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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Cronk announces final assistant managers, filling safety and mobility posts

A current assistant city manager and a newcomer to City Hall have been selected as the newest assistant city managers as part of a realignment of top city staff under City Manager Spencer Cronk.On Tuesday, the city announced the selection…

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Ethics violation raises questions about city laptop policies

DeShawn Scott, a temporary administrative specialist in the Public Works Department, left his position in December after the Office of the City Auditor opened an investigation into Scott’s use of his city computer for purposes related to his two outside…

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

After music think tank, Austin eyeing new music census, programming

A group of leaders from prominent music cities across North America spent two days in Austin last week brainstorming the issues that have become a regular part of the economic dialogue in Austin: affordability, compatibility and sustainability.The Sound Music Cities…

Monday, March 18, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Casar to pay Pressley’s court fees, but they’re not much

When Council Member Greg Casar filed the report on his special officeholder account on Jan. 15, it showed just $321.91 in the account. The purpose of that account has been to help Casar pay the legal fees in the lawsuit…

Monday, March 18, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Discussing the opportunities and challenges of smart city accessibility

At a high-minded talk about the impacts of smart city technology speeding ahead without including input from disabled communities, a stark example from the city of Toronto hammered the point home during last week’s South by Southwest conference.The anecdote came…

Friday, March 15, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Austin taking over underpass cleanup from TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation, which has been cleaning under the city’s highway overpasses for many years and cleaning up homeless camps for about three years, has notified the city of Austin that it can no longer provide those services.TxDOT…

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