Does City Hall Want to Widen Its Right-of-Way on Your Street? Here’s How to Find Out

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KEY POINTS: City Hall has proposed street classification amendments on residential streets throughout our community The right-of-way for neighborhood streets could be extended to 84 feet, potentially reaching homeowners’ front doors Public comments can be made online and are due by January 30 As we reported earlier this month, City Hall recently unveiled a controversial ...

FACT: Blanket Upzoning Leads to Higher Property Taxes and Displacement

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KEY POINTS: The City of Austin claims it is “unclear” if blanket upzoning can cause higher property taxes Travis County Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler undermined the city’s assertion during a council work session, maintaining that upzoning can lead to redevelopment and higher property valuations An internal city document backs up the chief tax appraiser’s comments, ...