Latest Headlines for Wednesday, December 2

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Jo Clifton

New SAVES programs face uncertain funding

The city has started nine programs in nine months to help local Austin businesses survive the pandemic. On Thursday, City Council will consider final program guidelines for three more programs providing relief for child care providers, local music venues and…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Flannigan and Kelly showdown in District 6 forum

District 6 voters once again have a choice between two candidates: incumbent Jimmy Flannigan and challenger Mackenzie Kelly. In November, it was the kind of close race between disparate ideologies that the northwest district is known for: Flannigan won 37.97…

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Virden and Alter face off in runoff forum

This week, District 10 voters will get their second opportunity to pick a City Council candidate in a runoff that pits incumbent Alison Alter against candidate Jennifer Virden. With seven names on the District 10 ballot, a December runoff was…

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Andrew Weber

Another demonstrator sues APD after she says she was shot in the head with ‘less-lethal’ ammunition

Another demonstrator has filed a federal lawsuit against the Austin Police Department and an unidentified police officer over the use of so-called less-lethal rounds. Arianna Chavez filed a complaint in federal court last week, alleging the officer used excessive force…

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Chamber looks back on 2020 mobility highlights, ahead to 2021

Covid-19 may have shattered many of the expectations local industries had for 2020, but in the realm of transportation, business leaders and elected officials consider the year a milestone for the future of regional movement. ‚ÄúDespite our current situation, a…

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Hinojosa tries again for inclusionary zoning

State Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin, is trying once again to repeal the state law that prevents Texas cities from using an affordable housing tool known as inclusionary zoning. Inclusionary zoning programs allow cities to require developers to provide housing for…