City Council

Friday, September 4, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council approves funding for isolation hotel

After a brief discussion about the need to continue the search for temporary and permanent housing for Austinites experiencing homelessness, City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the owner of the La Quinta Inn at 5812 N. Interstate 35 Thursday.The…

Monday, August 31, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Council eyes September for EDC creation, with S. Congress and music venues as priorities

City Council is expected to vote next month to approve the legal documents that would create an economic development corporation, or EDC, that many members see as a remedy for threatened arts spaces, housing for the homeless and other real…

Friday, August 28, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Austin to become a better ‘laboratory’ for UT research under interlocal agreement

While City Council members and city departments have long sought help from the University of Texas to research challenges facing the city like gentrification or the “downtown puzzle,” there has never been a formal process to coordinate those efforts –…

Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City opens process for using $12M approved to preserve creative spaces

The city has launched the process of finding properties and organizations that could be matched in the next 12 months for public-private partnerships focused on preserving creative spaces around the city.The newly released request for information is the first step in…

Monday, August 3, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City to loosen enforcement on food donation charities

Covid-19 has increased food insecurity across Travis County while creating further operational complications for local food banks, soup kitchens and other charitable feeding organizations. To help meet the rising demand, the city is looking to remove some of its structural…

Friday, July 31, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Council OKs short contract to clean up homeless camps

Ten people signed up to tell Council on Wednesday they were opposed to awarding a three-year contract to Relief Enterprise of Texas Inc. for “removal of debris and cleanup services under bridge overpasses, under bridges, and in the transportation right…

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