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Naked City
Tied Up in Cable, Mauro Tries to Stop the Pipeline, Smart Growth reconsidered, and Hyde Park Redux
"...damage is not necessarily true," said Dalton Renner, area manager for Southwestern Bell, which claims the ordinance will cost..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Naked City
The Austin Police Department approves a $40 million pay raise for officers as part of its meet and confer contract negotiations; more contentious, however, is a police oversight provision that activists say was "gutted" in the process.
"...the Austin Police Association, representing almost all of the city's 1,200-plus police officers, and city management finally shook hands..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Despite an expected cancellation of the scheduled public hearing on the city's settlement with Stratus Properties, two council members have put forth a motion to start negotiations on a land or development rights swap between Stratus and the city's land at the former Mueller airport.
"...So when are we going to have these City Council public hearings about the city's proposed development deal..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Over neighbors' objections, BFI plans to relocate its recycling center to a site adjacent to the Kensington Park Community.
"...departure from its current Bolm Road site, where the city initiated condemnation proceedings and paid BFI $3.9 million to..."

Sept. 15, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Shane Phelps resigns from the AG's office to run as a Republican candidate for Travis County District Attorney; Community leaders ask Dell Computer to reconsider moving into the Drinking Water Protection Zone
"...The city auditor's evaluation last year of the electric utility's new..."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
More Sickly Every Day
"...City Council members have promised us a fight over a..."

Sept. 24, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...3 may include a ballot question asking if the city should allow the Palmer Auditorium-City Coliseum site to be..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Want to let the city know how you want your tax dollars spent? City..."

May 8, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...While City Manager Jesus Garza is widening his net in search..."

July 18, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...on the Titanic. That means new responsibilities for assistant city managers Jim Smith, Marcia Conner, and Joe Lessard --..."

June 20, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Former Assistant City Manager Byron Marshall, now a higher-up with the city..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...-- that Mayor Bruce Todd has tried to browbeat city staff into taking a privatization stance. This concern grew..."

Dec. 20, 1996 News Feature

Public Notice: City Budget Season Continues
A primer on the schedule and the tax rates
"..."All attention at City Hall is on the budget," I wrote last week...."

July 29, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Council Returns to Land Use Code Conversation
"Everybody is really saying the same thing"
"...largely answered the policy questions put to it by City Manager Spencer Cronk regarding the rebooted rewrite's scope and..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Arts Funding: The Resolution
Council approves FY 19 arts funding, ponders its next move
"...The three-act drama about city arts funding that opened Sept. 13 came to a..."

Oct. 8, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

City Council: 1,020 Minutes Later …
Epic meeting sends Council into summer recess
"...It's only fitting that the last City Council meeting before the summer break would clock in..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Council: Escape From City Hall!
Members navigate homestead exemption politics en route to vacation
"...items (with a few lagniappes) lasting until 3am – City Council didn't actually manage to begin their annual summer..."

July 1, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Still Unsettled
The Sanders saga, set to close before a changed council
"...One year and one election later, it looks like City Coun­cil has the votes to settle the lawsuit brought..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Tall and Short Stacks of Money
The biggest chunk of change is fueling Place 3 race
"...of the public safety unions, the Building Owners and Managers Association, environmentalist and Electric Utility Commission veteran Shudde Fath,..."

April 29, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Council Convenes: Meeting To Meet x 2
Council work session previews council meeting
"...A relatively brief, largely uncontroversial City Council agenda usually isn't the focus of much official..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Ready to Wrap
Budget is ready for council approval, but a few sticking points remain
"...I went into this column on the city budget thinking my hook was the tax rate: whether..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...MRF madness isn't the only City Council malady: Today's meeting (Thursday, June 24) being council's..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: The Magic Water Bullet
What water do we need, and when do we need it?
"...If the recent City Council presentation on the conspiracy-steeped Water Treatment Plant No...."

July 31, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Fiery Colors
Reorganizing the AFD is about money ... and justice
"...on the stump. That would be Item 13 before City Council last week...."

May 22, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...the national economic stimulus package for infrastructure projects, the city of Austin has sent 1,032,296,350 dollars' worth of "ready..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature

Top 10 City Council Moments
"...Clowns All year long, the pending retirement of incumbent City Manager Toby Futrell was the City Hall soap opera,..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

City Hall About to Explode?
The budget may be adopted, but the tension at City Hall hasn't gone anywhere.
"...Eclipsed by City Council's adoption of the Fiscal Year 2008 budget on..."

Sept. 12, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...many customers in West Austin did not get their electricity restored until Monday...."

May 12, 2006 News Feature

Point Austin: Beside the Point: City Council Notes
City Hall notebook
"...There's no City Council meeting this week, following a March 24 meeting..."

April 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

'Hold-the-Line' Budget Hits the City Streets
City manager's spending plan includes "anticlimactic" cuts
"...Today (Thursday) at 2pm, the City Council and the citizens get their first official look..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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