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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 by

Group recommends Council also appoint Citizen Review Panel

The Charter Revision Committee will tell the Austin City Council it supports a public vote over moving the recently created Police Monitor position from the oversight of the City Manager to the Council. But the group decided against a host…

Tuesday, February 5, 2002 by

Preparing for deregulation means business units changed

In preparing the utility for changes in the electric wholesale and retail markets, Austin Energy General Manager Juan Garza announced the realignment of the utility’s business units and organizational structure. Four senior vice presidents and two vice presidents will report…

Monday, February 4, 2002 by

Original 1983 plan called for retirement homes

South Austin neighbors won a victory at the City Council last week in a rare case—the appeal of a zoning site plan. As Assistant City Attorney Marty Terry explained to the Council, site plans were once attached to zoning change…

Friday, February 1, 2002 by

Majority mum on making her job permanent The City Council voted unanimously—but with little fanfare—to appoint Deputy City Manager Toby Futrell to the post of acting City Manager designee yesterday, as had been anticipated. Futrell, 47, will take over the position on May 1, on the departure of City Manager Jesus Garza.

Council Member Daryl Slusher made the motion to appoint Futrell, saying, “The way this is posted (on the agenda), it makes Ms. Futrell the acting City Manager, but I would be willing to make her the City Manager today. I…

Thursday, January 31, 2002 by

Griffith likely to propose amendments The proposed ‘hospital within a hospital’ amendment to the lease agreement between the city and Seton for Brackenridge Hospital is scheduled for a vote by the City Council today, but some council members at a Wednesday work session expressed dissatisfaction with the final language worked out in several months of negotiations.

Council Member Beverly Griffith had harsh words for several provisions of the proposed contract amendment and for the concept in general. “If we make a change, I want something that is better in terms of the health and safety of…

Wednesday, January 30, 2002 by

Ethics Commission chair urges end to current finance provision

The Charter Revision Committee took extensive public comment on several proposals to restructure city government Monday night, but made no new decisions on recommendations to the City Council about items to be placed on the ballot this May. The group…