City Council

Monday, December 23, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Casar proud of victories in 2019, ready to prove value of progressive policy again in 2020

Council Member Greg Casar began the year defending several of the city’s workers’ rights ordinances at the 86th legislative session while pushing for adoption of Affordability Unlocked at City Council.Senate Bill 15 was known for its attack on the paid…

Monday, December 23, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Kitchen optimistic about work begun in 2019 but committed to finding real solutions

From where Ann Kitchen sits, 2019 was a productive year at City Hall. After years of stagnation on major issues from homelessness and transportation to our clunky land use code, the Council member says the city buckled down this year…

Monday, December 23, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Fiscal questions on revenue caps, transit plan remain with Flannigan after 2019

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan likes to refer to himself as the “fiscally responsible progressive” on the Council dais, pushing for ambitious action supported by the operational discipline needed to make sure money isn’t wasted.In that light, he said 2019 left…

Friday, December 20, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Harper-Madison looks back on lessons and growth in first year on Council

Looking back on her first year representing Austin’s District 1 seat on City Council, Natasha Harper-Madison said her early motivations for running for office were largely personal. She wanted to address issues specific to her district and its people rather…

Friday, December 20, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Delia Garza recalls 2019 as a good year

The year 2019 has been a good year for Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza. The former firefighter pushed hard for new fire stations for her District 2 constituents, and she got a great birthday present on June 5 when the…

Friday, December 20, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Renteria appreciates slow but steady progress to affordable, equitable city in 2019

As he did in 2019, Council Member Pio Renteria will continue working to create a more integrated, walkable and resilient city in the next year.“Historically, Austin is a city that has been segregated, and we’re trying to change that,” he…

Back to Top