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Sounds boring, but it’s actually one of the most important things local government is in charge of. That’s why we write stories breaking down the jargon and explaining how these policies affect everything from affordability to equity (not to mention how much you’re paying for rent!).

Booker T Washington
Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Bringing Health Care Home… Even During A Pandemic

Summary The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has partnered with Dell Medical School to provide holistic health care opportunities to its residents, even during the pandemic. Action Box The team at HACA is trying to share this health care model with other

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Planning Our Communities Event
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

Creating An Equitable Future For Austin

“We are pro-people, not pro-development. We are anti-displacement, not anti-development.”   This is the slogan of Planning Our Communities (POC), a new organization focused on bringing more nuance into conversations around Austin’s land development code, as well as creating space for communities of color and

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Austin City Hall
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

A New Plan To Build More Affordable Housing Across Austin

Think back to the November election. Voters here in Austin approved $925 million in bonds, including $250 million for affordable housing in the city. Last week, the four Council members who represent east Austin (Harper-Madison, Garza, Renteria, and Casar) announced a new initiative to try

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CodeNEXT Maps
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

The End of CodeNEXT?

By now you’ve heard the news. CodeNEXT is dead. Or is it? Wait, what’s going on? Like everything with CodeNEXT, there has been some confusion around Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s comments on Wednesday about the controversial rewrite of our land development code (aka CodeNEXT). So

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CodeNEXT Maps
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Can We Create Affordable Housing In Austin?

There are few things as confusing in Austin right now as CodeNEXT. At times, it can seem like there are hundreds of opposing viewpoints, all being tossed around online and in public meetings at a lightening fast pace. And that can make it hard for

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CodeNEXT Maps
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

How To Testify At A CodeNEXT Hearing

The time to get involved in Austin’s controversial, news-making, important, big deal city policy (otherwise known as CodeNEXT) is now. (As a reminder… CodeNEXT is the city’s effort to rewrite its land development code, which is basically a rule book for the city, explaining what can be built where. CodeNEXT will

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CodeNEXT Maps
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

How To Give Your Input On CodeNEXT

Want to make your voice be heard on an important city issue? The dates have just been announced for CodeNEXT’s public hearings. (As a reminder… CodeNEXT is the city’s effort to rewrite its land development code, which is basically a rule book for the city, explaining what can be built where. CodeNEXT

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Mayor Talks Climate, Code, Taxes, And Tolls

Guest Post – from Al Braden Al Braden is a local environmental activist and photographer.  “Thanks for the invite to come back. I am a member of Sierra Club,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said as he took the stage at Austin Sierra Club’s February meeting

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CodeNEXT Maps
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

CodeNEXT Draft 3 Is Nearly Here (And Why That Matters)

The moment many have been waiting for has finally arrived… the newest draft of CodeNEXT will be revealed to the public next week. Recap time! What’s been going on with CodeNEXT? As a reminder, CodeNEXT is the city’s effort to rewrite its land development code, which is basically a rule

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