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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

HLC debates ‘original character’ in Smoot-Terrace Park

In the city of Austin, a home is considered historic if it meets several criteria, among them being at least 50 years old. Thanks to the timeline associated with its remodeling choices, the home at 607 Oakland Ave. qualified twice…

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Audit finds temp employee misused city truck

The Office of the City Auditor has found that a temporary employee of the Planning and Zoning Department regularly misused his assigned city vehicle to drive himself home and run personal errands. His work with the city ended shortly after…

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Jack Craver
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TipSheet: Travis County, 2.11.20

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. To help our readers stay informed, each week we offer a selection of interesting items from the voting session agenda. The entire agenda is available at the Travis County…

Monday, February 10, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission seeks answers on lingering sound enforcement, ‘agent of change’ issues

The Music Commission has asked representatives from the Austin Police Department to attend its next meeting to discuss the delay in moving sound enforcement responsibilities from the police department to the city’s music office.At last week’s meeting, Rebecca Reynolds, president…

Monday, February 10, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin EMS union outlines effects of high call volume and sick leave policies

In recent months, Austin Emergency Medical Services has implemented new policies to improve the lives of its medics. The department has adjusted its start times to be on a more natural wake-up schedule and has instated a new code for…

Monday, February 10, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

South Austin industrial site approved for mixed-use residential

Industrial Boulevard in South Austin is a historically industrial area on its way to becoming a lively residential and commercial neighborhood. City Council opened the door to further transformation of the area Thursday by approving a mixed-use zoning request at…