City Council

Friday, March 9, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council denies reappointment of five judges

Who judges the judges? On Thursday, it was City Council. Though there was very little dissent on the dais about a recommendation that left five judges without appointments, the public testimony that preceded Council’s vote was critical and, at times,…

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin law requires job seekers with criminal pasts get a fair shot. But it’s not being enforced.

When Lauren Johnson started job hunting in the early 1990s, she walked from business to business, filling out applications by hand. “It’ll be so much easier someday when this is all computerized,” she remembers thinking.Two decades later, job applications had…

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 3.8.18

City Council is back for what looks to be a reasonably short meeting again today – fingers crossed! Here are the things we have our eye on. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda.…

Friday, March 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council extends paid sick leave to city’s temporary employees

On Thursday, City Council made good on its promise to apply the same sick leave requirement to city government that it voted two weeks ago to impose on private employers.In a 9-2 vote, Council approved a resolution directing city staff to…

Friday, March 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council buys local on computer training contract

City Council rejected the advice of city staff and awarded a technology training contract to a local group over a national nonprofit that only recently arrived in Austin.Staff had recommended that the city contract with Community Technology Network to manage…

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council to vote on extending paid sick leave to all city employees

Two weeks after approving an ordinance that will require private employers to provide paid sick leave, City Council is scheduled to vote on a similar measure to extend the same benefit to all city employees, including its many temporary workers.Throughout…

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