City Council

Friday, September 18, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council approves SAVES resolution to rescue vital businesses

City Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday night directing the city manager to bring back viable funding options by Oct. 1 to help sustain the city’s service sector through the ongoing economic pressures of Covid-19.All the Council members, Mayor Pro…

Friday, September 18, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Convention center expansion moves forward

After a long day considering various different topics, City Council voted 10-0-1, with Council Member Leslie Pool abstaining, to authorize staff to move forward with negotiations to purchase two expensive blocks to the west of the Austin Convention Center for…

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Negotiations in the works on convention center expansion

Although the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to have serious economic impacts on the Austin Convention Center for several years, people will still want to gather for face-to-face meetings, according to an expert hired to advise City Council on the planned…

Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Savana Dunning

New RISE 2.0 relief program offers $10M to individuals in Austin, Travis County

The city of Austin has expanded its original Covid-19 relief program and will be distributing a total of $10 million to individuals experiencing hardships in Austin and Travis County.Applications open Sept. 14 online and over the phone for the new Relief…

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City hopes fewer Covid cases and cooler temps will boost open-air business pilot

Austin’s Covid-era pilot for safe outdoor shopping and dining has been running since June 15, but not many local shops and restaurants have sought to take advantage of the program so far. During the first 10 weeks of Shop the…

Friday, September 4, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council approves $23 million in partial purchases for Corridor Construction Program

City Council has authorized the Office of Real Estate Services to start negotiations with landowners for $23 million in real estate acquisitions from a number of properties along the nine segments of the Corridor Construction Program.Mike Trimble, director of the…

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