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Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Updated: Visit Austin provides some data, withholds some

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, now operating as Visit Austin, released to the Austin Monitor on Wednesday a list of its 50 highest-paid employees, by job title and salary, not by name, as well as a compilation of the…

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Bunch sues Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

Austin activist Bill Bunch filed suit after hours Monday against the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (which on April 28 filed an assumed name certificate allowing it to operate under the name Visit Austin) for refusing to disclose the salaries of its…

Monday, May 1, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Judge rejects city’s payday lender rules

Austin Municipal Court Judge Ferdinand Clervi struck down a section of Austin’s payday lending ordinance in March, ruling that the ordinance’s limits on frequency and amount of installment payments are preempted by state law.That ruling affected two separate cases in…

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Developer wins suit against Crestview neighbors

Mark Dawson Homes has won its lawsuit against the residents of the Crestview neighborhood who tried to enforce an expired restrictive covenant against the developer that might have prevented it from building two homes on one lot at 7801 Mullen…

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Jo Clifton

CLEAT subpoenas Adler in officer’s hearing

The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT, has subpoenaed Mayor Steve Adler to give testimony at an upcoming arbitration hearing in the firing of Officer Geoffrey Freeman.Freeman lost his job after shooting an unarmed, naked teenager in February…

Friday, November 18, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Zimmerman appeals campaign contribution limits

City Council Member Don Zimmerman has asked the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to strike down two provisions of Austin’s campaign finance laws: the $350 limit on contributions made by individuals to Council candidates and the…

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