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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

City Budget Squeezed Between Basic Costs and State Neglect
The city has $1.03 billion in taxpayer money. Here's where it's going.
"...Last week's city budget presentation began in tears – those of interim..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Prisoners of Success
The ever-elusive Austin determination to "manage growth"
"...In the spirit of Mayor Steve Adler's "Austin Everybody Chill Out Day," I'm..."

April 21, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: What We Think of Us
City's "community survey" an annual public selfie
"...We love Austin. We believe Austin is a great place to live..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Pinot in the City Brings Oregon to Austin
Willamette Valley wineries converge on JW Marriott
"...Ah, the fabled City of Roses. Stumptown. Cold Austin. For every nickname Portland..."

Jan. 24, 2017 Food Post by Dave Randall

Judges: Move the Lab out of APD!
Court judiciary pens memo to Council, county commissioners
"...issued a memo on Monday unanimously recommending that the city’s currently shuttered forensics lab – currently run by the..."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: Clowns to the Left of Us, Jokers to the Right
The overwhelming hubris and audacity of Uber continues
"...Returning to a few of my favorite topics today: the overwhelming hubris and audacity..."

June 10, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Grove PUD Neighbors Sue City
They say the city's interpretation of Texas' valid petition rights statute is wrong
"...Last week, landowners surrounding the 75-acre tract of land at Bull Creek and 45th Street, an unzoned,..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: How Much Money Is Too Much?
As Uber and Lyft's millions flood, Austin voters may have had enough of Prop 1
"...Lyft (via their political action committee, Ride­shar­ing Works for Austin) had filed finance reports with the City Clerk reflecting..."

May 6, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: In Defense of Socialism
Government does a lot of good things that aren’t possible to achieve privately
"...and by County Judge Sarah Eck­hardt's fine recent State of the County speech, that there is a lot of..."

March 25, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

State of the City 2016
Mayor Steve Adler declares Austin “prosperous, strong … and cool”
"...There were no great surprises in the mayor’s “State of the City” address Tuesday night at Zachary Scott’s Topfer..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Austin Music Census Data Will Remain Private
Attorney General grants exemption from open records requests
"...drawn-out open records dispute over results from last year’s Austin Music Census has come to a conclusion as Texas’..."

Feb. 1, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Council: Welcome to Solar City
Council buys megawatts, ponders PUDs, and contacts neighbors
"...The mood at last Thursday’s City Council meeting was lighter than it had been in..."

Oct. 7, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Austin Film Society Wins Public Access Bid
After a decade, channelAustin won't run city's cable public access
"...The Austin Film Society is set to take over the city's..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

When Is Austin Not “Austin”?
Debate flares over research on Black Austin diaspora
" responding to recent research reflecting the decline in Austin’s African-American population, even while the city's overall population is..."

Jan. 29, 2015 News Post by Michael King

City to Review SXSW
Council directs staff to perform a 'post-event review'
"...After a brief discussion at last Thursday’s City Council meeting, Council passed unanimously a resolution directing City..."

March 31, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Follow the Money
Final city budget discussions begin in earnest
"...There were few surprises in last week's formal presentation of the proposed city of Austin budget. Whether that's a..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Column by Michael King

The Future of Urban Agriculture
Will the City of Austin love its urban farms to death?
"...The Urban Farms Process and Code Coordination Working Group of the Austin/Travis County Sustainable Food Policy Board held its..."

May 17, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

Point Austin: Instrumental Incentives
The National Instruments deal provides a model for economic development
"...Of the economic incentive deals put together by the city..."

March 8, 2013 News Column by Michael King

F1 Event, Vendor Permit Deadlines Close, City Warns
With race four weeks away, city updates on road closures
" around Formula One weekend, you better hurry: The city of Austin has sent out the list of deadlines..."

Oct. 19, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Activate This!
One insider's fight to make 'good old liberal Austin the city it thinks it is'
" and small-business owner currently under contract with the city of Austin, took the witness stand in federal court..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

Carter Family Files Civil Rights Suit Against Officer and City
Suit claims officer used excessive force
"...The family of Byron Carter, the 20-year-old man killed during a May..."

Oct. 11, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

How Cool Is Austin
2010 snapshot of the ACPP 'five plans'
"...Municipal Plan Make all city of Austin facilities, fleets, operations carbon neutral by 2020.Objective..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature

Point Austin: Deciding What To Settle For
City Council poised to prolong the Sanders / Quintana agony
"...It's been an axiom of this column that what's bad for the country (or..."

July 30, 2010 News Column by Michael King

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

78704 Is a Historic State of Mind
The Louis and Flossie John House opens to the public
"...Sunday, May 23, for a cocktail party and tour of this interesting house...."

May 19, 2010 Design Post by Anne Harris

Austin's Political Ecosystem
Swearingen's Environmental City tells the inner history of city politics
"...that passed by her house along Shoal Creek. The city declined to fund the project, so she wrote a..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

New Bike City
In time for SXSW, Austin rolls out miles of new bike lanes and features
"...When Central Austin streets become crowded and traffic-snarled and the spring weather..."

March 12, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

No Trail of Lights
City announces Zilker Tree Holiday Festival instead of traditional illuminated promenade
"...With the budget crunch casting a shadow over the city's biggest holiday season celebration, the decision was simple: a)..."

Nov. 12, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: What's Your Incentive?
Citizens question the city's standards for drawing employers
"...More often than not, speakers before City Council reveal as much..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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