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Council: Hello, I Must Be Going
The new City Council wades into deeper water
"...budget) and the unconfirmed nature of the still-in-development, site-specific works-in-progress. (Some CMs also questioned whether nationally renowned artists Rachel..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Road to 10-1: WDAF Forum
10-1 is a marathon; not a sprint
"...the candidates appeared familiar with exactly how the program works and how it affects Austin residents. (The Chronicle would..."

Aug. 18, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

A Declaration of Independence
Zavala Elementary and Principal Sean Fox are succeeding at going their own way
"...Sons, were charged with building the nation's first Public Works Authority housing project, Santa Rita Courts, to the east,..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Civics 101
"...SMOKE-FREE MULTI-UNIT HOUSING FORUM Property owners and managers considering smoke-free policies are..."

July 26, 2013 News Column

Developing Stories: What's Wrong With the Super PUD
The proposed PUD amendments won't fix the problems without a plan
"...PUDs to incorporate the city's Commercial Design Standards, affordable housing, locally owned businesses, public art, enhanced green building, and..."

June 6, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...met with enthusiasm from the staff of the Public Works Department. Capital and Roadkill pedicabs would like to take..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature

The Towers of Power
Are high-rises the key to a middle-class Downtown?
"...are the tallest late-model project built during the Downtown housing boom. (The venerable Westgate Tower next to the Capitol..."

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

Accepting the Challenge
Meet the candidates for AISD Board of Trustees.
"...affords her the perspective and knowledge to understand what works and doesn't work when implementing curriculum and interpreting accountability..."

March 29, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Barrientos Misrepresented
"..."single-family homeowner residential conservation plans," in fact, are exclusionary. Housing prices are dependent on supply and demand. Home prices..."

May 7, 1999 Column

Losing Our Lunch
"...S. Austin Downtown Needs Affordable Housing..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Column

"...sight, out of panhandling range) and ensuring that the housing constructed in the urban core is more affordable. The..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Column

Conventional Wisdom
Is It Wise To Expand Austin's Convention Center?
" And the city's high-profile push for more downtown housing got a jolt when it became clear that Convention..."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Servicing the Public or Public Service?
"...mayor, is a registered lobbyist at the city. He works for Austin CableVision...."

Aug. 9, 1996 News Feature

City Council District 10: In Seven-Car Race, Alter Finds Center Lane
D10 appears most likely to end in a December run-off – predicting who will make it past Nov. 3 is not easy.
"'s strategy for ending homelessness. "Con­vert­­ing motels" into supportive housing facilities "is a fundamental abuse of taxpayer dollars and..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...a threat to themselves or to others, and a housing-first strategy of purchasing and renovating motels into bridge housing..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

City Council Aims to Calibrate Camping Rules
Three-phased approach reflects growing consensus on dais
"...prohibitions on public camping, sitting, or lying. As more housing and services become available, and as the agencies and..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Hall Gets Better at the Basic Business of Budgeting
Early indicators are good, but difficult fiscal conversations linger
" around its priority issue of the moment – housing and homelessness. As we reported last week, these include..."

Aug. 16, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Imagine Austin With CodeNEXT
Draft two brings big changes, more questions
" The new version also includes more opportunity for housing growth by implementing mixed-use zones to allow some residential..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

As Austin Grows, So Does the Risk of Flood
Forget the 100-year storms. City flooding happens all the time, often right in your backyard.
"...Protection Department. Later that year, voters approved a public works bond to fund the buyouts of damaged houses near..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Elgin Agrarian Community Promises Co-op Living on the Blackland Prairie
“It’s like an urban twist on traditional farming.”
"...recommendation by Jackson, his former research manager, who now works for the city of Austin's Economic Development Department. Jackson,..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Developing Stories: Goodie Basket Development
The Grayco South Shore PUD proposal adds public benefits for height
"...for people with disablities got a requirement for accessible housing into PUD standards. "Frankly, we'd never have even thought..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Lee & Carole & Brewster & All of Us ...
Five candidates for mayor jockey to be first among equals
"...questionnaire, Leffingwell says the city needs to promote affordable housing – in part to combat suburban sprawl – "through..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Urban Planning: A Roundup
How Austin is working toward getting better by design
"...sustainability and climate change, environmental protection, neighborhood preservation, affordable housing, economic development, and local and regional mobility."..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Tracking Cap Metro's Eastward Proposal
The Green Line takes conceptual shape
"...and Elgin can advance social equity. In part because housing is cheaper farther out from Austin, many current corridor..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Homeless Funding Struggle
Agency overseeing Austin's most comprehensive web of homeless services scrambles for funding
"...Homeless Downtown and co-manages the Garden Terrace Residences, offering housing to the homeless. But no less importantly, Front Steps..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...the Wal-Mart/Northcross Mall controversy to the agenda, so expect fireworks aplenty. See "Point Austin," "Beside the Point," and p.20...."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature

Crestview at the Crossroads
Near north neighborhood faces redevelopment transformation
"...Accelerating signs of change are obvious, however. The housing prices, once attractive to first-time home-buyers, are rapidly shooting..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Our readers talk back.
"...characterized as a "hysterical and venomous personal attack." Clark-Madison works for TateAustin, which represents many large corporate interests that..."

May 19, 2006 Column

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...those changes should be. The road expansion, in the works since 1986, is intended to serve not only Oak..."

July 15, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Austin Stories
" without either major news from the city or fireworks from the cyclists and Eastside neighbors in attendance. David..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature

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