AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL
Council Wrap: The Austin City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to repeal the contentious Project Duration Ordinance. The city's ordinance ruled a project was dead if no significant progress was made three years after approval. The state's requirement is five years. While developers were in favor of the repeal, environmentalists and neighborhood associations say it will compromise the city’s most notable laws. The council also voted in a new pilot parking program for Austin businesses and to waive toll road fees during emergencies.