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Monday, January 14, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: The bonus no one wanted

Violations that make lawyers giggle… On Jan. 9, the Ethics Review Commission heard the preliminary case of DeShawn Scott, an administrative specialist in the Public Works Department, who used his city computer for purposes related to his own outside businesses: Texas…

Monday, January 7, 2019 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: We’re back, and so is this

Taking her talents… Ellen Troxclair, whose term on Austin City Council concludes with today’s swearing-in ceremony that’ll install Paige Ellis as the new representative for District 8, is taking her focus on property tax issues to the state level. News…

Monday, December 10, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: UTC on Project Connect

This week, Urban Transportation Commission members J.D. Gins and Mario Champion join Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano for an insiders’ look at the current state of Project Connect. Listen in below for their take on when…

Monday, December 10, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Chas Moore

Austin Justice Coalition director Chas Moore stops by the studio to talk about the recently approved Austin Police Department contract, and the road to said contract. Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano chat with Moore about what…

Monday, December 3, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Lord of the files

Pig-headed politics… At a recent City Council work session, Council members were discussing proposed changes to the ordinance that dictates the extent to which people can exercise their First Amendment rights on library grounds. Specifically, what limits, if any, should…

Monday, November 26, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: AISD elections with Austin Sanders

This week, Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard sits down with The Austin Chronicle‘s Austin Sanders to talk AISD. Listen in below to catch up on the results of the recent election along with everything facing the Austin Independent School District…

Monday, November 19, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Carrying on

A bump in the road… As long expected, the state’s Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals voided the city’s paid sick leave ordinance on Friday. The 24-page opinion by the three-judge panel found that the ordinance – which was passed in…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Dark arts

Manchaca, continued… An Austin business group plans to file a lawsuit against the city over the recent decision by City Council to rename Manchaca Road. An announcement from attorney Roger Borgelt, also a board member for the Republican Club of…

Monday, November 5, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: More tales of the city

The tale of the errant Prop K sign… Mayor Steve Adler’s former law partner, Mike Barron, found it hard to believe when a reporter from the Austin Monitor informed him last Thursday that there was a sign promoting Proposition K…

Monday, November 5, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: D1 candidates

In this, the most recent installment of our radio show, Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard sits down with District 1 candidates Mitrah Elizabeth Avini and (write-in candidate) Misael D. Ramos. Why do they want to be on Austin’s City Council?…

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 3, Part II

This week, City Council candidates Amit Motwani and Susana Almanza join incumbent Pio Renteria for a … spirited … discussion with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano. Tune in for a discussion about why each candidate is…

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Every dog has its day

And another thing… At the beginning of Thursday’s City Council meeting, Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano took a minute to update Austinites on the flood conditions in the city and efforts by the city to mitigate the issues caused by…

Monday, October 15, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 3 candidates, Part 1

This week City Council candidates Jessica Cohen and Justin Jacobson sit down with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk District 3 and why they are vying for a seat on the dais.Austin Monitor Radio is…

Monday, October 1, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Places and names

What do you say… The Austin street with the most confounding, or at least distinctively quirky, pronunciation could be headed for a name change. A public hearing scheduled for Thursday’s City Council meeting will focus on a request to rename…

Monday, September 24, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Who stands alone?

You can’t say that… During a discussion at Thursday’s City Council meeting about a city home repair program for low-income households, Mayor Steve Adler took an opportunity to remind those watching about the $250 million affordable housing bond that will…

Monday, September 24, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: AISD East?

This week Roxanne Evans and Jim Harrington talk to Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano about their bid to save East Austin schools, their new manifesto designed to do just that, and why they are threatening a…

Monday, September 10, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Eyes wide open

Four-eyed and proud… On Aug. 28, the Parks and Recreation Board considered the Camelback PUD, a proposed mixed-use development on Lake Austin being led by Jonathan Coon, the founder of 1-800 Contacts, a contact lens company that he sold for…

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Fair chance hiring

This week, Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard sits down to talk about the ins and outs of fair chance hiring with Gail McCant and Rochion Gregg, who work in the city’s Equal Employment and Fair Housing Office.Austin Monitor Radio is…

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: Cap Metro’s Randy Clarke

This week, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Randy Clarke sits down with Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk Remap, ridership, apps and Project Connect. To hear it all, tune in below.Austin Monitor Radio is produced…

Monday, August 27, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Payback

Adler strikes back… Mayor Steve Adler returned fire at Travis County Thursday over commissioners’ threat to challenge Austin’s authority to allow McKalla Place to be tax exempt after Precourt Sports Ventures takes over the 24-acre parcel to build a soccer…

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