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Public Notice: A Fresh Take on Development
City's new "one-stop" permitting shop opens at Highland
"...July 6, marks something of a milestone in Austin's development history, with the long-awaited opening of the city's new..."

July 2, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Cute Nail Studio Offers Free Services to Trans Youth
Together with Out Youth, the salon creates a safe space for queer kids
" space for LGBTQ clients seeking nail and waxing services...."

Dec. 11, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Taylor Prewitt

Urban Renewal, Sustainable Development, and ... Fluoride?
Preview Pt. One of a crowded Council agenda
"...this resolution approves recommendations from the Health and Human Services Department regarding fluoridation and calls for the City Manager..."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

A Guide to Austin's Land Development Code Lingo
Know your zones
"...the Oct. 4 first draft of the proposed Land Development Code, with major amendments that have been proposed since..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature

Health and Human Services: Making Do With Less
Health and Human Services takes another hit
"...the myriad 2011-12 functions of the Health and Human Services Department, Director Carlos Rivera reports more than 45,000 immunizations..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

City Council and Staff Push and Pull Over Campsites and Transit Oriented Development
OK, how about here?
" be living there; and access to public transportation, services, and income opportunities. Staff wants more guidance on some..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Land Development Code Zone Summary
Don't know your R1s from your MS2Bs? We break it down for you.
"...allow a mix of uses, including housing, office, and services. Properties that do not have a residential entitlement today..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature

Shared Services Uproar: Students Busted in Tower Sit-In
Tensions around job sharing plan peak
"...Tensions surrounding UT-Austin's Shared Services plan peaked last Wednesday, when 18 students were arrested..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

After a Decade of Decline in Teen Parents, Support Services Brace for Rising Demand
It takes a village
" state data from the Texas Health and Human Services Department. For school-aged teens under 18, the number of..."

Dec. 23, 2022 News Feature by Sara Hutchinson

testsite 08.5 ~ Temporary Services
A Chicago art group brings Austin punk and the mighty congresswoman together
"...Temporary Services, as the group is called, was engaged by local..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Casting Votes Against Development
"...and would like to cast a vote against this development. The latest was Central Market, the adjacent condominiums and..."

Feb. 21, 1997 Column

Rethinking Social Services: Five Priorities
City moves to reconsider social services funding standards
"...service funding were culled from the Health and Human Services section of the 1979 Austin Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. The..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Exit Interview: Animal Services Chief Tawny Hammond
Hammond championed no-kill shelter policy in Austin
"...she would leave her position as the city's Animal Services Chief to take a job as Midwest regional director..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council Recap: Social Services Win
Council approves multimillion plan to fund social services contracts
"...Child Inc. – to increase funding for “self-sufficiency social services” by $2,282,238 for a total combined amount of $40,319,844..."

April 1, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Council Slashes Parking Requirements, Ushering in New Era of Development Rules
City expresses optimism that eliminating parking minimums will lower the cost of building housing
"...Now, developers will be able to decide how much..."

Nov. 10, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Spencer To Head Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
"...Spencer to head the city's Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office. The move comes at a time when the..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Add-Backs to Cut City Services
"...Community Services $2.14 millionMunicipal Court: $337,067 for clerks, social service contracts,..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature

Budget Development
Ordering from the Concept Menu
"...totaled just over $11.8 million in "Health" (including social services), and ranged from social service initiatives carried over from..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Arrested Development?
Young-at-heart Austin is home to a booming Young Adult literature scene
"...Public Library also host teen book clubs ( Children Services librarian Elizabeth Murphy facilitates the four-year-old Yarborough Branch Library..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Books Feature by Melanie Haupt

Tax Credit Development in Austin
"...Since 1987, the Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Services has approved tax credits for almost 3,000 apartment units..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature

City Hall Visits Sin City and Musk’s Boring Co.
Will what the Development Services Department learned in Vegas stay in Vegas?
"...Ten employees with the city's Development Services Department flew out to Las Vegas earlier this..."

April 15, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Looking Back on the Champions Tract Rezoning
Does this development belong in this particular corner of the Hill Country?
"...adds to locals' long-held list of grievances with the development, including unmanaged traffic, risks to water quality, environmental degradation,..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

City Staffers in Vegas’ Tesla Tunnels: Still Not Clear Why!
Neither Project Connect nor AUS needs the Boring Co.'s services yet
"...Austin Development Services Director Denise Lucas authorized 10 of her staff..."

April 22, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan
Exploding some of the myths regarding the city's loan to the Downtown restaurant.
" a tiny taco joint, but as an economic development engine for Austin, it packs an outsized wallop. The..."

June 6, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

The Next Steps for Elysium Park
Affordable housing development gets first-reading approval
"...11-21) from the Department of Neigh­borhood Housing and Community Development, requesting Council approval of developer applications for state low-income..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Opening Up Pandora’s Box
A look inside the Land Development Code revision progress
"...the next (and possibly final) draft of the Land Development Code Revision. That process started Tuesday morning at the..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

CodeNEXT Chief Quits
Matt Lewis resigns amid human resources investigation
"...announced that Matt Lewis, who has been leading the development of the CodeNEXT overhaul of city planning ordinances, has..."

June 16, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

City Council Notebook
A rundown of what's happening at City Hall this week.
"...pleasant already. Item 15: Funding Early Head Start child development services from … Child, Inc. Name-wise, who else is..."

Sept. 25, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Council Clashes Over 2017 Budget
Competing ideas on how to spend $969 million
"...pays for most of what residents generally consider city services: police, fire, EMS, parks, libraries, health and human services,..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Taking Budget Mountain by Strategy
To balance the city's long-term accounts, financial discussions need to climb beyond the General Fund
"...on the General Fund, which includes only tax-financed city services – a not inconsiderable amount at about $615 million..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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