Latest Headlines for Wednesday, March 20

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Cronk announces final assistant managers, filling safety and mobility posts

A current assistant city manager and a newcomer to City Hall have been selected as the newest assistant city managers as part of a realignment of top city staff under City Manager Spencer Cronk.On Tuesday, the city announced the selection…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Neighbor takes out grievances over ADU at the Board of Adjustment

Although the Board of Adjustment prefers not to take neighborhood disputes into account when members consider variance requests, sometimes these conflicts can be difficult to ignore.Before hearing any cases at its March 11 meeting, the Board of Adjustment warned those…

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Higher fines for bikes and scooters raise questions of equity at UTC

Now that the Austin Transportation Department has decided to take extra time to consider feedback on three of its dockless mobility policy proposals, City Council will only be considering the department’s proposed changes to Chapter 12-2 of the city code,…

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Ethics violation raises questions about city laptop policies

DeShawn Scott, a temporary administrative specialist in the Public Works Department, left his position in December after the Office of the City Auditor opened an investigation into Scott’s use of his city computer for purposes related to his two outside…

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Jack Craver

Planning commissioners push for more transit-oriented mobility plan

City Council is scheduled to take up the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan at its next meeting on March 28. In recent weeks, various city commissions have offered comments on the plan, which aims to shape city transportation policy over the…

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Catholic school cites safety concerns for fence; BoA thinks fence will cause more

Most people would agree that when it comes to schools, safety is sacrosanct. In today’s climate, parents, educators and the community alike may consider a campus that is wide open to public access to be, at the least, worrisome. Under…