City Council

Friday, March 27, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council adopts anti-eviction ordinance: Tenant advocates call it a ‘Band-Aid solution’

City Council adopted a 60-day suspension on evictions Thursday that will buy tenants two months before a landlord can seek to evict them for missed rent payments. Many renters and local advocates, however, say the ordinance only kicks the can…

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council to vote on anti-eviction ordinance Thursday

City Council will vote Thursday on establishing a 60-day grace period for renters in an emergency ordinance released Monday. The ordinance, which is sponsored by Council members Greg Casar, Kathie Tovo, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and Mayor Steve Adler…

Monday, March 23, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Council widens scope of how to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact

A City Council resolution intended to assist small businesses and employees impacted by the cancellation of South by Southwest has been expanded in recent days to include aid for child care services and health care providers for senior citizens, with…

Monday, March 23, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council enters new territory with online participants

Under normal circumstances, Council chambers would be packed with city staff, observers and people wishing to comment on various agenda items. Today, under national, state and local emergency declarations, COVID-19 has made these times anything but normal.According to a memo…

Friday, March 20, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City looks for funds, including hotel tax, to cushion COVID-19 economic impact

City staff and members of City Council have fine-tuned their plans for assisting small businesses and employees facing financial difficulties from the cancellation of South by Southwest and other fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak.Council Member Jimmy Flannigan posted a draft…

Friday, March 13, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Local disaster declaration extended indefinitely

As expected, Mayor Steve Adler has extended the local state of disaster declaration indefinitely, with the unanimous consent of City Council. On March 6, the mayor declared a local state of disaster for one week due to concerns over the…

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