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Council Weighs Choices on Eastside Housing and SAVES Fund
Trying to find the best worst option
"...at the last City Council meeting, a volatile Eastside zoning case returns this week for a final vote. Neighborhood..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

City Council District 7: Land-Use Politics Take Center Stage
"...In the race for District 7 in Central and North Austin, incumbent Leslie Pool has drawn a sole..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

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

Opinion: Time to Look in the Mirror on Housing
Builder David Whitworth asks, is protecting single family zoning a Republican or Democrat issue?
"...point about protecting single family areas end up front and center at the Republican National Convention?..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Column by David Whitworth

Portland How-to
"...off the mark you are with regards to the Land Development Code rewrite. If you want what Portland did,..."

Sept. 3, 2020 Postmarks

Planning Commission Leaders Step Down to Chart Housing Waters
Conor Kenny and Fayez Kazi look to bring more affordable housing to Austin
"...The top two leaders of the city's Planning Commission – Chair Conor Kenny and Vice Chair Fayez..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Public Notice: Where’s Our LDC Rewrite?
Back into the looking glass with your City Council
"...Portland, Ore., has been in the news a lot recently..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

What’s on City Council's Agenda This Week?
Council has its hands full. Here are some of the agenda items we're watching.
"...Capital Metro board meeting on Monday, work session Tuesday, and a regular voting meeting split across Wednesday and Thursday,..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
Resilience, rethinking, recovery
"...on the public safety status quo, fueled by protest and rage over police violence, is topic A as Council..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Full Speed Ahead
City, AISD unfazed by public criticism
"...surreal meetings Tuesday night, July 21, first city staff and then the Austin ISD board of trustees each got..."

July 24, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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

First Hearing for Land Development Code Revision Lawsuit
Plaintiffs claim city hasn't met state law requirements for zoning changes
"...Lawyers representing the city of Austin and a group of property owners met in the 345th..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Feb. 28, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council Recap: It's a Long Way From City Hall to the Landfill
Tensions over trash, and wheeling and dealing to Save Muny
"...University of Texas for the Lions Municipal Golf Course and preliminary approval to new housing at the former Graffiti..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing ideology and clownery, could see a major political shift this election..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Adler Offers Olive Branch After Second Reading of Land Development Code
Code compromise?
"...debate, City Council advanced its effort to rewrite Austin's Land Development Code to the third-and-final stage late on Thursday,..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel
"...Board of Education, a perennial hotbed of right-wing ideology and clownery, could see a major political shift this election..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Council Recap: Land Code Revision Advances to Final Round
Late-night second-reading vote features familiar 7-4 split
"...Austin City Council advanced its effort to rewrite the Land Development Code to the third-and-final stage late on Thursday,..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Land Development Code: What's New in Draft Two
A look at the latest version of Austin's revised land use rules
"...staff released a revised version of the LDC text and zoning map last Friday, Jan. 31, incorporating changes that..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Council Prepares for Round 2 of the Land Use Rewrite
Calm before the code
"...a light agenda on Thursday, Feb. 6, as members and their staff spend most of their energy on preparing..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

When Did the Single-Family Home Go From Being the American Dream to an Urbanist Nightmare?
One policy wonk's view of how we got here
"...once again locked in one of our emotionally brutal and seemingly endless civic disputes, this one over the Land..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Public Notice: Department of Unintended Consequences
Could the new land development code actually make Austin less affordable?
"...In the ongoing debate about Austin's Land Development Code rewrite, there's usually a point when someone..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

An End to Pot Prosecutions?
Council considers resolution to effectively decriminalize low-level possession
"...for their first regular meeting of the new year and new decade this Thursday, Jan. 23. The headline agenda..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

2020 Council Races Already Taking Shape
Alter draws a challenger for D10 seat
"...10, which includes a toehold in the central city and much of West Austin. (Sethi filed her campaign treasurer..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

2019's Big Stories Shaping Austin's Path Into a New Decade
Never a slow news day
"...10 News stories of 2019 included some unexpected shockers and some long-anticipated milestones, but they all have one thing..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

City Hall Ready for Liftoff on New Land Use Rules
It's as easy as flood protection, affordability, parking, transition zones ...
"...of the three votes required to approve a new Land Development Code, the same conflicts that have animated land..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Public Notice: Speed 2, Trust 0
AISD board, City Council give up on consensus-building
"...political scene, as first the AISD Board of Trustees and then the Austin City Council settled for what amounted..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Here Comes the Vote
Council preps for marathon Land Development Code hearing and first reading
"...After two lengthy work sessions on the Land Develop­ment Code revision this Tuesday and Wednesday, City Coun­cil..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Motherless Austin
Building a better city, but at what cost?
"...highly enough – largely for Edward Norton's remarkable direction and his performance as a film noir hero driven by..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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