Latest Headlines for Monday, December 5

Monday, December 5, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Six months in, Vision Zero focuses on pedestrian safety

Holding back tears, Kathy Sokolic told roughly 30 people seated outside City Hall the story of a bruised heart. “On the evening of Sept. 12, our 9-year-old,” began Sokolic, before pausing to gather herself. “Our 9-year-old nephew, Ben, was hit…

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Monday, December 5, 2016 by Joseph Caterine

Slow response to flood report frustrates some commissioners

The city does not have many options for supporting individuals who suffer loss or damages from flooding caused by a development upstream, based on an exchange at the Nov. 29 joint meeting of the Planning and the Zoning and Platting…

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Monday, December 5, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Capital Metro merges working group with city planning effort

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city of Austin have joined together to expand the scope of work for the group of residents and stakeholders deputized to weigh in on the latest iteration of Project Connect. The Project Connect…

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Monday, December 5, 2016 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Cheating? Deals? Numbers?

Cheating or just honest mistakes?… On Thursday, the first day of early voting for the Dec. 13 runoff elections for City Council District 10 and two places for the Austin Community College Board of Trustees, the Austin Monitor received a…

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Monday, December 5, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Travis County Sheriff-elect Sally Hernandez

Incoming Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her goals for the office, including those that cover its immigration policy. Show is embedded below.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council 12.1.2016

ITEMS 17 18 19 20 23 24 37 41 TickTock for Friday, December 2, 2016 Participants: MKanin 70 eraycollins 1 Thursday, December 01, 2016 10AM oh hey! I’m here at #atxcouncil and it’s under way! #atxgov December 01, 2016 10:07…

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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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