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Naked City
Off the Desk
" to be an enthusiastic supporter of open government, and sometimes actually rises to the occasion and defends the..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

"...flats) would be allowed in Low Density Residential (LDR) zoning in the new zoning code. That's true, but they..."

June 16, 2017 Column

The Daily Hustle: 10/26/10
Sussing out a so-so agenda
"...But when nearly half your zoning items are postponed, and items from council are barely..."

Oct. 26, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Making of Downtown North
The Domain may sound like just another fancy mall – but planners say it's the seed of a second Austin
"...It's been derided as a shopper's Disneyland and pre-emptively dismissed by many Central Austinites as a..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

North Central Blues
APD's new North Central Area Command force is bringing community policing to blighted north central neighborhoods
"...A short line of duplexes and fourplexes, each in various states of disrepair, lines John..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

CodeNEXT Leak Stirs Up Drama
Long-awaited land development code proposal expected Jan. 30
"...draft. Last Saturday, Jan. 14, an unidentified party uploaded and publicized a file labeled "codenextdraft," a 327-page digital document..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Feature by Caleb Pritchard

Austin Oaks: The Other Grove
The Grove at Shoal Creek is not the only PUD worth arguing about
"...10, there's another equally divisive project that has the candidates divided: the Austin Oaks PUD at the intersection of..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Council: In the Zone
A full zoning meeting, with a few other wrinkles
"...14) is devoted almost entirely to 20 or so zoning cases, most with public hearings still open, so depending..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

East Austin Studio De-Tour
Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods
"...front of the house belonging to artists Philippe Klinefelter and Sunyong Chung; it's not until you walk up the..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

The Common Law
Does the Setback Ordinance Apply to My Garden Shed?
"...I live in Austin, and I started to build a small garden shed alongside..."

July 31, 2009 Column by Evan Johns

Pocket Parks Popping Up All Over Town
Miniparks stake out green space in a crowded city
"...offer an achievable way to add well-used recreation space and a welcome bit of greenery in central city neighborhoods...."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Council Watch
"...pointed out the CJC's proximity to Pease Elementary School and the central campus of Austin Community College. They fretted..."

April 27, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

If It's July, It Must Be Re-Org
City Manager Toby Futrell moves to reorganize planning – once again
"...will feature a substantial reorganization of the city's myriad planning and development functions. The object, writes City Manager Toby..."

July 16, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Where Has All The Money Gone?
Most of the city's General Fund is spent on things City Hall doesn't want to cut.
"...Police (40.4% of the total General Fund), fire (21.1%), and EMS (5.1%) make up two-thirds of the General Fund..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

CodeNEXT Public Hearings Open to Austin Residents
When and where you can give feedback on the land use code rewrite
"...Recommendations from both land use commissions (Planning and Zoning & Platting) are expected..."

April 18, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Grove Matters
Council kicks the Shoal Creek Tract Case to October
"...City Council labored until 7:30pm Thursday on its heavy zoning day. The hot-button postponements were revised regs on short-term..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Post by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: History Abated
Council returns to the vexing question of historic zoning
"...of Education, we can do a dustup over historic standards pretty well ourselves here in Austin...."

June 11, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Public Notice: Tool of Racism?
CodeNEXT fears aired; hopes expressed
"...For a City Council and staff trying hard to put a happy face on..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: What Goes Around ...
This week's news sounds suspiciously familiar
"...To recap, in case you missed last week's episode, and presented for your consideration without comment: Uber and Lyft..."

March 20, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Hall Hustle: Sins of Commission
Levy KO'd by Tovo as public safety assumes the position
"...Only for natural disaster, assassination, and steroid investigations does board and commission action garner as..."

July 15, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Developing Stories
City just says no to $1 million. Go figure.
" the city of Austin Afford­able Hous­ing Trust Fund, and in turn the city would expedite the project review..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Column by Katherine Gregor

September 20-26
"...options for Austin: single-member or a combination of single-member and at-large council seats. 5-7:30pm. Austin City Hall, 301 W...."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Feature

Look Who's Talking About the Budget
Council focuses on utilities slice of budget pie
"...biggest slices of the pie: utilities like Austin Energy and the Water Utility and infrastructural slices of the General..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Rewriting Austin History
City tackles ambitious preservation plan, contentious ordinance
"...The city's Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department has launched the overhaul of the..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

He's Got a Little List
Key highlights and lowlights of the proposed city budget
"...Some highlights (and lowlights) of City Manager Jesus Garza's proposed FY 2002..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Damn the Analysis – Full Speed Ahead
City report cut to protect "false narrative" on LDC?
", including his customary "Narrative of overall market trends and observations from the City Demographer," which read:..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

New political action committee intent on influencing May council elections emerges
"...May City Council elections. The progressive coalition says it demands "a responsive, inclusive city government that will comprehensively address..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...will also help AISD fix leaks, improve ventilation systems, and install ADA-compliant fire alarm systems and ramps. The bonds,..."

Feb. 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Public Notice: What Is the Sound of One Shoe Falling?
City releases CodeNEXT draft to mild reaction ... so far
"...On the one hand, the world is going to hell, our civil liberties..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Can This District Be Saved?
The revival of the Warehouse District is rooted in Austin's history – and its popularity is also its peril
"...It's Friday night, and Downtown's Ware­house District is hopping. Live music pours out..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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