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Betty Baker Rules
Love her or fear her, Austin's land-use queen rules the city her own way
"...north of MLK. As long as there are viable neighborhoods south of MLK, which there are, I cannot support..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Their plan calls for lots of new student housing -- but all in one place
"...the University of Texas while preserving the adjacent historic neighborhoods." That text from the draft of the city's Central..."

Jan. 16, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Best-Case Scenario
After years of work, Envision Central Texas goes majorly public.
"...about "growth management." (No aquifers, no Central Austin historic neighborhoods.)..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Is "neighborhood planning" the tool for the job Austin needs done?
"...Crestview, Wooten, and the Arboretum/ Great Hills area. These neighborhoods are organized, active, demanding, and already thin of patience..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
If Mueller is a model, then why wasn't it followed with the Villas?
"...reinvest in its urban core. Get the citizens and neighborhoods involved early, start with clear goals you want to..."

April 12, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Mapping the Changes
A preview of proposed new single-member districts
"...come into play, and the City Council decreed that neighborhoods and neighborhood planning areas should be kept together. (Three..."

April 5, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

On a Short Lease
"...channels of the New Mueller effort: to the Mueller Neighborhoods Coalition (and especially on its e-mail list), to the..."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Two historically opposed neighborhoods along Manor Road find a common enemy in plans to expand neighborhood arterials to make room for traffic into the redeveloped Mueller Airport site.
"...1955. Manor, the commercial strip that divides the two neighborhoods, might as well have been the Rio Grande...."

June 29, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Olu Dara Neighborhoods (Atlantic)
"...Olu DaraNeighborhoods (Atlantic) An avant-garde trumpeter of note on the NYC..."

June 8, 2001 Music Review by Jay Hardwig

Light Rail Debate
Former City Council Member Max Nofziger vs. Current City Council Member Daryl Slusher
"...I see crowded streets, cars routinely cutting through neighborhoods, and pressure for massive highway expansions. For example, official..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

If You Can't Stand the Heat ...
Republican Jill Warren is behind in the polls and going negative on her Democratic opponent Ann Kitchen, in the race for House District 48 in Travis County.
"...enclaves in progressive West Austin, and liberal and Hispanic neighborhoods in South Austin...."

Oct. 13, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Mueller re-development is a rip-off and "affordable housing" is a sham.
" (for the developer, the politicians, and the adjacent neighborhoods). Too bad it is grand larceny of the owners..."

July 7, 2000 Column

Prepare for Departure
Mueller Airport Redevelopment Project Inches Toward Council Approval
"...redevelopment project that increases the tax base, enriches the neighborhoods around it, and puts flesh on the bones of..."

June 30, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Dell Computer moves to drinking water protection zone, sister neighborhoods program to launch May 20, Bruce Mills becomes Chief of Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Tom Ridge.
"...If there is safety in numbers, then the Sister Neighborhoods Program just might be the ticket to learning how..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...viable candidates who strongly support both the environment and neighborhoods need not be divisive. We view it as significant..."

March 3, 2000 Column

Naked City
Parents and neighborhood activists are outraged that the city has failed to implement recommendations made by the Sidewalk Task Force years ago.
"...what fitful efforts the city makes to equip all neighborhoods with adequate pedestrian facilities. The efforts are fitful for..."

Dec. 31, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Northwest Austin neighbors of Hyde Baptist Church's Quarries property map out a plan for fighting massive development in their neighborhood.
"...of natural beauty at the nexus of five suburban neighborhoods. Residents there say that plans by Hyde Park Baptist..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Council Watch
Travis Country residents battle with private school's placement of its athletic field
"...the next block. You sigh and think, that's what neighborhoods like Travis Country were made for, right? Wrong, according..."

Dec. 3, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Don't Cry for Rainey
"...Editor: Apparently you know traditional neighborhoods about as well as Dan Quayle knew Jack Kennedy...."

July 23, 1999 Column

Withering on the Vine
One Gardening Group Struggles While Another Thrives
"...cut all lifelines to its local satellite gardens in neighborhoods, elderly care facilities, and schools...."

July 31, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

The A-Word
Affordable Housing Plan Lacks Bricks and Mortar
"...both projects came down to bitter, "not-in-my-backyard" protests from neighborhoods who feared the influx of crime and poverty that..."

April 10, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...has recommended the East Cesar Chavez, Dawson, and Chestnut neighborhoods for the city's initial round of neighborhood planning. The..."

Aug. 15, 1997 News Feature

Off the Desk:
"...would have sent 180 18-wheelers a week through Eastside neighborhoods. Since the city is the owner of the railway,..."

July 5, 1996 News Feature

The ARA Clubhouse
Mitchell's Very Exclusive Board
"...Revitalization Authority (ARA) to add representatives from the Eastside neighborhoods affected by the proposed redevelopment of E. 11th and..."

Dec. 22, 1995 News Column

One Size Doesn't Fit All
City Land Code Revisions
"...of suburban development we have now," says Goodman. "Isolated neighborhoods that are empty during the day, and non-residential areas..."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

Urban Removal?
East 11th and 12th Get Plowed
" it is planned. Leaders from five of six neighborhoods near the ARA's boundaries -- Blackshear/Prospect Hill, Chestnut Hill,..."

Nov. 17, 1995 News Feature

Race and Class Inform Disparities in Road Deaths
All crises are not created equal
"...perspective, this is a solvable problem. Putting money toward neighborhoods that have historically had less infrastructure investment could go..."

Sept. 2, 2022 News Feature by Benton Graham

Austin at Large: The Bold Eye of the Beholder
Watson releases his first housing proposals, puts his “get it done” brand to the test
"...become something else, and it ended up being the neighborhoods around Mueller, more than anyone else, who got that..."

July 22, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Be It Flood or Fire, Austin Is Preparing for Disasters to Come
Austin residents must be prepared for hell or high water
"...the National Fire Protection Association that certifies towns and neighborhoods with a wildfire preparedness plan – out of about..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin at Large: Does Austin Need SF Zoning?
Or is this status quo protection already obsolete in the City That Never Shrinks?
"...of dumb provisions that mostly apply in wealthier Westside neighborhoods that allow ADUs when their occupants are seniors, or..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

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