There’s no free kicks

City-owned land should maximize resident happiness.


The City of Austin’s Hancock Golf Course, located in central Austin. Image courtesy of Brandon Tucker

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Posted in Development, Economics, Fiscal

City Bond 2018

My proposal for the City of Austin’s 2018 infrastructure bond.


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Posted in Fiscal, Housing, Transportation

CodeNEXT Cake

A high-quality CodeNEXT result requires diligent measurement.


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Posted in Development

Housing Target

Austin’s new housing plan restricts housing supply and puts units in the wrong places. Its recommendations will accelerate the carving out of Austin’s current middle-class residents.


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Posted in Housing

Cars Count

The “Go Big” mobility bond will increase the single-occupant vehicle share of Austin work commutes.


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Posted in Transportation

Tovo Connection

A letter to Council Member Kathie Tovo about Connections 2025.


The subsidy per passenger for current CapMetro services.

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Posted in Transit

Make Austin Roads Great Again

City Council’s mobility bond embraces futile road populism instead of much-needed mode shift.


City Council’s mobility bond funds the corridor plan that will expand this section of FM 969 from four to six lanes. The design speed is 50 mph.

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Posted in Development, Transit, Transportation