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Monday, June 26, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Second Austin Energy employee investigated

For the second time this month, the Office of the City Auditor has released a report alleging that an Austin Energy employee has misused his computer, email account and telephone to work on his secondary employment. According to an investigation…

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Task force dives into city manager search

The task force in charge of helping to write the job description for Austin’s next city manager hopes to stay involved in the process of picking the eventual hire, even though, as of now, the group is set to dissolve…

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Austin’s fleet maintenance costly, audit shows

The cost of providing routine oil changes and inspections of the city’s light-duty, nonpublic safety vehicles is more than twice the cost of an oil change and inspection at a private company, according to an audit released by the Office…

Friday, June 2, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Is audit trouble for Austin Energy employee?

The City Auditor’s Integrity Unit has found evidence that Austin Energy employee Steven Salinas solicited and accepted employment from developers over whose projects he had discretionary authority in his position as a lead electric distribution designer. However, while auditors found…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Pool proposes campaign finance rule changes

City Council Member Leslie Pool will be bringing forward an amendment to the city’s campaign finance law in June. Pool’s proposal is an attempt to remedy the city’s First Amendment problem with part of the old law, which federal Judge…

Monday, May 15, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Ethics charges dismissed against official in trellis case

A member of the city’s Board of Adjustment will not face a final hearing on charges he involved himself inappropriately in an appeals process involving the neighborhood association of which he is also a founding member. At Wednesday’s meeting of…

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