Latest Headlines for Tuesday, September 1

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ott: Many employees feel “under attack”

It’s been a year of transition that has demanded city employees work harder and longer as Austin made the switch from the at-large City Council to the new 10-1 system. And, though that year isn’t quite over yet, Council has…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Regional leaders work on wastewater issues

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Dripping Springs Mayor Todd Purcell on Monday convened what Adler called “a pretty unique regional meeting of leaders to address the common challenge of growth and water and wastewater issues – potentially in a way…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Citywide compost pickup plan faces resistance

Based on comments that a few City Council members made at Thursday’s budget work session, it appears that a proposed citywide, curbside organics collection rollout could get transformed into an opt-in program – if it remains in the forthcoming city…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Committees fail to agree on Whisper Valley deal

A relatively small change in an agreement between the city and the developer of the Whisper Valley and Indian Hills Public Improvement Districts has failed to win approval from two committees charged with making such decisions and passing them on…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 9.1.15

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website. 4. Consider and take appropriate action…

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Monday, August 31, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD changes on the horizon after 84th session

Teachers, staff and students are no strangers to state legislators fiddling with school ratings or standardized testing, and this past legislative session was no exception. Monday, the Austin Independent School District board of trustees received an update on changes brought…

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Monday, August 31, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee to take a closer look at construction and demo recycling

Though it has been in the works for years, a plan to require more construction-site recycling and reuse of materials hit a small road bump at the Planning Commission last week. Commissioners voted unanimously to send the proposed code amendments…

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Monday, August 31, 2015 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: A pornographic departure

We make news… Capital Metro Transportation Authority’s Twitter account went off the rails last week after an apparent security breach led to a decidedly non-family-friendly detour. Shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, Community Impact’s eagle-eyed reporter Jennifer Curington noticed that…

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Monday, August 31, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: Austin City Council, the lowdown

This week, the Austin City Council will focus its meeting energies on a day-long budget work session on Tuesday. According to Mayor Steve Adler’s remarks Thursday, it will be at this meeting that Council will winnow down the 119 items…

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