Monday, March 9, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners back new vehicle registration fee

The Travis County Commissioners Court has endorsed a proposal to raise vehicle registration fees to bolster funding for transportation projects. At their regular voting session Tuesday, the commissioners unanimously backed two bills at the Texas Legislature that would charge county…

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council assesses potential Onion Creek buyout

While the Halloween 2013 flood continues to impact lives near Onion Creek, City Council will likely decide Thursday whether the city should chip in up to $60 million to help ensure that history does not repeat itself.Council members considered a…

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council considers health care for more employees

Though the City of Austin offers health coverage to most of its regular employees, City Council has kick-started a process that could lead to an expansion to all employees in the next fiscal year.Council voted Thursday to direct city staff…

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

For Austin’s City Manager, change is a constant

This week, Marc Ott celebrates his seventh anniversary as Austin’s city manager. The Austin Monitor sat down with him to talk about his tenure, the future and how his office is tackling the myriad changes proposed by the new City…

Friday, January 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council tentatively approves salary shift

City Council took the first step toward allowing some Council members to divert all or portions of their own salaries Thursday.Council members voted unanimously to allow the resolution to move forward. However, the issue will have to return to Council…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Price of Council changes still unknown

Though there are no hard numbers yet, Austin’s budget office has begun to review the potential fiscal impacts associated with proposed changes to City Council’s committee and meeting structures.According to a Jan. 23 memo from Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed…

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