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Monday, April 24, 2017 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: It’s the little things

Honorifics Olympics… Mayor Steve Adler appears to be having a tough time deciding how to refer to Council Member Alison Alter on the dais. The mayor tends to address his Council colleagues as “Mr.” or “Ms.” during meetings, but on…

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council 4.20.2017

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting. ITEMS 6 11 16 18 26 28 30 31 32 48 49 50 TickTock for Friday, April 21, 2017 Participants: austinmonitor 191 eraycollins 1…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Sleep researchers cheer on Council members as they consider ways to avoid late nights

Early on June 24, 2016, City Council Member Delia Garza checked her watch. “We’re making a decision about $720 million at 1:35 in the morning after lengthy discussions,” Garza told her colleagues. “After in my opinion, no real agreement on…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council moves toward changing meeting rules

City Council members took a significant step Tuesday toward revising the way they conduct meetings as well as the time frames for scheduling business on the agenda in the hope that they can reduce the number of hours spent sitting…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Group says Champion tract vote broke rules

City Council is facing yet another possible lawsuit over a vote it took that may not have complied with the Texas Open Meetings Act. City Attorney Anne Morgan confirmed Monday that she plans to discuss the matter with Council in…

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Monday, April 17, 2017 by Michael Kanin
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TickTock: Austin City Council meeting 4.13.2017

TickTock is the sortable transcript of @austinmonitor Tweets from the most recent Austin City Council meeting. ITEMS 2 9 10 14 19 22 24 25 26 36 39 40 41 TickTock for Friday, April 14, 2017 Participants: austinmonitor 118 BuckBaccus…

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Friday, April 14, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

City approves Merck incentives, waits for decision on IT hub

Austin will provide up to $856,000 in economic incentives to pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme if the company chooses Austin as the site for a proposed information technology hub. By a 7-3-1 vote, City Council approved a Chapter 380…

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Monday, April 10, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Pharma giant’s proposed incentives draw questions in first review

City Council members have tended away from using incentives packages in recent years, averaging one approval per year to lure large employers to the area. Based on questioning and feedback from an initial discussion last week, it appears that 2017’s…

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Friday, April 7, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs waiver of anti-lobbying ordinance

City Council on Thursday approved a temporary waiver of the city’s anti-lobbying ordinance for companies and individuals who wish to talk to the Council working group on solid waste issues. The vote was 7-1-1, with Council Member Ellen Troxclair voting…

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