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City Council

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Who’s minding the store? Alter

With four people absent, today’s City Council meeting is scheduled to start late and end early. Council Member Alison Alter will chair the meeting, which will start at 11:30 a.m.Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member…

Monday, March 26, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council approves study of McKalla Place as soccer stadium site

City staff will spend the next two months studying if a city-owned parcel near the Domain could be a possible fit for a proposed professional soccer stadium.At Thursday’s meeting City Council members voted 9-0 to have the city manager and…

Friday, March 23, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council debates police staffing

At the first City Council meeting following the end of the recent bombings, Council members spent nearly two hours debating a largely symbolic resolution about police staffing.Originally, explained Council Member Ellen Troxclair, the resolution was meant to simply convey Council’s…

Monday, March 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City to study McKalla Place as home for soccer stadium

It appears city leaders want to move ahead with making a piece of city-owned land north of the downtown core available as the site for a possible soccer stadium.Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo has co-sponsored a resolution that will direct…

Friday, March 9, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council denies reappointment of five judges

Who judges the judges? On Thursday, it was City Council. Though there was very little dissent on the dais about a recommendation that left five judges without appointments, the public testimony that preceded Council’s vote was critical and, at times,…

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin law requires job seekers with criminal pasts get a fair shot. But it’s not being enforced.

When Lauren Johnson started job hunting in the early 1990s, she walked from business to business, filling out applications by hand. “It’ll be so much easier someday when this is all computerized,” she remembers thinking.Two decades later, job applications had…

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