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Monday, April 22, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Tourism Commission asks Council to pursue hotel tax collection on STRs

The Tourism Commission wants City Council to revisit and possibly make changes to its ordinance covering short-term rentals, with the goal of increasing the amount of Hotel Occupancy Tax coming into city coffers.The commission voted unanimously at this month’s meeting…

Friday, April 19, 2019 by Andrew Weber

Yep. A lot more people have moved to Austin, the Census Bureau confirms.

New numbers out today from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm something you’ve definitely noticed or complained about in the last eight years: Austin is growing.But that growth isn’t confined to the Austin area.The data put Texas counties and metro areas…

Friday, April 19, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Access to health care, transit among top budget priorities for Austin seniors

With the city paying closer attention to the needs of its fast-growing senior population, staff and commissions involved in issues for the aging are hearing a lot of familiar concerns heading into the early stages of budget talks.An emphasis on…

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Stephanie Federico

Adler says Texas has ‘declared war’ on Austin: ‘We must be prepared to defend ourselves’

Austin Mayor Steve Adler opened the annual State of the City address Wednesday with a quote from Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”Adler said Austin is experiencing a “golden moment” and is…

Monday, April 15, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Increased sound enforcement among ‘agent of change’ recommendations for Council

By the end of this month, City Council could start considering a number of policy and operational changes – including a revision to the sound ordinance and more stringent enforcement of noise disturbances – to try to alleviate growing friction…

Friday, April 12, 2019 by Claire McInerny

Austin ISD removes Andrews principal accused of discriminating against immigrant parents

The Austin Independent School District has removed Andrews Elementary Principal Gabriela Soto after parents and teachers accused her of discriminating against immigrant parents.A group of school advocates held a press conference Monday to publicize the accusations. Parents said Soto made…

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