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Council Could Approve $4M Shoal Creek Improvement Project

Council Could Approve $4M Shoal Creek Improvement Project

The Austin City Council could approve an item today that would kick off an improvement project at the Shoal Creek Trail. If approved, the Public Works Department can begin bridging a small gap on the downtown part of the trail. Our Jess Mitchell has more on the $4 million project. 12/11/2014 10:58 AM

Council: AAC Kennel Addition, City Carousel Plans and Colony Park Funding

Council: AAC Kennel Addition, City Carousel Plans and Colony Park Funding

Continued crowding and a desire to get out of Austin's old animal shelter could fast-track a plan to build more kennels at the Austin Animal Center. Austin leaders are considering moving forward with a plan to bring a carousel to town at this week's council meeting. City leaders are considering all funding options for the Colony Park plan, which can't move forward right now due to a lack of monetary support. 12/10/2014 06:24 AM

Neighborhood Group Calls for 10-1 Council to Rewrite City Development Code

Neighborhood Group Calls for 10-1 Council to Rewrite City Development Code

Any Austin homeowner who has tried to do a minor addition or remodel knows the difficulty of sifting through city code. One group plans to clean it up starting next spring, but as our City Reporter Jeff Stensland explains, developers and neighborhoods are divided over how much overhaul should take place. 10/23/2014 09:03 AM

Council Approves Temporary Rules for Uber, Lyft

Council Approves Temporary Rules for Uber, Lyft

Ride share companies like Uber and Lyft are almost legal in Austin. The Austin City Council approved temporary rules for the transportation network companies on first reading early Friday morning. 09/26/2014 07:30 AM

Public Input Underway for Rainbow Crosswalks on Fourth Street

Public Input Underway for Rainbow Crosswalks on Fourth Street

A few Austin crosswalks may be getting a splash of color. Rainbows could soon be painted across Fourth Street at Lavaca and Colorado. Our City Reporter Jeff Stensland spoke with the Austin Pride Foundation, who brought the idea to city leaders. Updated 09/25/2014 11:37 AM

Council Approves Renewable Energy Plan at Last Minute

Council Approves Renewable Energy Plan at Last Minute

Austin Energy has to be carbon emissions free by 2030. The city council changed its mind at the last minute Thursday night and approved the renewable energy plan. As our City Reporter Jeff Stensland explains, no Austin Energy officials were there when council members made the decision. 08/29/2014 09:55 AM

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