City Council

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zimmerman libel suit against Bulldog dismissed

Less than 24 hours after being sworn in to office as the new District 6 representative, City Council Member Don Zimmerman had his lawsuit against the Austin Bulldog dismissed and was ordered to pay court costs and attorney’s fees.Zimmerman filed…

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

District 8’s Troxclair vows to be accessible leader

New City Council Member Ellen Troxclair won the District 8 seat by less than half a percentage point. Now, fresh from vacation, she said she’s ready to hit the ground running.“I’m so humbled to be in the position I am…

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

District 10’s Gallo to focus on transparency in 2015

District 10 City Council Member Sheri Gallo was sworn in Tuesday evening, along with the rest of Austin’s new 10-1 Council. Gallo, a longtime resident of the area, boasts a 35-year background in residential real estate and a legacy of…

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New Council members sworn in, ready for work

Both the dais and City Hall were filled Tuesday night, when all 11 members of Austin’s new City Council were sworn in to office. Former Mayor Lee Leffingwell opened the ceremony by noting it was the first time there had…

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Gene Davis

Source of Income ordinance blocked, for now

A federal judge Tuesday temporarily blocked the implementation of a city ordinance that aims to expand housing options for low-income residents who use housing vouchers.The so-called Source of Income Ordinance was scheduled to go into effect Jan. 12. However, U.S.…

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Partisan politics arise at new Commissioners Court

Travis County Commissioners met for the first time Tuesday with new County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Pct. 2 Commissioner Brigid Shea on the court. The spirit of cooperation and goodwill present when the new court convened lasted about an hour before…

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