City Council

Thursday, December 28, 2017 by Jack Craver

Child care, CodeNEXT, grocery stores: Garza focuses on economic justice

Before walking into an executive session where City Council members decided unanimously to select Spencer Cronk as Austin’s next city manager, Council Member Delia Garza spoke to the Austin Monitor about her thoughts on her third year on Council.Although she…

Friday, December 22, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Council commissions study of convention center expansion

Researchers at the University of Texas are going to ask the question that seems to be on every Austinite’s mind these days: “Can new, programmatic spatial configurations and economic models for urban convention centers be applied to downtown Austin in…

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Memo outlines ‘downtown puzzle’ progress headed into 2018

Work on Mayor Steve Adler’s “downtown puzzle” policies package will be almost certainly put on hold until the spring when newly hired city manager Spencer Cronk will be able to study and work on how to execute the proposal.That was…

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council plans to take up sick leave ordinance in February

Over the past month, the city of Austin has tried to gather community input on the issue of paid sick leave and whether the city should require employers to provide it.Unsurprisingly, many employers aren’t happy about the idea. In the…

Monday, December 18, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Resolutions could change how demolitions are done in Austin

On Thursday, City Council approved two resolutions that direct the city to take a look at the literal and figurative cost of demolitions in Austin. Each could lead to increased fees for the growing number of building demolitions in Austin.…

Friday, December 15, 2017 by Jo Clifton

24 Diner, Parkside win airport contract

Despite the angst it expressed over not making a spot at the airport for longtime Austin restaurant Threadgill’s, City Council voted to award the contract for new airport restaurant concessions to HMSHost, the company whose bid included the 24 Diner…

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