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Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Without final rules in place, Austin closes two fair chance hiring complaints

When Lewis Conway Jr. was released from prison in 2000 after serving time for manslaughter, the state required him to wear an electronic monitoring device. But nothing fit his ankles.“So they put the electronic monitor on my wrist,” said Conway,…

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Will petitions be allowed on library property?

Since 2018 began, two individuals with IndyAustin who were gathering signatures for a CodeNEXT petition outside of Austin public libraries have been cited with criminal trespass warnings. Those citations have been rescinded as the city works to clarify their position on…

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Judge considers dismissing police union suit

Attorneys for the city sparred with attorneys for the Austin Police Association, its president Ken Casaday and police Sgt. Robert Miljenovich during a court hearing Monday over whether the police union’s suit against various city officials should be dismissed without…

Friday, March 23, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Commission: Former police monitor did not violate city policy

On Wednesday night, the Ethics Review Commission found that former police monitor Margo Frasier was not in violation of any city policy and did not impose any sanctions against her.By clearing Frasier’s name in a 7-2 vote, the commission took…

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Audit raises questions about on-call pay

Although Austin has a citywide procedure governing on-call and call-back pay, the Office of the City Auditor has found that the procedure is not consistently applied, and the city’s Human Resources Department has apparently not evaluated call-back pay since 2012.…

Friday, March 9, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council approves plan aimed at holding city programs accountable

City Council approved a wide-ranging plan on Thursday aimed at forcing city programs to prove their worth.The Austin Strategic Direction 2023 Plan has been in the works since the beginning of 2017, when Council began exploring the concept of “outcome-based”…

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