City Council

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Faulk Library renovation opens conversation on Downtown Community Court

The Austin History Center downtown is ready to expand into the first floor of the adjacent John H. Faulk Library, but the building needs some work.City Council will consider a contract for design services Thursday to get the ball rolling…

Monday, January 13, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Council may move forward with study of minority business contracting disparities

City Council will decide at its Jan. 23 meeting whether to approve a study – first requested in late 2018 – examining how well small businesses owned by women and minorities are represented in the city’s contract procurement process. The…

Friday, January 3, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Adler: 2019 saw action, and frustration, on city’s long-standing issues

Looking back on 2019, Mayor Steve Adler sees a year where a series of major issues came to inflection points on which he and City Council had to take decisive action – and then face the criticism that often follows…

Friday, December 27, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Alter highlights progress in public safety in 2019

Out of all the work she’s accomplished this year, Council Member Alison Alter is particularly proud of what she’s brought to fruition in the realm of public safety.Beginning in January, Alter posted a resolution calling for a third-party audit of…

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Leslie Pool remembers high, low points of 2019

District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool is proud of the contributions she and her colleagues made toward helping the homeless in 2019, calling it “a pretty amazing year.” Still, she thinks some things could have been done better. For example,…

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Ellis looks at District 8’s place in transit, homelessness issues in reviewing 2019

Ask Paige Ellis about one of the first lessons she learned as a new City Council member and her answer is immediate: patience.The old adage that the wheels of government turn slowly takes on a whole new meaning for someone…

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