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Naked City
Activists to push for stronger affordability language
"...Comes the Train," last week), comes before the Austin City Council tonight (Thursday), allegedly at 6pm. The Austin Transit..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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's Bumpy Road
Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?
" 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

Council Watch
The Gotham Cometh: Town Lake Condo Clears First Hurdle; Council Moves On to Water
"...the Statesman -- which took verbal hits from the council at last week's meeting -- could have used the..."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

City Hall Hustle: Fault Lines
KeyPoint blunders point to weakness in council-manager government
" 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

Council Watch
Business as Usual: After Bradley, Council Moves on to Other Things
"...those of you having trouble keeping up with the council's itinerant meeting schedule, relief is on the way. After..."

April 7, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Council moves out of City Hall annex, addresses the needs of poor, examines csc's record on hiring minority contractors, approves neighborhood proposal for the chamption tract, names a designer of the Mexican American Culture Center.
" know that in German towns they call their city hall the "rathaus"? If this reporter hadn't been on..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Important Council actions in 1999 and what's on the agenda for 2000.
"...down memory lane as you recall the year in City Council with this list of some of the high-..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Council shrinks Champion development at Loop 360 and RM 2222; taxi drivers want to raise fares, Gary Bradley development agreement doesn't provide enough information.
"...Bowing to the force of pure logistics, the Austin City Council gave preliminary partial approval to a neighborhood group's..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
City Council considers status of various development-related lawsuits in executive sessions.
"...supposedly settled by the peacekeeping force of the Green Council installed in 1997 -- is still raging. Raging in..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
City inks 50-year water deal with LCRA
"...The Austin City Council approved the 50-year water deal with the Lower..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Water Gate: Is LCRA Offering City a Whale of a Deal?
"...-- Austin City Council Member Beverly Griffith..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Breathing Room for the City Budget
Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections
"...That's one takeaway from the FY 2019 proposed city budget formally presented by City Manager Spencer Cronk Monday..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Council Approves Workplace Nondiscrimination Measure
City manager to review current policies
"...“My career at the city has been marked by discrimination, harassment, and retaliation,” said..."

March 25, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Council Gets Dirty
Representatives engage in ... legal combaaaaaat!
"...In this week's news roundup: Council votes to deliver a $600,000 settlement to the family..."

Feb. 8, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Council Wrap-up
Staff not amused by some CMs' ideas on how to cut the budget
"...The big news hitting City Council at Tues­day's work session was only indirectly related..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

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

Naked City
Tied Up in Cable, Mauro Tries to Stop the Pipeline, Smart Growth reconsidered, and Hyde Park Redux
"...making telecommunications company reps squirm is an art form, Council Member Will Wynn might be the next Jackson Pollock...."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Naked City
For the first time, council members will have to say how much a proposal costs before they put it on the council agenda; and changes to the city's billboard ordinance draw debate, but the council postpones a decision.
"...Council Members Daryl Slusher and Beverly Griffith squared off last..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Naked City
City council lingers over matters including the fate of the Austin Music Network, the city's media system as a whole, and the proposed Mueller Airport swap.
"...Even though the City Council hadn't met for a month, it wasn't very..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Lumberman's Investment Corporation has offered a compromise to the city on its plans for the Sand Beach Reserve, located just north of Town Lake; the CityCouncil approves a $1.8 billion budget.
"...same kind of parks-vs.-roads standoff that Mayor Watson and Council Member Griffith have been staging for months, the City..."

Sept. 15, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Council Watch
City plots downtown's retail future
"...lot of hurry up and wait at the Austin City Council this week. The first post-Second St. meeting was..."

Feb. 4, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Planning Commission and two council members consider measures to reduce commercial noise pollution near residential land; Vista Ridge PUD developer negotiates compromise agreement on its single-family development overlooking Bull Creek.
"...readings officers took on Alexander's property didn't violate the city's nuisance noise ordinance. So Alexander called the city's zoning..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Column by Kevin Fullerton

Council Watch
City and developer Gary Bradley reach agreeement on development
"...News flash: Gary Bradley and the city of Austin bury the hatchet; Bradley's 3,000-plus acres to..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
City Council hears neighbors' complaints about noise from the new Austin Bergstrom International Airport; and the city's solid waste services is headed for automated changes.
"..."It's show time, Willie." Hearing City Manager Jesus Garza utter these words to kick off..."

Sept. 17, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Recap: Undoing Austin’s White Supremacist Legacy
A Juneteenth holiday, renamings, alcohol rules among changes
"...its July 29 approval of four resolutions introduced by Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, City Council this week took steps..."

July 31, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: It's a Long Way From City Hall to the Landfill
Tensions over trash, and wheeling and dealing to Save Muny
"...With relatively little friction on the dais, City Council at its Thursday, Feb. 20, meeting inched forward..."

Feb. 21, 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..."

Nov. 15, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Set to OK New Contract for Downtown Homeless Shelter
Council ready to take next (Front) Steps
"...City Council returns to the dais today, Thursday, Jan. 31...."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Hush Please … We’re Hiring a City Manager
City requests A.G. ruling to keep search confidential
"...Although City Council will meet today (Thurs­day, Nov. 2), the 21-Item..."

Nov. 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

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