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DAA Proposes New Anti-Solicitation Ordinance
A proposal to amend the current city of Austin anti-solicitation ordinance
"...3) a brief of the proposal by the Downtown..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature

Competing Tunnel Visions
Traffic Solutions at Sixth and Lamar
"...Local business owner Evan Williams says that all the DAA wants is to get people in and out of..."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Who Owns Sixth Street
Is Austin's Sixth Street Entertainment District undergoing an identity crisis? -- and who are the designated shrinks?
"...Street property and business owners, the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), and Austin Police Department officials, as well as city..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Watson's Way
Mayor's Homeless Package Leaves Some People Cold
" the supposed support of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) whose executive director, Charles Betts, came bearing a DAA..."

April 24, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" on the rate reduction Dec. 4. -- A.D. DAA Bets on Betts The Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) searched..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature

Everybody Loves a Wynn-er
Will Wynn is his own flavor of ice cream -- pure vanilla, but mixed with nuts
"...wouldn't have to build over the aquifer, gave the DAA's highest honor to the Save Our Springs Alliance, and..."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Off the Desk:
"...Change The official line at the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) is that Jose Martinez left his executive director's position..."

July 26, 1996 News Feature

Greenbacks for Green Space
City moves to make development pay more for parks
"...despite the fact that Downtown parks, for which the DAA currently must provide significant fundraising and volunteers, would get..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Hotel Project Sparks Downtown Skirmish
A proposed hotel complex at Eighth and Congress has had a particularly dramatic saga en route to Council
"...Certainly, it's unusual for the DAA to oppose Downtown development – indeed, rare to see..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Developing Stories
Getting back to our Wooldridge Square roots
"...and graduate research assistant Brett Koenig (paid by a DAA grant), in the spirit of engaging with Austin. It..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Streetcar Desires
The Austin streetcar has a consensus – it still needs champions
" organization to embrace the streetcar. Wade Cooper, a DAA advisory board member, said it has the group's enthusiastic..."

July 20, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Devil in the Details
After 10 years, the Great Streets master plan runs into controversy over two-way streets.
"...To the R/UDAT, the DAA, and the city's own planners, a booming downtown and..."

Oct. 4, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Lay of the Land
Timing Is Everything
"...more) and former chair of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA). "There's a national trend toward urban-core redevelopment, which we..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Executioner
"...When staff from the DAA and Ms. Karen Akins of OWANA went together in..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Column

Downtown Bound
City to Lease Downtown Lots to Residential Developers
"...ostensibly held by the Downtown Austin Alliance. Though the DAA has made important accomplishments on an everyday scale --..."

Nov. 28, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Class War
Homeless Hearing Stinks Up Council Chambers
"...Lucy Buck, associate director of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), displaying a list of 26 neighborhood groups and community..."

Aug. 8, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

The Latest Proposal
Downtown businesses and orgs form an alliance
"...Specifically, the DAA will be asking City Council to extend the current..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

Austin Makes Federal Case Over New Courthouse
Austin leaders try to influence the feds' new U.S. courthouse project.
"...courthouse in one fell swoop," in the words of DAA President Charlie Betts...."

Nov. 22, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Vision of a New Republic
Plans for the Revitalization of Republic Square
"...all arise in the vicinity of Republic Square, the DAA's attention focused on the southwest quadrant of downtown...."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Chale Nafus

Bubba Likes It
Barton Springs and Riverside: A Separate Place
"...Four, with the birth of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), the Chamber-backed forces behind the downtown public improvement district..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Density Bonuses
Three concepts
"...limits of 8-1 floor-to-area ratio an "antiquated concept," the DAA position – its board response to the Design Commission..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Safety First
Broken-Window Theory
"...annual budget is funded by the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), an association of downtown property owners. The DAA's $1..."

April 2, 1999 News Feature by Bryan Mealer

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...natural deterrent to crimes of opportunity. More immediately, the DAA is again seeking support for persuading City Council to..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

Day Labors - Night Falls
Austin's Day Labor Site Attracts Drugs, Criminals
"...and start being a "transient"? The Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), a self-taxing business group which represents property owners in..."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature

Tunnel Vision
The New Waller Creek
" the new capital-improvements budget," says Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) executive director Jose Martinez, "and clearly, it isn't now...."

July 12, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Next Shot at Ending Homelessness
Thanks to an infusion of philanthropic cash, the city and its iTeam embark on a new effort
"...Ott, who in 2015 had been implored by the DAA to do something about the increasingly dire conditions in..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Towers of Power
Are high-rises the key to a middle-class Downtown?
"...of the Downtown Austin Alliance "until very recently," says DAA executive director Charles Betts. The DAA has mused about..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
" be sold in the downtown area, unless the DAA allows it, between 7pm and 7am. Aside from the..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Column

Homeless Scapegoated
" be sold in the downtown area, unless the DAA allows it, between 7pm and 7am. Aside from the..."

Dec. 13, 2004 Postmarks

Naked City
The Downtown Austin Alliance presented its annual Impact Awards to groups and individuals responsible for "revitalizing" the Central Business District, but not everyone is happy with what they consider downtown gentrification.
"...The DAA praised City Council members, the mayor, and city staff..."

Jan. 19, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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