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Council to Vote on "Anti-Eviction Ordinance"
Ordinance allows 60-day grace period for rent payment during pandemic
"...City Council will vote on an “anti-eviction ordinance” at its meeting on Thursday, March 26, that will..."

March 23, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Sparks Flares Over City's SOI Ordinance
Court hearing on anti-discrimination ordinance goes poorly for city
"...A city ordinance that would protect low-income renters from housing discrimination remains..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Housing Ordinance Back in Effect – For Now
5th Circuit vacates previous order that halted the ordinance
"...The status of the city’s source of income discrimination ordinance continues to oscillate...."

March 18, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Council to Vote on TNC Ordinance
Ride-for-hire companies face regulation
"...Thursday, Dec. 17, City Council will vote on an ordinance to amend the City Code with its first official,..."

Dec. 14, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Heritage Tree Ordinance Takes Root
Tree lovers stand their ground – and win
"...week, the City Council passed a so-called Heritage Tree Ordinance, which aims to tighten restrictions on the cutting of..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Smoking Ordinance Headed for the Ballot
Onward Austin gets its anti-smoking signatures
"...Onward Austin, in support of a far stricter smoking ordinance, to place the measure on the upcoming ballot. The..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Anti-Smoking Ordinance Wins Federal Round
Judge tells bar owners they filed in the wrong court
"...bar owners who oppose the new, more restrictive smoking ordinance scheduled to appear on the May 7 ballot. The..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Judge on Pregnancy 'Clinics': Signage Ordinance 'Vague'
Anti-abortion centers evade medical service signage requirement
"...late June, a federal judge struck down an Austin ordinance that would require unlicensed "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" – religious..."

July 11, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sparks Upholds Fair Housing Ordinance
Judge rules against landlords on discrimination
"...landlords in the case against the city's source-of-income discrimination ordinance, his Feb. 27 ruling instead found against the plaintiffs...."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Strengthening the Ordinance
"...the Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed ordinance, the Environ­ment­al Board did so on Oct. 3 with..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature

Sidewalk Ordinance Softened
"...the City Council has altered the wording of an ordinance that would have prohibited sitting or lying on downtown..."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

The SOS Ordinance Turns 20
Remembrances of an election that changed Austin's political environment
"...8, 1992, voters overwhelmingly passed the Save Our Springs Ordinance – a voter-driven initiative to protect Barton Springs against..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Ordinance Targets Demolitions Posing as 'Remodels'
Remodeling projects must fit narrower definition
"...A new city remodel ordinance went into effect this month and is expected to..."

July 30, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Event Street Closures: Compromise Ordinance Doesn't Solve Barricades
Stakeholders agree on a proposal for closing streets for special events
"...A new street closure ordinance, adopted by City Council on April 30, codifies a..."

June 5, 2009 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Serious Concerns Over Amending SOS Ordinance
"...Leffingwell’s proposed amendment to the voter-approved Save Our Springs Ordinance would make it easier for redevelopment of existing buildings..."

Nov. 6, 2007 Postmarks

What's Needed: a Working Spay/Neuteur Ordinance
"...with this whole debate is this: A working spay/neuter ordinance would do so much more for lowering the intake..."

June 19, 2007 Postmarks

First Project Under New Ordinance Gets Nod
Project in Barton Springs Zone wins unanimous council approval
"...first big construction job affected by a 2007 redevelopment ordinance that establishes rules for old or abandoned building sites..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council Passes Ordinance to Lower Race Costs
City will charge 5K and 10K races flat fees for traffic-control plans and barricading
"...has taken steps to control those costs. A city ordinance passed by council last Thursday will charge 5K and..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Opposes McMansion Ordinance
"...the McMansion proponents [Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in Austin, “Best of Austin,” Oct. 13]. The McMansion..."

Oct. 19, 2006 Postmarks

Time to Rethink Valet Parking Ordinance
"...Dear Editor, The Valet Parking Ordinance that council passed some years back was a golden..."

Nov. 2, 2005 Postmarks

No on Project Duration Ordinance
"...no on grandfathering or not complying with established city ordinances. It was bad enough that the ridge over Barton..."

March 27, 2013 Postmarks

Time For A Spay/Neuter Ordinance
"...city to look into passing some sort of spay/neuter ordinance? The boards of directors at Emancipet, the Austin Humane..."

Oct. 9, 2012 Postmarks

Austin Needs a Spay/Neuter Ordinance
"...disappointed that no one is talking about a spay/neuter ordinance. For a progressive city like Austin, it saddens me..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Postmarks

DAA Proposes New Anti-Solicitation Ordinance
A proposal to amend the current city of Austin anti-solicitation ordinance
"...proposal to amend the current city of Austin anti-solicitation ordinance. The current ordinance bans "aggressive panhandling" throughout the city..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature

Patch the Holes in Sidewalk Ordinance
"...Dear Editor, Austin's City Council will consider a sidewalk ordinance on Dec. 6. The gist of the ordinance (posted..."

Nov. 28, 2007 Postmarks

Sound Ordinance Woes
"...you've written about this exact angle on the sound ordinance, but here it goes. I own my own home..."

Oct. 18, 2004 Postmarks

New Smoking Ordinance Unfair to Restaurants That Feature Live Music
"...like to talk to you about the impending smoking ordinance and its affect on our business. The current ordinance..."

June 1, 2004 Postmarks

Texas Republicans Vow to Repeal Ordinance
"...after the Austin City Council voted to pass an ordinance mandating private employees receive compensation when they're sick, that..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Needs Spay/Neuter Ordinance
"...other cities have done and pass an enforceable spay/neuter ordinance. Without that ordinance in effect, the taxpayers of Austin..."

May 4, 2010 Postmarks

PUD Ordinance in Action
The new South Shore District PUD tests the new PUD ordinance
"...the effects of the city's new planned unit development ordinance, intended to produce "superior" projects. The application – filed..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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