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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Audit accuses parks department leaders of waste

The Office of the City Auditor released a report Tuesday accusing Parks and Recreation Director Kimberly McNeeley and Assistant Director Liana Kallivoka of giving another employee a “special privilege,” improperly using more than $22,000 worth of sick leave and wasting $39,000 of…

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Savana Dunning

Some Covid-19 economic recovery programs see progress while others stagnate

While six of the city’s 11 Covid-19 economic recovery programs have received or are about to receive applications for their grants and loans, the rest have yet to move on from the development stages.Austin’s economic recovery programs are designed to…

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by Jo Clifton

City stepping back from bulk pickups

As cases of Covid-19 continue to spread through the community, it becomes more onerous for many essential workers to do their jobs, including those who provide trash, recycling and compost collection services.As the twice-yearly curbside collection of bulk items and large…

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Bee Cave Council member sues over removal

A member of the Bee Cave City Council who was removed from office on June 17, five weeks after being sworn in for a two-year term, filed suit against the city as well as the mayor and Council members who…

Friday, June 26, 2020 by Jo Clifton

With virus surging, Cronk revises return-to-work plan

City Manager Spencer Cronk announced Thursday that he was postponing reintegrating city employees back into the workplace for a month due to concerns about the increase in Covid-19 cases. Instead of starting on June 29, the first phase is now…

Friday, June 26, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Housing, Planning & Zoning departments to merge

Under a plan proposed by Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzales Thursday, the city’s Planning and Zoning Department would be merged with the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department in the 2020-21 fiscal year, which starts in October. The new department’s…

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