular City Council meeting this week (next one is May 1), but..."

April 25, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

New Study Changes City Council's View of Flood Risk
Puzzling over a variance on Avenue D, and spending the first of the 2018 bond funds
"...City Council spent about an hour on Thursday, March 7, working..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Back to the Future!
Seven-member Council on an 11-seat dais
"...we'll all get a look at the new City Council digs come Thursday morning (Nov. 6) – on Channel..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council Set to Tackle 'Stealth Dorms' Next Week
No meeting this week, but plenty of contention next week
"...There's no City Council meeting this week, but a draft agenda for the..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

So You Want to Be Austin’s City Manager
Finalists hit public forum before Council's Tuesday decision
"...of their potential bosses, the city's most persistent City Council watchdogs, and a stream of viewers tuning in to..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
What can Austin do to combat the powercenter plague? More than you might think.
" entire country that has done what some in Austin think is impossible, and done it for exactly the..."

Nov. 7, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Disappearing Mobile Home Communities
Redeveloping a manufactured housing park isn’t the only way its new owner can turn a profit
"...White, closed last winter after long negotiations between the tenants and developer Oden Hughes, which is building a luxury..."

Dec. 15, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

City Council: Zimmerman, Bond, and Budget
(And a few other things got done)
"...The dust hasn't settled yet from last Thursday's City Council meeting (Aug. 18), and most of the headlines have..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...City Council's 10-1 format is now into its fourth year, meaning..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Council: Come Get Loopy
Life on the dais, for quite a while
"...After an epic City Council meeting that began at 10am last Thursday and stretched..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Wal-Mart or No, Council Defers to Endeavor's Domain
Only Daryl Slusher votes against the city's $37 million tax rebate for a North Austin "urban village."
"...side they were on, observers of last week's City Council hearing on the Domain mixed-use retail project proposed in..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Council Watch
Where There's a Bill, There's a Way
"...assaulted the city only a few days earlier, the council ratified next year's $1.2 billion budget in less than..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Column

Council: From Trash to Treasure
Dripping Springs wants to dump its wastewater where?
"...Whatever else happens at City Council today (Thu., Nov. 3), the undeniable highlight will be..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Headaches for the Holidays
In the home stretch, members wrangle short-term rentals
"...City Council enters its 2015 stretch run this week, a little..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: As the Copter Spins
All about the temporary helipads for Formula One weekend
"...somebody wants to ferry tourists by helicopter across the Austin skyline, it ain't gonna be so easy...."

Nov. 16, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: The Best of Times
Cutting a city budget easier said than done
"..."I can't find any reason not to say the Austin area is the strongest regional economy in the country."..."

May 9, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Council: Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Meeting
After clearing the budget hurdle, Council is back to the grind
"...After its summer-long sojourn in Budget­an­i­stan, City Council returns to more mundane duties this week, including the..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

City Sweeps Its Problems to East Austin
"...Dear Editor, Until I moved to East Austin about a year ago, I never realized the vast..."

May 24, 2008 Postmarks

Point Austin: A Tale of Two Cities
Thinking about affordable housing from all sides
" a visible credit to everyone involved, including all Austinites, since $7 million of our $55 million in voter-approved..."

July 4, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Austin at Large: Time for the Bonus Round!
Trusting ourselves to allow the housing that will change the city
"...Today, Feb. 21, the City Council will likely endorse Greg Casar's "Affordability Unlocked" citywide density..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

As Austin Grows, So Does the Risk of Flood
Forget the 100-year storms. City flooding happens all the time, often right in your backyard.
"...Austinites remember the big floods – the expanding, treacherous storms..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

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