City Council

Friday, May 22, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

Council approves $6.9M in agreements for remaining RISE funds

City Council doled out nearly $6.9 million to 12 social services organizations in a unanimous vote Thursday, spending the remainder of the $15 million Relief in a State of Emergency, or RISE, fund approved by Council on April 9.Mayor Pro…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City outlines $270M coronavirus response

The city’s budget office has landed on a provisional Covid-19 spending plan to manage the ongoing public health crisis and provide vulnerable residents, professionals and businesses with the financial support to survive.The $270.1 million framework features $37.9 million for medical…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Jo Clifton

UT, city start negotiating a development deal

In response to a City Council request in February, the University of Texas has presented the broad outline of an agreement for developing its Austin properties, including the Brackenridge tract, the Pickle Research Center West, Sematech in East Austin, and…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Ahead of Abbott’s reopening, Council members urge state to address Covid-19 in East Austin

Ahead of Gov. Greg Abbott’s moves on Monday to allow more Texas businesses to reopen and cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, four members of City Council representing East Austin urged the state to do more to protect vulnerable communities from…

Monday, May 18, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Texas Supreme Court order doesn’t nullify Austin’s eviction protections

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that eviction proceedings and debt collections, which have been paused during the Covid-19 pandemic, can once again move forward. But that doesn’t mean eviction proceedings will go forward in Austin any time soon.On…

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City to pursue strategy protecting at-risk workers from Covid-19 threat

The city is expected to begin assembling a strategy to limit the spread of Covid-19 among at-risk workers with high rates of contact with the public, including those in jobs that have restarted following state government moves to reopen the…

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