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Cap Metro: The Quarter Cent Shuffle
Why Cap Metro takes a quarter-cent and then gives it back
"...Those unaware of the quarter-cent backstory might wonder: Why did the financially strapped transit..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Gone and Quartered
Stiffed on Capital Metro money, the city scrambles to fund another $51 million in transportation projects
"...was finally approaching construction. But both projects relied on "Quarter Cent Program" funding from Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority –..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Where the Money's Going
How has the city been allocating transportation funds?
"...City Manager Howard Lazarus have accelerated road-work schedules and Quarter Cent Program projects, in part as "our own local..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Cap Metro to Pay Up by 2019
Council to vote on new agreement regarding Quarter Cent program funds
"...million it owes the city as part of its Quarter Cent program. Last Thursday, April 15, the Capital Metro..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Show Us the Money
City and Capital Metro closing deal on Quarter Cent money owed
"...it is still owed from Capital Metro under the Quarter Cent Program interlocal agreement? That's still under discussion, although..."

April 16, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Developing Stories: The Rail Learning Curve
Spillar outlines city plan to avoid Cap Metro's missteps
"...The preliminary design and engineering work for the central city circulator rail project will be in the hands..."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Mystery Train
Light Rail's narrow defeat at the polls has probably spared Capital Metro an assault by legislators in January. But the agency is trying to figure out how to keep rail on track while satisfying Republican legislators who want sales tax returned.
"...1999 to strip the transit authority of its full cent of sales tax, Cap Met leaders knew that if..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...The Board of Adjustment settled the Duval Center parking dispute (for now) on Monday, Sept. 8, by..."

Sept. 19, 1997 News Feature

Making a List
Examining the prospects for Austin's lobby at the 77th Legislature
"...utilities, and, in Capital Metro's case, control over its quarter-cent sales tax. But Austin's legislative agenda, which the City..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...bit of good news for Christmas: Several local assistance programs will receive more than $3 million in federal funds...."

Jan. 1, 1999 News Feature

Council and Cap Metro Prepare to Hand Transit Plan to Voters
City's big plan is nearing the station
"..."initial investment scenario" that could be financed with an 8.75-cent city property tax rate – separate from the current..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...staff has unduly ignored their input in readying the center for the transfer. What Councilmem-bers Jackie Goodman, Beverly Griffith,..."

Sept. 27, 1996 News Feature

It's a Good Economy, Stupid
Austin Plays Weak Catch-Up in Boom Times
"...needed for years, but won't get until the next century. Before the city found out its property values had..."

Aug. 23, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

News Roundup: Guns, Gays, and Gaffes
Austin: It's like a whole other country (from Texas)
"...list of businesses banning open carry in light of recent legislation; a police officer receives recognition and an investigation;..."

Jan. 4, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Leander, Cap Metro Not Breaking Up Yet
Residents turn out to support transit agency
"...before the July 18 meeting. Hill feels that Leander's one-cent Capital Metro sales tax, which amounts to more than..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Stories
"...rebating to its member jurisdictions their share of the one-quarter-cent of sales tax (out of the full cent Cap..."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature

Naked City
The City Council adopts a legislative agenda focused on protecting the city’s right to govern itself.
"...has in sessions past. Still, the city's official legislative program, passed by City Council last Thursday, anticipates an almost-all-defensive..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Arms on Brazos
As it nears completion of an extended 'Great Streets' rehab project, has Austin learned any lessons?
"...becomes the latest beneficiary of the city's Great Streets Program, designed to make the urban core more livable, walkable,..."

Aug. 5, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Recap: Tip the Band, Skip the Pork Chop
Relief funds for artists, planning for fair and just mobility
"...to utilize funds in the existing Creative Space Assistance Program to provide emergency grants to artists and venues facing..."

April 24, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Tug of War
Changing Chamber Funds
"...City), and Asian chambers of commerce to support marketing programs aimed at minority business travelers. But in order to..."

Aug. 6, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council: Throwin’ Shade
City Council, hotter than an August sun
"...Council, which recommended (among other things) a "democracy dollars" program that would go toward funding candidates who are running..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Turn Out the Lights ...
It's the very last meeting of Council, and it's stuffed to the gills
"...for the northeast area of Downtown, in collaboration with Central Health, and to start moving toward land planning...."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Magical Mystery Tour
"...to the public we serve," he said in a recent interview. "And we perform that service well. So I'm..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Budget Blackboard
Write 100 Times: AISD Needs More Money
"...AISD Budget Director David Rastellini estimates that a nine cent increase in the current tax rate of 1.311 would..."

June 20, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

Dollars Down to Earth
1995-96 City Budget Shoots for Balance
"...by 6%, (except for public safety departments), proposed a 1cents effective property tax increase (the increase has since been..."

Sept. 8, 1995 News Feature

Jesus Saves
With the city facing its biggest budget crunch in a decade, city manager Jesus Garza has begun to make some tough financial choices.
"...new fiscal austerity when the tightest city budget in recent memory is released this summer, and they scoff. "With..."

May 25, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Can't Get There From Here
While suburban rail spends and stumbles, Cap Metro's transit-dependent riders wait at the end of the line
"...benefit to people with disabilities goes beyond dollars and cents, says McPhail...."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

AISD Goes Global
Johnston High School welcomes immigrant students and makes waves in the neighborhood
"...35 hours a week at McDonalds. He sends every cent he can to his sisters and brother back in..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It
Shall we dive in?
"...to the 51st Street pool to find a massive, quarter-inch-wide break in the foundation of the tub, right over..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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