Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Draft audit recommends changes, improvements for Visit Austin

A draft summary from the Office of the City Auditor finds that the city’s convention center needs to improve its internal communication and tracking of deliverables related to its annual contract with the city of Austin.The complete audit is expected…

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Lawsuit accuses Austin, Travis County of gender bias in handling of sexual assaults

Three women have sued the city of Austin and Travis County, alleging their sexual assault cases were inadequately handled because of their gender. The class-action lawsuit claims that sexual assault survivors “have been denied equal access to justice and equal…

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City tour support, tipping program previewed in summit for Austin musicians

The city’s music office is moving ahead with plans that could provide up to $5,000 in assistance for touring bands, as well as installing credit card kiosks in a handful of city music venues so fans can more easily tip…

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Ethics Review Commission weighs in on potential charter changes

In the midst of discussions about soccer stadiums, CodeNEXT and the 2018 bond, the Charter Review Commission is asking citizens to consider one more thing: changes to the city charter.At its June 13 meeting, members of the Ethics Review Commission…

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…

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