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…

Friday, January 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council postpones salary debate until next week

On Thursday, City Council temporarily backed away from a plan that could have members voting to reduce their own salaries.Council members voted 11-0 to postpone action on the resolution until their Jan. 29 meeting. The resolution directs the city manager…

Monday, January 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members consider cutting their own pay

On Thursday, as one of their first official acts as an elected body, City Council members will consider taking an action that could reduce their salaries.Specifically, the resolution on Thursday’s agenda directs the city manager to change the current office…

Monday, November 3, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

Audit calls Public Library’s equity into question

Despite not having a formal definition of “equity” available to the public, the Austin Public Library insists that it uses equity as a guiding principle in all decisions.The city’s public library system challenged a report presented last week at City…

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