Latest Headlines for Thursday, June 21

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard
Premium Content

TipSheet: Travis County, 6.19.18

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.1. Approve resolution recognizing the month of…

Monday, June 18, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Divided Council rejects more pay for police

With only five members voting in favor of the motion, City Council rejected reinstatement of extra pay for certain police officers Thursday night, dashing the hopes of officers who work night shifts, for example. Passage of any ordinance requires six…

Monday, June 18, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves changes to anti-lobbying ordinance

Early Friday morning, City Council approved what supporters described as a temporary solution to an ongoing battle between Texas Disposal Systems and other waste contractors over city lobbying rules.The measure approved by Council makes a few small changes to the…

Monday, June 18, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

New Tourism Commission to advise on hotel tax funds, issues related to $9B industry

Austin’s tourism industry will get some additional City Hall oversight as City Council prepares for budget workshops that are almost certain to include decisions on how to spend the quickly growing reserve of Hotel Occupancy Tax funds.Council voted 8-1-2 Thursday…

Monday, June 18, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Throwing side eye, catching rides

Side eye, or stink eye?… What exactly is the name given to the withering glances occasionally dished out by City Council Member Ora Houston toward her colleagues on the dais? Council Member Leslie Pool learned directly on Thursday during discussion…

Friday, June 15, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council raises homestead exemption to 10%

On a vote of 7-4, Council on Thursday approved raising the homestead exemption from the current rate of 8 percent to 10 percent for the coming year.The resolution’s sponsors included Council members Ellen Troxclair, Leslie Pool, Ann Kitchen and Ora…