Move People

How City Council can use the 2016 presidential election to enhance Austin’s mobility.

How Austin voted on 2014 light rail and roads package

Where the unsuccessful 2014 rail-and-roads bond referendum won and lost

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Posted in Transit, Transportation

Q & A with James Nortey

Keep Austin Wonky interviews County Commissioner candidate James Nortey about his affordability plan.


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Posted in Q & A

Q & A with Huey Rey Fischer

Keep Austin Wonky interviews Texas House candidate Huey Rey Fischer.


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Council Grades 2015

How did Council do this year? A review of their policy-making.


Priorities word cloud from MAPA Summer survey

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Posted in Energy, Fiscal, Housing, Public Safety, Transit, Transportation

Judging the Courthouse

The pros & cons of the proposed Civil & Family Courthouse.


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Posted in Fiscal, Travis County

Hailing Van Eenoo – Part 2

The City’s Deputy CFO responds to my suggestions for improving budget presentations.

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Posted in Fiscal

Hailing Van Eenoo

My letter to the City’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer requesting changes to budget presentations.


An example: this much-reported chart from the City budget office doesn’t include sales tax impacts.

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Posted in Fiscal