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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

Council Recap: Austin Revs Up COVID-19 Relief Efforts
"All things on the table" to help Austinites weather crisis
"...of staffers, lawyers, lobbyists, advocates, and active citizens, the Austin City Council held its first-ever semi-virtual meeting, with the..."

March 27, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Council Recap: Strategies for Keeping Austin Workers Safe
City Council tackles reopenings, relief funds, and more
"...In a unanimous vote at Thursday's regular session, Austin City Council has called on staff to create a..."

May 22, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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: Cash on Hand
City's RISE and RENT funds ready to deliver relief
"...The city of Austin has begun to distribute millions of dollars in rent..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

20 Years of Austin Studios
More than just soundstages: Looking back on the unique success of Austin Studios
"...for the reason you think. It's the moment when Austin Studios, the filmmaking facility run by Austin Film Society..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Recap: The Beat Goes On, Ever So Slowly
Music scene frustrated at pace of COVID relief
"...City Council approved at this week’s meeting (Thursday, Dec. 3) a..."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council OK's Motel Purchase to Help Homeless
Also on the dais: parks, trains, trails, diapers
"...City Council approved unanimously on Thursday, Nov. 14, $8 million for..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Council Moves Gently on Riverside Redevelopment, Less So on Hotel Occupancy Tax
First meeting after summer break features plenty of theatrics
"...City Council gave preliminary approval on Thursday (Aug. 8) to the..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

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: 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

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

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Venues Are Out of Money
Following last week’s Barracuda closure, a domino effect will continue without emergency city funding
"...the Red River Cultural District and Music Venue Alliance Austin warned that surveyed Austin venues had, on average, only..."

June 19, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

A Path Toward Permanent Housing in North Austin
Council approves funding for Espero at Rutland
"...City Council has approved a combination of state housing tax credits,..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Council Preview: The City Will RISE Again
$15 million fund proposed to help deliver quick cash relief
"...City Council is set to allocate $15 million from the city’s..."

April 8, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
What can Austin do to combat the powercenter plague? More than you might think.
"...an 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 Resources for Those Experiencing Income Loss Due to COVID-19
Efforts to help Austinites struggling to make rent or pay bills
"...As the pandemic's economic fallout continues to spread many Austin residents find themselces in need of a little help...."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Post by Evan Rodriguez

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

Council to Finalize Aid Programs for COVID-Hit Businesses
Ready for relief
"...City Council meets today, Dec. 3, to take up a 75-item..."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

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

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