Austin Delays Vote On Proposed Development Code Change

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 6:32 PM EST) -- Several environmental lawyers scored a win Thursday when the Austin City Council postponed a vote on an emergency ordinance backed by the Texas attorney general that could grandfather in delayed development projects in certain environmentally protected areas.

In a divided 5-2 decision, the council pushed the vote to March 21 to give the public and the city's planning commission time to weigh in on the proposed ordinance, which would change what the city classifies as a dormant project, a label that allows municipalities to terminate permits...
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