City Council

Monday, January 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council members consider cutting their own pay

On Thursday, as one of their first official acts as an elected body, City Council members will consider taking an action that could reduce their salaries.Specifically, the resolution on Thursday’s agenda directs the city manager to change the current office…

Friday, January 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council wraps up orientation, plans policy review

With their first full meeting less than two weeks away, members of the new City Council laid out a plan Thursday to study up on city policy.As a starting point, Council members were asked to consider a plan that had…

Friday, January 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New Council plans change to meetings, committees

Wasting no time, Austin’s newly inaugurated City Council launched into a proposal Thursday to change its meetings and committee structures. The changes, members say, will make for a more efficient, more transparent city government.For now, the details of the change…

Friday, January 9, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Leffingwell says new Council will face challenges

Lee Leffingwell has now retired after serving for four years on the Austin City Council and nearly six years as mayor. The Austin Monitor recently asked him to talk about his favorite part of the job.“I tell people all the…

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Zimmerman libel suit against Bulldog dismissed

Less than 24 hours after being sworn in to office as the new District 6 representative, City Council Member Don Zimmerman had his lawsuit against the Austin Bulldog dismissed and was ordered to pay court costs and attorney’s fees.Zimmerman filed…

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

District 8’s Troxclair vows to be accessible leader

New City Council Member Ellen Troxclair won the District 8 seat by less than half a percentage point. Now, fresh from vacation, she said she’s ready to hit the ground running.“I’m so humbled to be in the position I am…

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