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Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

In unanimous vote, Council rejects police contract, sends back to negotiations

City Council members voted unanimously to send a five-year contract between the city and the local police union back to the negotiating table late Wednesday. The contract, which dictates pay, discipline and oversight of Austin Police Department officers, is negotiated…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Commission votes against rezoning former mobile home park property

Many commission decisions set a precedent, but only some make a statement. At its Dec. 12 meeting, the Planning Commission voted to recommend denying a rezoning application for a Montopolis property in what some commissioners called a clear example of…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Traffic volumes increasing on MoPac

The MoPac Improvement Project, originally sold as a congestion relief initiative, has driven up the number of drivers on parts of the roadway, with some sections seeing an increase of nearly 30,000 vehicles per day.“The traffic has returned,” Jeff Dailey,…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns

Electric Utility Commission recommends purchase of more solar power

Austin has a herculean trial ahead of itself as it tries to reach 65 percent renewable energy by 2027. Thankfully, one new proposed project may make that goal achievable.Despite making up only 4 percent of the Electric Reliability Council of…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 12.14.17

City Council will hold its regular meeting again today, and as is tradition, this one promises to be a doozy. Here are the things we have our eye on. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the…

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council divided over $124M pools proposal

City Council appears divided over a nine-figure bond that the Aquatic Master Plan Task Force has said is necessary to repair, upgrade and expand Austin’s pool system.The bond proposal comes four months after the Parks and Recreation Department unveiled the…