City Council

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Andrew Weber

Council members offer revised plan that phases in restrictions on camping or resting in public

City leaders have a new proposal to regulate behavior related to homelessness ahead of a possible City Council vote that could happen as soon as Wednesday.The proposal comes after roughly a week of infighting among Council members. Kathie Tovo and…

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Jo Clifton

City facing challenges in changing sidewalks

When Stephanie Hayden, director of Austin Public Health, sent out a memo last Friday explaining improvements the city was making to the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, she underlined one sentence: “Please note the sidewalk construction is scheduled to…

Friday, September 13, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Advocates cheer abortion aid funding; Zimmerman sues city

As city leaders and advocates for reproductive choice gathered for a press conference Thursday morning, most of the conversation focused on how Austin became the first city in the country to allocate funding for logistical support, such as transportation and…

Friday, September 6, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council tells staff: Get municipal court move done

So far, the process of reviewing plans and preparing for relocation of the Austin Municipal Court has been “very, very extensive,” according to Municipal Court Clerk Mary Jane Grubb. Impatient with the lagging timeline, City Council is pressing staffers to…

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Another alley fence delay adds to frustration for clubs in Red River district

The city may need until late November to install a gate to an alley on Red River Street between Seventh and Eighth streets. That opens up the chance of going past a promised Nov. 1 deadline to close off an…

Friday, August 23, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Divided Council puts off Rainey funding decision

Council Member Kathie Tovo tried mightily on Thursday to convince her colleagues to appropriate funding for projects within the Rainey Street Historic District, as Council promised when it passed a resolution to that effect in 2013.The 2013 resolution directed staff…

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