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"...the ad campaign has played it up to be, City Hall is instead a thoughtful meditation on the workings..."

Feb. 16, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

City Hall Hustle: Next Act, Major Drama
Mayor anticipates a year of living dangerously for City Hall
"...note, in February, offering a wide-ranging State of the City address celebrating recent, high-profile employers like Facebook and LegalZoom..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Staffing Overhaul at City Hall
Big changes out of City Manager's office, reshuffle in Mayor's staff
"...does that compare to the rabbit hole that is city politics? After the jump, news on some major staff..."

Nov. 28, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Razing Arizona
City Hall sends regrets to the Grand Canyon
"...Now it's the Austin City Council's turn. Last week, before it even materialized on..."

May 7, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Strayhorn the Populist
Ex-mayor visits City Hall, blazing another nuclear trail
"...might have been instructive to the group gathered in City Council chambers last week to oppose adoption of Austin..."

April 30, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Michael Cargill Wins Right to Pack Heat at City Hall
Court rules in favor of local gun enthusiast, City fined for violating open carry statute
"...Cargill last week won his years-long struggle against the city of Austin over his right to carry his weapon..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

City Hall Hustle: The Hustle Bids Farewell ...
A bittersweet goodbye to the city politics beat
"...The City Hall beat here at the Chronicle comes with a..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Call Us Ambiguous
Feeling confused? You must be talking to city legal
"...Once, the Hustle asked City Attorney David Smith the color of the sky. Six..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: A Movable Feast
City data, apps, and more turkey talk
"...Austin's latest steps in the long-awaited redesign of the city's website. (What, you thought I was talking about something..."

Nov. 25, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Budget, Bonds, and Big Plans
Hard times and planned projects to collide at city forums
"...opportunities this week on major financial decisions facing the city: the city budget and the proposed November bond election...."

June 18, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: And So the Money Goes
Final City Budget Adoption Not Quite So Final
"...shouldn't be surprised a decision as big as the city's 2010 budget – which, despite its eyelid-drooping, number-crunching wonktitude,..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

What's at Stake at City Hall?
City elections bring debate over people, priorities, and propositions
"...shore up his street rep as a tough guy. Challenger Danny Thomas spent 20 years as an Austin cop,..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Solid Waste Rocks!
Solid Waste Services goes national with its name campaign
"...There's a scandal under way at City Hall that's rocked our government to its very foundation,..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Park Pud? Pick Your Punch Line.
Developer scales down plans for office tower
"...their ..., etc.). But the Park PUD, returning to City Council on Thursday, Jan. 13, following a postponement, is..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Trouble Abhors a Vacuum
There's always room for argument at City Hall
"...gonna be something," said Laura Morrison at the last City Council meeting, explaining her "conservation of controversy" theory. Any..."

June 19, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

'Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall'
Russia's Maksym Kurochkin weaves our town into his new play
"...Many a local writer has put our city onstage. Tonight, a Russian takes a turn...."

Nov. 6, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Little City Hall
Architectural Team Picked to Design Scaled-Down Building
"...Austinites are damn good at fighting City Hall, even though we don't have one. We're also..."

April 7, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Packing Heat at City Hall?
Jury's still out on the legalities
"...out on whether concealed handguns can be carried into City Hall. Michael Cargill, former City Council candidate and owner..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Should Be Available for the People
"...democracy. Citizens are not allowed to use their own City Hall. Before the old City Hall was closed in..."

Jan. 3, 2007 Postmarks

City Hall Hustle: Fault Lines
KeyPoint blunders point to weakness in council-manager government
"...is a rare thing. In the person of retiring City Attorney David Smith, we have someone responsible for the..."

May 28, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Fighting City Hall
What began as a play for Austin by a Ukrainian playwright has become a dispatch from the front lines of a war
"...that activity with neighborhood associations, local long-range planning initiatives, city commissions, and the like, plus just generally working to..."

May 2, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City Hall Hustle: Lee Leffingwell's Big Adventure
The new mayor promises a safe landing
"...When Randi Shade rolled out the City Council's present to outgoing Mayor Will Wynn – a..."

June 26, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

“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

City Hall Hustle: Agreeing To Disagree
Outside City Hall, crowds gather; inside City Hall, clouds form
"...Occupy Austin – scheduled for this Thursday (today) at City Hall's outdoor plaza...."

Oct. 7, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Council Kix Pix to Click!
Music, water, and fusion in the air
"...but the stars are out – the stars of City Hall! And not only the celebs sitting on the..."

Aug. 7, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Singing From the Hymnal
Library and music advocates still looking for official harmony
"...latter was raucous and impassioned. But both briefings at City Council last week – one on the recommendation process..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The People's Gallery at City Hall Shows Women With Disabilities in a New Light
The Bold Beauty Project of Texas exhibits portraits of courageous women from across the state
"...flirty smile – at the People's Gallery exhibit at City Hall. "I always tell people, 'It's okay. Go ahead..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Arts Feature by Laura Jones

Attack on Democracy at City Hall
"...seen such an egregious case of corporate power at City Hall as the attempt by many on the City..."

April 14, 2013 Postmarks

City Hall's Bumpy Road
Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?
"...at 7:10am, Katie Larsen, a senior planner in the city's Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Dept., catches the No. 16..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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