City Council

Friday, February 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council swiftly adopts new salary rules

A change that will allow City Council members to shift their salaries in order to pay for extra staff passed with little opposition Thursday.The ordinance will allow individual Council members to waive their salaries each year and apply those funds…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council considers homestead exemption timeline

Picking up on one of the most hotly debated campaign issues of the past election, City Council is grappling with what could be the first step in enacting a 20 percent homestead tax exemption.Council discussed a resolution at Tuesday’s work…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman struggles to stop subsidized housing

There are only two subsidized housing developments in City Council Member Don Zimmerman’s District 6, as compared to 47 in Council Member Ora Houston’s District 1 and 46 in Council Member Pio Renteria’s District 3, according to data compiled by…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members get their assignments

On Monday, Mayor Steve Adler released a document naming the proposed City Council committee and intergovernmental body appointments, populating the 10 Council committees for the first time.The appointments are on the agenda for the upcoming Council meeting, and they will…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses water scarcity

With the current central Texas drought showing no signs of abating, City Council sat down with staff and water experts on Monday to discuss the severity of the issue.Sharlene Leurig, who chaired the Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force, told…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Mayor’s foundation moves quickly to Council vote

Mayor Steve Adler’s plan to increase staff through a nonprofit foundation will be up for a vote this Thursday. The shift promises to be a radical one that could change how business is done at City Hall.Though the details of…

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