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Monday, June 18, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

New Tourism Commission to advise on hotel tax funds, issues related to $9B industry

Austin’s tourism industry will get some additional City Hall oversight as City Council prepares for budget workshops that are almost certain to include decisions on how to spend the quickly growing reserve of Hotel Occupancy Tax funds.Council voted 8-1-2 Thursday…

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Renteria opposes contract award to contractor who used racial slur

City Council Member Pio Renteria says he will oppose the awarding of a city road maintenance contract to a firm whose president used a racial slur at a Travis County-sponsored meeting last month.According to a memorandum Capital Contracting Officer Rolando…

Friday, June 1, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Health department faulted in foundation audit

Members of the city auditor’s staff have found that Austin Public Health’s monitoring process for contracts with the African-American Youth Harvest Foundation has been ineffective and that the department cannot verify that the foundation has fulfilled the intended purpose of…

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Employees coming, going at City Hall

The city of Austin has lost two well-known employees in the last few days, including Mark Dreyfus, Austin Energy’s vice president of regulatory affairs and corporate communications.According to a memo from Jeff Vice, AE director of local government relations, Dreyfus…

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Commission weighs benefits of playgroups vs. walks for dogs

Although walking a dog seems like one of the most rudimentary interactions you can have with your pet, it is a daily chore that routinely takes a back seat at the Austin Animal Center due to its lack of manpower. Instead,…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

City contemplates restaurant inspection changes

Austin may change how it inspects restaurants in the city, and City Council members are taking a look at how the change could impact the bottom line for some local businesses.Don Hastings, who is the assistant director of the Environmental…

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