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Monday, January 27, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts community hears feedback on city’s diversity goals for cultural funding

The initial summary of feedback on how the city should consider diversity and equity in funding decisions for Cultural Arts found a wide array of concerns shared from more than 600 participants in recent community input sessions.The presentation Saturday at…

Friday, January 24, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

ULI panel pushes real estate partnerships to help preserve, create arts spaces

With creative businesses and artists all over the city facing displacement issues caused by rising property values, the time is coming for the local real estate and development community to find ways to mix arts and music uses into new…

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Claire McInerny

Austin ISD considers opening a school for young adults with autism

A local nonprofit wants to start a school in Austin that serves young adults with neurological conditions like autism.Easterseals of Central Texas is seeking to start the school within the Austin Independent School District. The school would help students older…

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Austin may get an economic development corp.

City Council appears to be moving cautiously toward creation of a local economic development corporation that would be totally separate from the city but governed by a Council-appointed board of directors. People unfamiliar with such entities may naturally wonder why…

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Asian chamber program looks to open contract opportunities for airport expansion

Small businesses owned by women and minorities can get an up-close lesson next month on how they can bid on contracts related to the ongoing expansion work taking place at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce will…

Friday, January 17, 2020 by Jack Craver

Travis County confronts tricky process in reforming pay for law enforcement

Travis County leaders are determined to reform the pay scale for the county’s 1,450 public safety employees, but they’re not quite sure how to do it.The county has long had separate pay scales for civilian employees and law enforcement workers,…

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