City Council

Friday, December 8, 2017 by Jack Craver

Austin’s two city manager finalists: Howard Lazarus and Spencer Cronk

The seemingly interminable search for Austin’s next city manager has finally been winnowed down to two applicants for the job.On Thursday, Stephen Newton of consulting firm Russell Reynolds Associates, which City Council hired to lead the candidate search, recommended that…

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Changes proposed for Chapter 380 agreements

During Tuesday’s City Council work session, David Colligan, the manager of global business expansion in the Economic Development Department, and economist Jon Hockenyos presented an outline of their plans to revamp the city’s incentive policy for recruiting businesses under the…

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

Council reveals six finalists for city manager position

After getting heat for keeping candidates’ identities secret and evading reporters, City Council has released the names of six finalists for the city manager position.Mayor Steve Adler published the names and biographies to the Council Online Message Board Monday afternoon.The…

Friday, November 10, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Public to meet manager candidates after all

After months of insisting on keeping the names of all city manager candidates secret, Steve Newton of Russell Reynolds Associates announced during Thursday’s City Council meeting that the names of the finalists would become public on either Friday or Monday.In…

Friday, November 10, 2017 by Jack Craver

2nd Street gets another five years of free parking

For at least another five years, patrons of businesses located in the downtown Second Street District will continue getting two hours of free parking in the City Hall parking garage.After a lengthy debate Thursday, City Council voted to renew a…

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council members question free parking for Second Street stores

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo isn’t sure whether shoppers on Second Street should get free parking courtesy of the city of Austin anymore.At a City Council meeting last week, Tovo questioned city staff about its recommendation that Council renew contracts…

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