City Council

Friday, September 17, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Early redistricting map reflects population growth of Northwest Austin

City Council districts for the rest of the decade will largely look the same as those created in 2013, based on the reveal of the preliminary map that has been in the works for much of this year. While the…

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Conduct of meetings is going to change – and change again

Just as Austin’s most civically engaged citizens – including some new to the process – have gotten used to phoning in their comments on the City Council agenda, the rules are changing. In addition, Council will be considering new rules…

Friday, August 27, 2021 by Amy Smith

Council solidifies its vow to include child care in all new city developments

Reaffirming its commitment to including family-friendly features in new city-owned and -sponsored buildings and projects, City Council doubled down with a vote to ensure child care facilities are also included. As part of the resolution brought by Council Member Kathie…

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

A Council resolution floats safety-minded changes on Sixth Street. Some are more controversial than others.

In response to a recent spate of violence on Sixth Street, City Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday that sets out to tackle long-neglected safety problems in the area. If the proposed changes in the resolution come to fruition after…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council may abandon designated campsite strategy

City Council members Paige Ellis and Natasha Harper-Madison have announced that they will not support designated campsites for people experiencing homelessness, casting doubt on the viability of a strategy Council adopted in May. “After a week of extremely difficult conversations,…

Monday, July 26, 2021 by Amy Smith

Wanted: More residents to participate in city redistricting hearings

Austin commissioners charged with redrawing the boundaries of 10 City Council districts clearly have their work cut out for them. For one, they’re obligated to hold public hearings in each of the 10 districts, yet the first two forums drew…

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