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Thursday, October 15, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Airport officials strive to help employees, concessions

In December 2019, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, or AUS, hosted more than 778,000 passengers, many of whom bought snacks, coffee, lunches and books, as well as gifts for their friends and relatives. By April 2020, that number had plunged to just…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council refines SAVES proposal

The city has not yet found the right balance in regards to distributing $15 million in financial assistance under Save Austin’s Vital Economic Sectors (SAVES). As City Council prepares to consider allocating $8.5 million in sales tax revenue to the…

Thursday, October 8, 2020 by Savana Dunning

City looks to support waste collection workers amid pandemic stresses

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to keep many people at home more often, Austin Resource Recovery finds itself steadily losing the staff needed to manage the increased volume of household garbage. City Council passed a resolution Oct. 1 to mitigate…

Monday, October 5, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Staffers explain how Covid relief funds were disbursed

This summer, City Council rushed to provide economic relief to small businesses and nonprofits shouldering the burden of closures during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Thursday, as they ratified a contract with the Better Business Bureau…

Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin City Council set to undo ban against public drinking in East Austin

City Council members are expected to reverse a decades-long ban against the public consumption of alcohol in several parts of East Austin on Thursday. Since the 1990s, drinking alcohol on public streets, roadways or sidewalks in six designated areas of town…

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City offers $15M funding plan for SAVES

In the absence of sufficient state and federal economic relief for Covid-19, the city has identified four potential local funding sources totaling $15 million for the Save Austin’s Vital Economic Sectors (SAVES) effort. If approved by City Council this week,…

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