City Council

Sunday, December 21, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Adler talks about his agenda for new Council

Mayor-elect Steve Adler has proclaimed that his administration will give Austin “a new way forward.” He has talked of the 10-1 system as a restart for city government. Now Adler has to put forth some concrete ideas and get his…

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Longer hike-and-bike trail hours on the way

As a parting gesture, City Council members finally found a way to keep some of the city’s hike-and-bike trails open a little longer.At their final meeting, Council members unanimously approved an ordinance that will allow the Parks and Recreation Department…

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman v. Bulldog case going to court today

Attorneys for District 6 Council Member-elect Don Zimmerman and Austin Bulldog publisher Ken Martin will face off in a Travis County district court this morning over a lawsuit Zimmerman filed related to a Bulldog story that outlined court proceedings in…

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Austin Monitor

New Council set; Gallo, Troxclair, Zimmerman all in

All the players in the new 10-1 Austin City Council are finally in place after Tuesday’s runoff elections. There is a lot that is remarkable about the city’s first Council elected from single-member districts.For starters, 10 of the 11 members…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Mayor-elect Adler wins by huge margin

Austin has a lot of new faces getting ready to sit on a brand new form of City Council. The future mayor, attorney Steve Adler, who beat opponent Council member Mike Martinez with 67 percent of the vote, celebrated with…

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council backs new social service contract metric

Austin City Council members Thursday approved a resolution from Council members Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison and Chris Riley that instructs City Manager Marc Ott to tie the city’s social service contract spending to the Consumer Price Index.The action, approved by…

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