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Maspero: Drinking, Whizzing, Barking
The Williamson County sheriff is accused of a slew of embarrassing transgressions
"...Along with a dozen allegations of public intoxication, Taylor's petition contains a host of additional accusations against the sheriff..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Still Bleeding
APD Officer Jeff White's lawsuit against the department gives new life to allegations of corruption and retaliation.
"..."It has become necessary to bring this suit," White's petition reads, "because of certain practices within APD wherein officers,..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Georgetown city council members fight citizen initiatives to recall them and their ordinances.
"...they lashed out at citizens who turned in two petitions at City Hall. One calls for a referendum on..."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Mostly local scuttlebutt, with trips to Cuba and Denver
"...Clean Campaigns for Austin's fight for the right to petition voters in major shopping centers -- and HEB's counter-fight..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

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Plan for People, Not Cars
"...either get 312 registered voters to sign a ballot petition or else pay $500...."

March 26, 1999 Column

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Warren Responds
"..."Tim Warren ... [is] said to have instigated the petition movement ... [to have Leonard Lyons removed from the..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...On Tuesday, an attorney in Washington, D.C. filed a petition against KVET on behalf of Dorothy Richter, a longtime..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...a case against the city for throwing out a petition that sought to put campaign finance reform on the..."

April 18, 1997 News Feature

False Accusations
"...Angus Tilney Today's Petition Editor:..."

March 21, 1997 Column

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Nobody Can't Beat Him
"...This latest misrepresentation by Alex is an unfortunate repetition of his seeming inability to accurately understand the dynamics..."

Feb. 14, 1997 Column

Tough Competition
Griffith and Slusher Say EUD Plan Is Too Taxing
"...How to prepare the Electric Utility Department (EUD) for competition in the event that the Lege deregulates the electric..."

Dec. 13, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Off the Desk:
"...number of people -- 29,000 -- who signed a petition in support of campaign finance reform in Austin. Blizzard,..."

Oct. 11, 1996 News Feature

Council Watch
Here and There
"...before - voted in opposition to a valid neighborhood petition. Goodman joined the other six councilmembers in a unanimous..."

Sept. 15, 1995 News Column

Naked City
"...supportive letter, because the alleged author also signed a petition with 49 other residents opposing the deal...."

Aug. 18, 1995 News Feature

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits
Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language
"...filed by “relators” (persons who had signed the referendum petitions), went directly to the Supreme Court because of short..."

Aug. 28, 2018 News Post by Michael King

So Goes CodeNEXT
Fallout from a canceled rewrite
"...ruling that the city must put the land use petition on November's ballot. That means voters must decide if..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT: Runnin’ Scared
A smattering of happenings concerning the land use rewrite
"...hearing date has been set for the land use petition case. Judge Orlinda Naranjo will hear legal arguments only..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

CodeNEXT Cliffs Notes
Busy season begins for land use rewrite
"...lawsuit from attorney Fred Lewis to put the CodeNEXT petition on the November ballot – and that's exactly what..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Council: A Special Event
Alison Alter, agreeing to disagree
"...in the way the Texas Standard story detailed. CodeNEXT Petition: Legal Gymnastics..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: Postponing the Code
CodeNEXT rewrite generating inexplicable panic
"...opposing CodeNEXT altogether ("Community Not Commodity") is circulating a petition that would push the effective date of any land..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Column by Michael King

And They’re Off … for Next November!
Parsing out potential re-election campaigns on City Council
"...and to eliminate any question, will do so via petition."..."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT
Sign here, sign there, sign everywhere
"...on- and offline controversy, and a handful of public petitions on various sides of the issue. Petitions have been..."

Sept. 12, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Grove Approaching Council Date
Neighbors' valid petition suit still pending
"...development continued last week as the surrounding homeowners' valid petition lawsuit went to court. Neighbors believe the city is..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Leffingwell Shares the Ride
Former mayor now chair of “Ridesharing Works” campaign
"...ordinance – placed on the May 7 ballot by petition – “reverts, with a couple of tweaks,” to the..."

April 12, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Mars Needs Shock Jocks?
"...committee – Save Our Ears – is leading a petition campaign either to recall the entire radio station or..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Food for Thought
"...Chronicle Food section, I will be reporting on the petition against me. I will endeavor to do so objectively.)..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Ubering to the Polls
There's no stopping a costly referendum election
"...Gallo for, and CM Don Zimmerman abstaining) of a petition-led, TNC-friendly ordinance at last week's meeting, the city will..."

Feb. 19, 2016 News Feature by Mac McCann

News Roundup: Council Gets Dirty
Representatives engage in ... legal combaaaaaat!
"...the "citizens' initiative" ordinance submitted by the Uber/Lyft funded petition drive or simply placing the question on a May..."

Feb. 8, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Uber Says "Thumbs Down"
No truce in the TNC war
"...they claim are more than 65,000 signatures on a petition to overturn Council's Dec. 17 vote to require, among..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Mac McCann

Unwanted and Unneeded
"...and 40s what they were told by those getting petition signatures for rideshare. They were told that rideshare co.'s..."

Jan. 26, 2016 Postmarks

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