City Council

Friday, June 12, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Temporary protected bike lanes coming to a section of Congress Avenue this month

In another effort to meet demand for social distancing and safe activity as local businesses reopen, City Council voted Thursday to set up temporary protected bicycle lanes on Congress Avenue north of Riverside Drive by June 30.Mobility advocates said the…

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Council unveils resolutions aimed at dismantling systemic racism

On Monday morning, City Council members Natasha Harper-Madison, Delia Garza, Greg Casar and Jimmy Flannigan, along with Mayor Steve Adler, held a press conference to discuss a group of resolutions aimed at reforming the Austin Police Department and dismantling systemic…

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Jo Clifton

City calls for help with redistricting

Just like Congress and the Texas Legislature, Austin City Council is required to draw new districts every 10 years to coincide with the U.S. Census. But unlike the Legislature and Congress, the city asks ordinary citizens to participate in the…

Monday, June 8, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council’s APD grant vote: What happened

After listening to nearly seven hours of heartbreaking testimony from Austinites traumatized by police violence during protests the last week of May, City Council took a vote approving more funds for the Austin Police Department. On its surface, the $430,685…

Monday, June 8, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin Council members say they’ve lost faith in the police chief: Next week they vote on changes

A fractured skull. A severe chest wound. A broken jaw from where a lead-pellet bag lodged inside a person’s mouth. The injuries to protesters over the weekend could have been fatal, the Austin-Travis County EMS chief told City Council members…

Friday, June 5, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austinites get chance to express pain, anger over police violence at emergency City Council hearing

More than 300 people have signed up to talk about what transpired during weekend protests against systemic racism and police killings, at an emergency Austin City Council session Thursday.Council members will reconvene the following morning to hear from Austin Police…

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