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What Would $720 Million for Transportation Buy?
City Council mulls the "Go Big" bond in preparation for the November ballot
"...dubbed the "mobility bond" or "Go Big" bond by Mayor Steve Adler – are the seven "smart corridor" projects..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Council: No Marxism Around Here
City Council pushes homestead exemption by thinnest of margins
"...members 1 through 4, joined by center city D9 Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo (who noted her relative anomaly),..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Herding Council Cats
City Council takes on 103 items ranging from bonds to staff review
"...the morning to the transportation bond discussion, and while Mayor Steve Adler strained mightily to persuade his colleagues that..."

June 24, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Zimmerman, TPPF Sue City Over "Sharing Economy" Regulations
D6 CM files suit over language in the Prop 1 ride-hailing ordinance
"...Mayor Steve Adler's office responded to the suit in a..."

June 24, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Public Notice: Only Two Episodes Left
Plot twists and cliffhangers as Council approaches season finale
"...Mayor Steve Adler's office issued another push this week to..."

June 17, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Council wrestles with itself over bonds, spending
"...Last Thursday (June 9), three council members – Mayor Steve Adler, District 2 Council Member Delia Garza, and..."

June 15, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Parliamentary Maneuvers
Council plows through agenda beneath a persistent TNC cloud
"...TNCs. The nominal issue was a resolution (sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, District 7 Council Member Leslie..."

May 23, 2016 News Post by Michael King

City Council Picks Up the Pieces
"...Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo is considering drafting a resolution..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Public Notice: Think Globally, Vote Locally
Why your country is depending on you to vote no on Prop 1
"...the political world is ready to fight back. Houston Mayor Sylves­ter Turner gave a blistering speech last week, in..."

May 6, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: Like a Room Without a Roof
Council takes on PUD rules and hear late-night STR testimony
" attendees were predictably unenthusiastic). Afterwards, a freshly rejuvenated Mayor Steve Adler commented, "Count me among the doubters when..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Incompatible Binaries
TNC debate still sucking all the available oxygen
" the voters in May. In an extended disquisition, Mayor Steve Adler said he abhors “binary choices,” and still..."

Feb. 2, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Council: "Sharing" Showdown Arrives
Plenty of contentious business for the first Council meeting of the year
"...or schedule a May election to impose them. Meanwhile, Mayor Steve Adler is scrambling to find some middle ground..."

Jan. 22, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Holistic or Hiccup?
Council members ask for money for transit improvements for their districts
"...district representatives and the remainder to be allocated by Mayor Steve Adler...."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Headaches for the Holidays
In the home stretch, members wrangle short-term rentals
"...2015 stretch run this week, a little shorthanded (with Mayor Steve Adler out of town) but nevertheless addressing more..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

News Roundup: Congress, Council, & Concealed Weapons
Guns in; refugees out
"...1 City Council candidate Michael Cargill has reportedly informed Mayor Steve Adler that the city's "30.06" signs (forbidding firearms..."

Sept. 8, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Point Austin: Unmet Needs
As Council wrangles the budget, groups push for more funding to breach inequalities
"...the next week, beginning in earnest today (Aug. 27), Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members will be gamely..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Column by Michael King

News Roundup: Questions and Answers
Paxton expects to be in court for approximately forever
"...proposed FY 2016 budget – i.e., "budget amendments" – Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members have been adding..."

Aug. 23, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

What Do Austinites Want?
10-1 City Council wrangles its first budget
"...common refrain during early August Council work sessions, with Mayor Steve Adler, echoed by several Council members, reiterating that..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: A Word About "Wards"
The homestead exemption is not just a feeble "tool," it's an inequitable one
"...theme following the vote, congratulating the Council and the mayor for "rising above ward politics," while noting that Mayor..."

June 19, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Council: Taxes Are Challenging
Council prepares to challenge TCAD
"...seen. Item 22 could be called bipartisan: sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo (District 9), co-sponsored by D5's..."

May 22, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: More Brisket, More Staff
Talking around barbecue smoke, staffing up, and more
" District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria (with co-conspirators Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and CM..."

April 10, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue
Council takes on barbecue smokers, and smoke gets in their eyes
"...Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria – and co-sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo (D9), Mayor Steve Adler, and..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: First, Do No Harm
Council dives in
"...The sessions will follow a uniform structure: mayor and moderator Steve Adler's introduction, followed by five 10-minute..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Diving Right In
The new 10-1 Council begins to re-invent Austin government
"...watchwords and order of the day. Led by fledgling Mayor Steve Adler, the 10 Council members (only District 9's..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

10-1 Ticker... Endorsements All Around!
Which recently defeated candidate is endorsing which run-off contender?
"...Foes Now Friends: Former mayoral candidates Todd Phelps (10%) and Randall Stephens (1.8%) have..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by the News Staff

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads
Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote
"...and raising money, as well as policymakers such as Mayor Lee Leffingwell, who has made this project the final..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?
"...(Admittedly, it’s a bit startling to see former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first image onscreen, repurposing, as..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Road to 10-1: Western Additions
Add two more – Districts 8 and 10
" of declared Council candidates to 58, plus five mayoral wannabes – 62! – and a few folks lurking..."

June 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

"...courtship, the headliner arrived on the Sheryl Cole for mayor campaign, as the Mayor Pro Tem announced Sat­urday that..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature

Council: Are You Suddenly Sleepy?
Council rolls through the resolutions as Leffingwell becomes a jetsetter
"...a couple of postponements for tactical reasons, and because Mayor Lee Leffing­well's out of town. By now he should..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

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