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Austin City Election
Endorsements for mayor and Council
"...Following are the Chronicle's recommendations in the mayoral and City Council races. It's a wide and various field, and..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

“The People’s Gallery 2017” at Austin City Hall
This year's showing of work in Austin City Hall by a small army of local artists offers satisfaction on multiple levels
"...Gallery 2016" exhibit and subsequently being added to the city's permanent art collection. According to his accompanying statement, buttermilk..."

July 14, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

NAACP Issues “Clarion Call” to City Government
Linder challenges city to “quit talking” about equity and “send money”
"...In a Thursday morning City Hall press conference, Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder excoriated..."

Aug. 10, 2017 News Post by Michael King

BREAKING: Travis Co. Rules Against Austin City Council
County attorney comes down hard on Open Meetings violations
"...down stunning findings in his investigation into whether the Austin City Council violated state Open Meetings Act laws: Guilty,..."

April 1, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Comic Makes Case for Austin City Council Candidate Danielle Skidmore
Nib writer on cis allies versus lived experience
"...“Having more trans and non-binary representation in our government would protect our rights and provide better accuracy of..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Point Austin: Unrepresentative Government
Council takes its stand with as few voters as possible
"...Does a city council installed by a vote of 10% of registered..."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Praise for Gregor; Anger at City Government
"...Editor, Thanks for Katherine Gregor’s excellent report on Austin neighborhood planning and how our planning compares to Seattle’s..."

June 19, 2007 Postmarks

Austin City Council Iraq Resolution
"...WHEREAS, the Austin City Council condemns all acts of terrorism; and..."

Feb. 14, 2003 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

Everybody Loves Austin City Limits
"...Everybody -- all over the world -- loves Austin City Limits. The PBS broadcast show, now in its..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Music Feature

Frustrated With City Government
"...records, the overall summary of successes vs. failures of City Councils at large over the years I’ve lived in..."

May 11, 2008 Postmarks

Time to Tell City Government 'Enough'
"...Dear Editor, It's time that the people of Austin told the City Council "enough." Enough degradation of the..."

July 15, 2004 Postmarks

Point Austin: One More Time
Push comes to shove for districting city government – but we might fumble it once again
"...by phone on my opinions on geographic districts for Austin City Council members. (And you think you lead an..."

June 29, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Cofer Exits City Council Race
"This is not the right time or right race for me"
"...Democratic activist and city Solid Waste Advisory Council member Rick Cofer announced in..."

Jan. 28, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Point Austin: Refighting the Last Wars
Prop. 1, Prop. 2, Saving Barton Springs ... and Everything Else
"...Devices distributed a tabloid-sized, full-color AMD advertisement across the city, devoted not to marketing computer chips, but to burnishing..."

April 21, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: What Works
A good time to think about the best uses of community, democracy, and government
"...engaging examination of the remaining open questions in the city of Austin budget, scheduled for City Council votes this..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Trading Places at City Hall
Musical chairs at City Hall
"...a memo last week to Mayor Gus Garcia and City Council members, City Manager Jesus Garza announced the latest..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: You Kids Play Nice!
The idea of combining Austin and Travis County's governments seems like a good one, but never seems to gain any momentum.
"...Why can't the city and the county work together? Karen Sonleitner seems a..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Your City Manager Semifinalists (Updated)
"...Almost three and a half hours after convening, City Council has returned from their closed-door discussions with a..."

Jan. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: How Are We Managing?
Targeting city manager may be hunting the wrong game
"...at least to contemplate one. Earlier this month, targeting City Manager Toby Futrell as the nexus of the policy..."

April 20, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Marc His Words
He's gotta tell ya -- Marc Katz karez about Austin (enough to be mayor).
"...The character that's 'Marc Katz' doesn't really fit into City Hall. But that's only one side of me --..."

March 28, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Sign Right Here
TNC petition and Kitchen recall election recipes for pointless public expense, voter cynicism, and lousy government
"...Earlier this week, City Clerk Jannette Goodall reported to City Council that she..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Column by Michael King

The New M.O. at City Hall
City Manager Marc Ott opens up on his new job, his new city, and his philosophy of governance
"...What makes Marc Ott tick? How might the new city manager's leadership change the direction of Austin? That's been..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his State of the City Address before the Real Estate Council of Austin today...."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Even if a current criminal probe turns up no fire, Austin's minority contracting program has never lacked for smoke and heat.
"...Let's put it this way: "Questions raised about city minority contracting program" is not exactly a man-bites-dog headline...."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Wimberley: City or Not?
"...If you think Austin's political climate borders on savagery, check out Wimberley's community..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

“Center for Austin’s Future” in Search of Candidates
New nonprofit plans to groom City Council members
"...a yen for public service? See yourself on the City Coun­cil dais, voting to extend another meeting past 10pm?..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Ken Paxton Sues Austin
AG wants City Hall to comply with open carry
"...the 53rd District Court of Travis County against the city of Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, and each member of..."

July 28, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Meetings Violation, Investigation at City Hall? (Updated)
Website alleges malfeasance; Co. Attorney reviewing complaint
"...On the heels of a report today in the Austin Bulldog alleging that City Council members' individual meetings with..."

Jan. 25, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Campaign Trailing
A few notes from the run-up to your own participatory government
"...The city election endorsement game is in full swing, raising the..."

April 3, 2009 News Column by Michael King

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