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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

Ballot Set For 73 Candidates Running for Council

Ballot Set For 73 Candidates Running for Council

Austin voters, get ready for a long ballot in November. A total of 73 candidates are running for city council. As our Jeff Stensland explains, some ballots will have 20 names to choose from. 08/21/2014 07:38 AM

Council Wrap: E-Cigs Ban for Minors, ABIA Expansion and More

Council Wrap: E-Cigs Ban for Minors, ABIA Expansion and More

The Austin City Council had a busy meeting Thursday—the leaders banned e-cigarettes for minors, set aside money for airport expansion and considered new conservation methods for Austin’s water supply. Jeff Stensland has more in our council wrap. 08/08/2014 08:34 AM

Council Explores Easing Up ‘Gray Water’ Rules

Council Explores Easing Up ‘Gray Water’ Rules

The Austin City Council is considering loosening up on permits for “gray water” users. Gray water is re-used bath and laundry water that could be a method for water conservation. 08/08/2014 08:07 AM

Show Me the Money: A Look at Austin’s Mayoral Race

Show Me the Money: A Look at Austin’s Mayoral Race

Austin's city council race is bringing big money in for many of the 65 candidates running. For the first time, council members will represent districts, and the mayor will be the only seat elected by the entire city. Our Jeff Stensland looks at the importance of money in that race and if it's an indicator of who is winning. 08/07/2014 07:35 AM

Council Could Give Co-Ops a Needed Boost

Council Could Give Co-Ops a Needed Boost

The Austin City Council will consider a resolution Thursday that would open doors for local cooperative business, and in turn, pave the way for new ones. 06/11/2014 03:31 PM

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