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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

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

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole Files for Mayor

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole Files for Mayor

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole has thrown her name into the ring to be Austin's next mayor. Cole, who has served on the Austin City Council since 2006, filed her campaign papers Monday. 08/19/2014 07:39 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

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