I submitted an email to the Mayor recently through ABOR’s Take Action website. I received a form-letter response back. It points out a few directions that the city council gave to the task force that will be formulating the recommendations regarding the ordinance. If these directions are followed, then the ordinance could actually be very helpful and less damaging as many of us feared. Here is the full email: Continue reading More on the City Council Point-of-Sale Ordinance
Villa Muse, the large entertainment project, announced that it will look to build elsewhere instead of in East Austin. They had been in discussions with the city to be removed from Austin’s ETJ but Austin ultimately decided against doing this. Being out of the ETJ would have prevented Austin from annexing the land in the future. According to Mayor Wynn, the project could have moved only a few thousand feet and been out of the ETJ but ultimately they decided against this. Hopefully, the project can be salvaged as I think it would be a great boon for the city.