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Who Will Benefit the Most From Annexation?
"...Taxpayers Defense Fund had kicked off that day, warning Austin residents that annexation would cost them $9 million per..."

Nov. 14, 1997 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Election Notes: Notes at the End of the Road
Just a few more days of this deluge
"...10 Council Member Sheri Gallo. On Oct. 28, the Austin-based political committee launched www.galloforsale.com, an oppositional website focused on..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature

Down the Rabbit Hole … Still [UPDATE]
City Council re-dives into short-term rentals … and hasn’t yet emerged
"...This morning's meeting opened with a lengthy statement from..."

Sept. 22, 2015 News Post by Michael King

The More (Maps) the Merrier!
A brief introduction to the ICRC's proposed City Council district map – and a few alternatives
"...Almost a year ago, and after many false starts, Austin voters opted to carve the city – for representative..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

STRs: Trying To Draw the Line
City staff recommend the lightest possible regulations for short-term rentals
"...specter of commercial use creeping its way into residential neighborhoods, pushing out families as it goes. STR supporters, meanwhile,..."

June 8, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
"...Council Member Randi Shade wasn't suggesting that Austin's new Parks & Recreation Department director should leap onstage..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Final Forum?
Austin Police Department's Police Chief's Forum the final farewell?
"...Crime and Safety forum, sponsored in conjunction with the Austin Police Department's Police Chief's Forum, "a group that represents..."

May 1, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Developer Not Making Good on Wal-Mart Moratorium?
Responsible Growth for Northcross says Lincoln no Honest Abe
"...Last night, Responsible Growth for Northcross sent out a..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Will Towering Condos Spring to City Approval?
Developers tout proposed high-rise as perfect fit for Downtown; neighbors aren't so sure
"...400-foot height – which would make Spring one of Austin's tallest buildings – has attracted much attention and controversy,..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Shrinking Schools
While the suburbs sprawl, central city schools count their children – and their blessings
"...the kind of school that it's sometimes easy for Austinites to forget exists – a good school on the..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

I-35 Planning Not a Two-Way Street
To some East Austin residents, the Texas Dept. of Transportation is an Orwellian evil empire-like state agency that will pave over your house if not watched closely, despite the agency's best efforts to put on a happy face.
"...To some East Austin residents, the Texas Dept. of Transportation is an Orwellian..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Would You, Could You Be My Neighbor?
The new incarnation of neighborhood planning and the latest handicapping of the mayoral candidates
"...relinquishing my post as chair of the Central East Austin Neighborhood Planning Team, I cannot crow about how our..."

Aug. 31, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Light Rail Debate
Max Nofziger argues that light rail is too costly and will destroy the Austin we love.
"...Rail Will Cost Too Much and Destroy Austin..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Max Nofziger

Count Me In
there's power in numbers with the census 2000 data.
"...counting everybody is hard work, especially in cities like Austin that are on the demographic move. And a decade..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

All Aboard
New ARA Board Swells With Inclusion
"...Corporation's (GNDC) new status as a member of the Austin Revitalization Authority (ARA) board. After a rocky three-year history,..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...Salazar from the Ending Community Home­lessness Coalition, and East Austin Advocates founder Natasha Harper-Madison. Houston also introduced former Travis..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Insinuations & Lies
"...has nothing to report but insinuations and lies ["Point Austin: The Amazon Invasion," News, Oct. 20]. He is a..."

Oct. 22, 2017 Postmarks

The Odds on Mayor Adler’s $720 Million Mobility Bond
Is the plan just daring enough to work?
"...council members found themselves embroiled in a debate over Austin's terrible traffic and hapless solutions, with one audience member..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

CodeNEXT Is Coming
Special called CodeNEXT meeting signals new day forward for land development
"...urban growth and champions of the city's traditional single-family neighborhoods...."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Feature by Caleb Pritchard

Exiled From Main Street
Can Austin's stock of affordable housing keep pace with high-speed growth?
"...glamorous limo-laden life at their new company ... in Austin, Texas...."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

The Road to 10-1
The City Council districting destination is settled. Is anybody driving the bus?
"...victory of a ballot proposition that would ultimately redesign Austin city politics. The passage of Prop. 3 – to..."

Feb. 1, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

In-Comprehensible? ANC Balks at Comp Plan.
ANC fears Imagine Austin will unravel neighborhood planning efforts
"...The Austin Comprehensive Plan is well into its third phase of..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Compact, Climate-Friendly, Competitive
To restart the economy while saving the planet, the Congress for the New Urbanism advocates traditional neighborhoods for all
"...if it does, the discussions in Denver will affect Austin, shaping the region's neighborhoods, Downtown plans, rail lines, and..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Power to Change
A quick sound check with the Austin mayoral candidates
"...As the ongoing hullabaloo over the Austin sound ordinance in regards to live outdoor music at..."

April 30, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Artists as Developers
A symposium gives creative types a new role in rebuilding neighborhoods
"...signs. With population density returning to city centers, low-income neighborhoods with local histories and identities are vanishing under the..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

City Hall Hustle: Political Drought Withers SMD ... Again
'Gentleman's agreement' stays intact after unsuccessful effort to change Austin's system of electing council members
"...serve in a geographically defined area – would provide neighborhoods with greater accountability, while also delivering more equitable representation..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Watershed Redo
How redevelopment can save the springs ... or not
"...Austin, we still have a problem – the continued commercial..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

RG4N's 11th-Hour Gamble
RG4n wants a third party to reconcile their Northcross plans with the developer's.
"...and Outside Counsel Fail to Move Northcross Negotiations Forward AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2007 Responsible Growth for Northcross (RG4N),..."

March 27, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Mixed Use Meeting Tonight
"...Ordinance, and its centerpiece, the Vertical Mixed Use provision. Neighborhoods can decide to opt-in or opt-out of the zoning..."

Dec. 13, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Here Comes the Train
Can city staff, citizens, and neighborhoods realize – and build – a more livable city?
"...Rutledge Spur Road at the far northern tip of Austin, it's hard to believe the crazy-quilt urban sprawl of..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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