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Monday, June 5, 2000 by

Alvarez with grass-roots support wins Place 2 seat on narrow margin

Quintanilla edged by a mere 201 votes out of more than 20,000 cast The June 3 runoff election in which Raul Alvarez defeated Rafael Quintanilla by a mere 201 votes involved more than the candidates. The winners included the Save…

Friday, June 2, 2000 by

Overwhelming majority call for civilian oversight of Austin police

Even Assistant Police Chief McDonald says oversight needed, if problems fixed Strong support was evidenced last night for civilian oversight of the Austin Police Department (APD) and the City Council is likely to vote next week to refer the recommendations…

Thursday, June 1, 2000 by

Council backpedaling on drainage fees and groping for equitable solution

Nonresidential customers who knew got refunds, but not everyone knew For years the City of Austin has been overcharging some of its customers by levying drainage fees that are too high. All nonresidential customers pay the same rate, currently $51.12…

Wednesday, May 31, 2000 by

Proponents and opponents of police oversight gear up for council hearing

Briefing and public hearing scheduled for Thursday, June 1 Civilian oversight of the Austin Police Department (APD) is back on the City Council's agenda this week–but only for a briefing and public hearing, and not for action. As reported by…

Tuesday, May 30, 2000 by

Major 1950s type of drought would dry up Barton Springs

Pumping from aquifer would have to stop to maintain flow in the springs If Texas experiences a drought as severe as the drought of the 1950s, Barton Springs could go dry unless pumpage from the Barton Springs portion of the…

Friday, May 26, 2000 by

Hays County Commissioners Court sued again over Open Meetings Act

Hays County Water Planning Partnership claims illegal change to roadway plan The Hays County Water Planning Partnership (HCWPP) for the second time has sued the Hays County Commissioners Court over allegations the court has violated the Texas Open Meetings Act.…