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Monday, July 26, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Some board and commission meetings may stay virtual

Will the future of city board and commission meetings be in-person or virtual? Based on discussion at Wednesday’s Audit and Finance Committee, perhaps both. The committee decided to further study the feasibility of allowing hybrid or entirely virtual meetings after…

Thursday, July 15, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Report: Ex-AE employee misused city resources, lied to auditors

An investigation by the Office of the City Auditor found that a former utility accounts specialist at Austin Energy misused his city computer and email to benefit his secondary employment and failed to do work assigned to him, forcing the…

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Downtown Community Court finds new temporary home after long search

After City Council went through the rigmarole of trying and failing to choose a new location for the Downtown Austin Community Court last year, city staffers have found a temporary solution. In the coming weeks, DACC will set up shop…

Monday, June 21, 2021 by Amy Smith

Herrington leaving his environmental post for new job in Virginia

After 25 years with the city of Austin, Environmental Officer Chris Herrington is retiring and taking a new leadership position in Fairfax, Va. Herrington, who’ll be moving east with his fiancée, Kimberly Horndeski, will serve as director of public works…

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Complaint against Harper-Madison ruled out of ethics commission’s jurisdiction

Ethics violations against Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison were found to be outside the purview of the city’s Ethics Review Commission last week, marking the second time in two months the commission has failed to move forward with a complaint…

Thursday, June 3, 2021 by Amy Smith

Board member asked to resign after tempers flare over creek project

Council Member Pio Renteria has requested the resignation of his appointee to the Parks and Recreation Board, citing her lack of decorum during a tense discussion about the proposed Central Williamson Creek Greenway at the board’s May 25 meeting. The…

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