Latest Headlines for Saturday, December 3

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Friday, December 2, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Critics: Council should aim higher in manager search

Although City Council has yet to see the names of executive search firms that might take on the task of helping it find a new city manager, two prominent critics are already saying the process is getting off on the…

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Friday, December 2, 2016 by Chad Swiatecki

Oversight committee discusses making city carbon-free by 2030

“Can Austin be a carbon-free energy city by 2030?” was one of the more prominent questions up for debate Wednesday as the City Council’s Energy Utility Oversight Committee got its first update on the 10-year road map for Austin Energy’s…

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Friday, December 2, 2016 by Jack Craver

Council approves Manley to head police department

City Council voted unanimously Thursday to hire Brian Manley, the chief of staff to outgoing Police Chief Art Acevedo, to be the Austin Police Department’s interim chief. Manley said he was “honored, proud and humbled” by both Council’s support and…

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Friday, December 2, 2016 by Syeda Hasan

Austin’s high-end apartment market closes some of its vacancy gap

High-end apartments have come to dominate the rental market in downtown Austin. A few years ago, those developments saw a sharp drop in occupancy as new units flooded the market. Now the market seems to be on its way to stabilizing.…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Jack Craver

Speed limits going down on parts of Lamar and Parmer

The Texas Department of Transportation is moving to reduce speed limits on sections of two busy roadways in Austin. At least one City Council member, however, is hoping the city can go further than what the state agency put forward…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CTRMA advances park-and-ride plan

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is charting a path pocked with bureaucracy toward a set of brand new park-and-rides along its toll roads and express lanes. On Tuesday, the agency’s board of directors gave staff the green light to…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Union protests some new HR rules

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has expressed concern about language in proposed amendments to the city’s policy regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation and employee conduct. The rules opposed by the union, which represents city employees, include language…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

City attorney presence could be scaled down at land-use commission meetings

The city’s land-use commissions may lose their on-call legal counsel, according to Mitzi Cotton, assistant division chief at the Law Department, who presented at the Nov. 29 joint meeting of the Planning Commission and the Zoning and Platting Commission. After…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 12.1.16

City Council will hold its regular meeting Thursday. Though it’s one of the last meetings of the year, the absence of Mayor Steve Adler means that most of the drama will likely be pushed off to the Dec. 15 meeting.…

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