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Friday, December 13, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison receives reprimand for campaign finance violations

Six months after midyear campaign finance reports revealed that Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison violated fundraising laws, the Ethics Review Commission voted to send the Council member a letter of admonition.Harper-Madison collected $3,695 in campaign funds between January and March of…

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Trying to get apartment, employee committed fraud

An Austin Public Health employee misused her city computer, fax machines and the department’s patient records in an attempt to rent an apartment, according to an investigative report from the Office of the City Auditor.The report states that Johnetta Lindsay,…

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Demolition permitting revision to get going in 2020

The Development Services Department is behind schedule in its effort to revise the city’s demolition permitting process.The department issued a report with nine recommendations for a new process in October 2018. At the time, the department expected to bring its…

Monday, November 25, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City on pace for goal of 330 electrified vehicles by close of 2020

The city is on pace to have 330 electric vehicles in its fleet by the end of 2020, meeting a 2016 goal set by City Council that will make nearly 5 percent of the city’s 6,700 vehicle fleet composed of…

Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Audit: City-owned facilities set to save Austin $330M in 30 years

As the city faces a 3.5 percent tax cap beginning next year, city departments are searching for ways to save their pennies. Staff members have found one such savings opportunity by working to get city employees into city-owned buildings rather…

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Auditor finds ballot petitioners in Austin have it easier than most other cities

A statewide analysis of election regulations finds that Austin is one of the easiest cities in Texas to place a ballot measure in front of voters, with the city’s growing population making it easier every year.A report released earlier this…

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