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City Hall Hustle: If You Don't Build It, They Will Still Come
The welcome mat can only hold so many people
"...job. Every week brings some new accolade from publications and institutes large and small, praising the city for being..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Running the Numbers
Previewing this week's agenda
"...construction of Water Treatment Plant No. 4's pump station and plant (Item 7) $189,000..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: It All Costs Real Money
Historic zoning, affordable housing, recycling, firefighting ... and laundry
"...the laundromat this weekend, the Hustle instinctively turned the handy establishment tube to Channel 6. The City Council meeting..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Small Council, Huge Agenda
Maybe they could use a few more members after all ...
"...break, the agenda's an incredibly dense, 137-item affair – and that's not including the unveiling of the city manager's..."

July 24, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Welcome Back, Gus!
A Heavy Agenda for Garcia's new council
"..."Mayor and Council, it pains me to say this, [but] I'm..."

Nov. 23, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Jackie, Oh!
"It's been a long time since a woman was mayor," Jackie Goodman mused the other day.
"...woman was mayor," Jackie Goodman mused the other day. Understand, of course, that she was conjuring the image of..."

Sept. 29, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

On Shaky Ground
Plans for Jewish Center and Palmer Still Undecided
"...approximately 350 speakers each - the Palmer Auditorium issue and the Dell Jewish Community Center (DJCC) debate. Despite obvious..."

March 20, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Council: Cash on Hand
City's RISE and RENT funds ready to deliver relief
"...begun to distribute millions of dollars in rent relief and direct cash assistance through the second round of its..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Urban Farm Debate Intensifies
UPDATED: Council postpones vote on revised ordinance
"...process of drafting a revised code has been long and arduous, relying heavily on public input and community participation...."

Oct. 17, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

The Daily Hustle:1/11/11
City Council agenda highlights for Thursday
"...“concerns about the large price differentiation between the first and second proposals of approximately $6.1 million, about 25 percent..."

Jan. 11, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News shorts
"...in such a manner as to avoid public knowledge and public input in violation of the Texas Open Meetings..."

Aug. 24, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

There's Something About Mary
Mary arnold gets down to brass tacks on bradley deal
"...directors, Arnold has served on both the Parks Board and the Planning Commission, has run for City Council, and..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Power Assist
Who's Who
"...years ago with the election of Mayor Kirk Watson and freshmen Council Members Bill Spelman and Willie Lewis --..."

Aug. 27, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

City Loses Court Challenge Over LDC Protest Rights
Ruling voids prior 7-4 votes on code rewrite; next steps unclear
"...City Council votes on Austin’s effort to rewrite its Land Development Code, because the city failed to meet two..."

March 19, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

A CodeNEXT Questionnaire
"...CodeNEXT is the city's effort to rewrite Austin's land develop­ment code (LDC), begun in 2013, which dictates "what,..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

City Hall Hustle: The Lure of Rainey Street
Bars, cars, and teeny tiny homes
"...future of Rainey Street – where a burgeoning bar and restaurant scene has received mixed reviews from neighboring residents..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 9/21/10
What's on the council agenda?
"...Hey hustlers and hustlettes - TDH is back with a full agenda..."

Sept. 21, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Council Shouldn't Be So Wrapped Up in Parking
"...answer.) Endless requests by businesses, especially builders, for variances and zoning changes to accommodate poor planning or increased entitlements..."

Nov. 4, 2008 Postmarks

Mart Growth
Will the city stand up for its neighborhoods and urban vision against Wal-Mart?
"...the city rather get sued by – its citizens and neighborhood associations, or Wal-Mart? That's shaping up as the..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Page Two
Seton Healthcare Network's undermining of a proposed hospital district -- combined with the city's consistent lack of long-term planning -- may have tragic, real-world consequences.
"...hospital district with the surprise revelation that they are planning a new children's hospital is a horror story of..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Austin Stories
"...reappear on the ballot for at least two years, and in the meantime Capital Metro is rebating to its..."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature

Mueller: The Art of the Deal
Will the City Give Away Mueller Airport to Save Barton Springs?
"...So. Let's say you have this big chunk of land. And let's say you've got big plans for it...."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
City Council Members continue to debate the fate of the proposed Congress Ave. Gotham condominiums, with debate now centering on height restrictions and the city's Waterfront Overlay ordinance.
"...For a while, it was like listening to pro- and anti-gun forces debating the true meaning of the Second..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Three True Tales of Urban Infill
Believe It, or Not...
"...1950s, the density of then livable cities like Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh was more than 12,000 people per square..."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

How to Learn More About the Land Development Code Revision
Interactive maps, timelines, and the nitty-gritty of zoning code
"...The Land Development Code and map that are posted on the..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature

The People’s Plan to Curb Displacement
"This is coming from the Eastside, not coming from above, but below"
"...It was nearing 11:30pm on Tuesday when the Zoning & Platting Commission finally turned attention from individual zoning..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Life After Gentrification
When you and your home both have to move
"...dozen other mobile homes, gas pumps, a convenience store, and the traffic on the highway, there's not much else..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Why Does Everyone Hate CodeNEXT?
Can a polarized Austin reach consensus on land use by next spring?
"...closed in previews. The massive, years-long attempt to revise and update Austin's complex land development code of ordinances –..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

"No Kill" for Traffic
Vision Zero action plan aims to eliminate traffic fatalities
"...bend in the three-block stretch of road. Gutierrez was standing on the street; Gault Street has no sidewalk. He..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

When Is a 'Game Room' a Bedroom?
The fight over superduplexes continues at 1917 David Street
"..."has a minimum of 70 square feet in area and is not a kitchen, utility room, common living area..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

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