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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.
"...and in no mood to contemplate the Austin City Council in any manner whatsoever, many a joke could perhaps..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

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

The Council We Deserve?
In the races for City Council, it's a search for competence amidst the chaff
"...Council Member Jackie Goodman, stepping down this year from her..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

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

Jan. 7, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Recap: Not Many Tools in the Toolbox
City Hall tries to stretch its funds for music, housing
"...City Council approved a new vision for the $15 million in..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Budget Afterthoughts
Council members offer post-approval thoughts on FY 2016 budget
"...Late last week, shortly after City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, we asked Council..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Post by Michael King

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 to..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

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

Feb. 4, 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.
"...to the force of pure logistics, the Austin City Council gave preliminary partial approval to a neighborhood group's recommendation..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Recap: A Big Bucket of BidenBucks to Stitch Up the Safety Net
Homelessness response anchors $263.5 million spending plan
"...a historic step toward ending homelessness in Austin, City Council voted to allocate $100 million in federal stimulus and..."

June 11, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: A Quick Start, But No Victory Lap, on Reworking Public Safety
Council unites behind prompt reforms, big APD budget cuts
"...a series of unanimous votes Thursday, June 11, City Council took its first steps toward creating a new reality..."

June 12, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council Unanimously Votes to End Low-Level Pot Enforcement
Manley responds: "APD will still enforce marijuana laws"
"...low-level possession of marijuana (POM) cases, the Austin City Council, on Jan. 23, voted unanimously to effectively eliminate the..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

City Council Moves Gently on Riverside Redevelopment, Less So on Hotel Occupancy Tax
First meeting after summer break features plenty of theatrics
"...City Council gave preliminary approval on Thursday (Aug. 8) to the..."

Aug. 9, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council: Nights of White Linen
As focus shifts to budget prep, agenda goes high-speed
"...Returning from its July hiatus, City Council zipped through a 120-item agenda like the proverbial hot..."

Aug. 8, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Council: Austin, Can You Spare $7 million?
CodeNEXT, budget, and the long shadow of the state
"...As the year wears on, most City Council discussions carry one or two undertones: the 2018 budget..."

June 26, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Council: Robert Rules, OK?
Plaza Saltillo inches forward, Capitol views move East, and tears flow
"...The national political context again shadowed City Council Thursday, Feb. 16, as tensions simmered over immigration, questions..."

Feb. 20, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Council: Committee on Committees
City Council reorganizes, searches, ponders Saltillo
"...Last Thursday’s City Council meeting (Feb. 9) was not the most eventful –..."

Feb. 13, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Council: Save the Coyotes!
A morning on wild, wild life, an afternoon on workers’ rights
"...(Oct. 6) that still lasted until nearly 10pm, City Council spent its morning debating the finer points of coyote..."

Oct. 10, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Council: Budget Crunch Time [UPDATE]
City Council continues final number-crunching
"...With budget-reading days looming – Sept. 12-14 – Council spent Thursday afternoon reviewing final possibilities for cutting, increasing,..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Council: Fire in the Hole
The new Council begins its re-organization
"...our first direct experience of the new 10-1 City Council in action – today (Thursday, Jan. 22) features both..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

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.
"...mechanical noise in a city that the present City Council hopes will grow more mixed and compact. A resolution..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Column by Kevin Fullerton

Council Recap: Meet the New Chief, Not the Same as the Old Chief
Chacon commits to change as academy moves toward reopening
"...With a unanimous vote of the City Council, Assistant Chief Joe Chacon leveled up to become interim..."

March 26, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

What’s on City Council's Agenda This Week?
Council has its hands full. Here are some of the agenda items we're watching.
"...It's been a busy week for City Council, with a joint Capital Metro board meeting on Monday,..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: (A Little More) Help Is On Its Way
Relief to include direct cash aid to struggling Austinites
"...At its meeting Thursday, April 9, City Council approved unanimously $15 million of relief for low-income Austinites..."

April 10, 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 on..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

New, Improved Camping Ban Fizzles at Council
Consensus collapses as the hot summer of homelessness drags on
"...City Council declined on Friday afternoon, Sept. 20, to act on..."

Sept. 23, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Council: Put on Your Hard Hats
City Council, staff get to work
"...City Council has no regular meeting this week, but its members..."

June 8, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Knocked Down and Drug Out
City Council, on into the 12th round
"...Finding the positive, last week's City Council meeting did end at a decent hour. Quite fortunate,..."

May 18, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Because We're Happy!
Council dances, hires, and lives the Life Aquatic
"...City Council adjourned at not quite midnight last Thursday (Feb. 1)..."

Feb. 6, 2018 News Post by Michael King

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