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...

Guest Editorial - from Al Braden Al Braden is a local environmental activist, photographer, and Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteer.  Austin City Council took a big step last week by becoming the major first city in Texas – and the third largest nationally - to urge Congress to...

It's not over yet. Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he would be bringing back state lawmakers for a special session of the 85th Texas Legislature. (For those not as familiar with the inner workings of our state government...

Choosing your City Council member is a big deal. This is the person who will represent you in City Hall for the next four years. They’ll make policies that will influence the city’s transportation infrastructure, affordability, environment, and your own neighborhood. That’s why it’s important...

Will Austin have a transportation bond election this November? That is the question City Council is quickly trying to answer as it comes up against an August deadline for putting a proposal on the ballot. Last month, Austin Mayor Steve Adler released the details about his own...

Council Member Leslie Pool, who represents District 7 and chairs the city's Open Space, Environment & Sustainability Committee, has woven together several policies to create a strong environmental and economic future for Austin. Council Member Pool holds a precious constituent-formed vision of a healthy, sustainable...