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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard
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TipSheet: Travis County, 5.23.17

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website. 8. Consider and take appropriate action…

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: The Red River Cultural District.

Music Commission Chair Gavin Garcia and Stubb’s general manager Ryan Garrett join Austin Monitor reporter Chad Swiatecki for a chat about the state of the Red River Cultural District. Join us for a conversation that tackles everything from the recent…

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Jack Craver

Conflict of interest questions delay Central Health board appointment

City Council postponed a decision on appointing a new member to the Central Health Board of Managers amid concerns over diversity and potential conflicts of interest. The nine-member board of managers oversees the public health authority, which provides a variety…

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Joseph Caterine

Zoning and Platting brainstorms for CodeNEXT recommendation

The Good, the Missing and the Unacceptable: not a reboot of the Clint Eastwood classic, but the categories of CodeNEXT criticism established as the foundation of the Zoning and Platting Commission’s letter of recommendation at its May 16 meeting. Like…

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Jack Craver

City Council considers tax swap with school district

City Council is exploring a number of ways the city of Austin can lend a hand to the Austin Independent School District, which will forfeit $406 million this year to the state under Texas’ “recapture” policy. At a work session…

Monday, May 22, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Art and other concerns

Austin artists aren’t good enough?… As part of its consent agenda on Thursday, City Council approved three contracts with firms and artists to provide artwork to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and an Austin Energy cooling plant. Council approved the electric…