Category Archives for ATX Citizen

CodeCronk, Part 2: Code reform that’s worthy of support

CodeCronk, Part 2: Code reform that’s worthy of support

In the first piece in this series, we detailed the history of Austin’s “Land Use Development Code.” If you’ve yet to read it, we recommend doing so; it will help you make sense of this…
This Week at the ATX Council (October 3) – Homeless Work Program and Composting

This Week at the ATX Council (October 3) – Homeless Work Program and Composting

This Week at the Austin City Council #ATXAgendaAware By Michael Searle, Executive Director, Austin Civic Fund October 2, 2019   City Council Agenda for October 3, 2019 HOMELESS EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (Item 13) What does this item…
Austin’s Land Development Code: What is all the fuss?

Austin’s Land Development Code: What is all the fuss?

Today, in Austin, if a property owner wants to improve their property, get a zoning change, or even build a garage apartment, they will almost certainly have to hire a high-priced lobbyist to navigate the…
Homeless Confusion: City Council’s Actions This Week Leave Many Scratching Their Heads

Homeless Confusion: City Council’s Actions This Week Leave Many Scratching Their Heads

Austin is perhaps as united around an issue as we ever have been. The massive outcry against City Council’s short-sighted homelessness edicts has been loud and persistent, bipartisan and colorblind, and citywide. What City leaders…
This Week at the ATX Council (August 22, 2019) Property Taxes, Janitors, and Security Guards

This Week at the ATX Council (August 22, 2019) Property Taxes, Janitors, and Security Guards

This Week at the Austin City Council #ATXAgendaAware By Michael Searle, Executive Director, Austin Civic Fund August 21, 2019 City Council Agenda for August 22, 2019   Property Taxes (Items 70, 86, 113) What do…