City Council

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Council plans hotel purchases for housing homeless, floats camping sites

At Monday’s work session, City Council members discussed purchasing two hotels in North Austin to secure more than 150 permanent supportive housing units for the homeless.  Mayor Steve Adler urged Council to act to remedy what he called an “emergency…

Monday, January 25, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Council proposes focus on four encampments in HEAL resolution

The city will focus on four encampments as the first phase of a plan to reduce the growing homeless population by providing housing and support services. The resolution, called the HEAL (Housing-Focused Homeless Encampment Assistance Link) Initiative and slated for the Feb.…

Friday, January 8, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Mayor Steve Adler: Reflections on a challenging year

At the start of 2020, Mayor Steve Adler was thinking about how to convince his colleagues to pass a new Land Development Code and how to convince the public to vote for a $7 billion mass transit bond proposal in…

Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Miriam E Jewell

Paige Ellis: Preparing for climate change resilience

Despite enduring a year of trials, Austin City Council Member Paige Ellis is determined to continue getting work done for her constituents and for the city. Two of Ellis’ most significant accomplishments this year with Council include the Healthy Streets…

Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Daniel Salazar

Kathie Tovo: A ‘completely unexpected’ year

For Kathie Tovo, who has been on Austin City Council since 2011, 2020 was a year like no other. Tovo told the Austin Monitor that she’s most proud of some of the work she did on the city’s response to…

Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Alison Alter: ‘Excited to begin again in 2021’

While 2020 was a challenging year for every member of the Austin City Council, it was particularly challenging for District 10’s Alison Alter and District 6’s Jimmy Flannigan, who had to defend their seats in the purple areas of the…

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