Category Archives: Economy

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)

December 2016 update: A city Visitor Impact Taskforce has begun meeting to “Study the impact of tourism on City infrastructure, services, and facilities, and investigate opportunities to offset those using Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues; Review of current uses of … Continue reading

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North Lamar / Georgian Acres sponsorships and donations

The North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood team can develop a sponsorship to meet your interest and your desire for recognition or anonymity – landscaping a neighborhood entrance, multilingual child safety outreach materials, classes on health topics, youth sports teams, … Let … Continue reading

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Energy Usage Index for multifamily properties

As part of Energy Conservation and Audit Disclosure (ECAD), Austin Energy calculates an “energy usage index” (EUI) for multifamily properties, the average amount of electricity per square foot that the property uses each year. This gives potential residents a tool … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Food Systems Planning

The city has a grant to develop a process for neighborhood-level food systems planning, with the goal to build more sustainability. “Food system” includes how food is produced, distributed and sold, and consumed. They’re piloting their work in north central … Continue reading

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Alternative Financial Services (October 2015 update)

City Council’s Economic Opportunity committee will be discussing the Credit Access Business Ordinance at their October 12 meeting. The City of Austin regulates the location of “alternative financial services” – payday loans, title loans, check cashing, and money transfers. The … Continue reading

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Hotel Occupancy Receipts – August 2015

Data from Texas Comptroller’s Office Total occupancy receipts – $1,493,741 Rooms – 1278 Texas state tax (6% of taxable receipts) – $69,276 Austin city tax (9% of taxable receipts) – $103,914 The city’s hotel occupancy tax revenue goes to: Cultural … Continue reading

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9310 Georgian Rezoning (2015 case)

July 2015 Update: Withdrawn by applicant North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood plan contact team recommendation to keep the Neighborhood Commercial – Mixed Use zoning. FUTURE LAND USE The applicant has requested to change the future land use map from NEIGHBORHOOD MIXED USE … Continue reading

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