Friday, May 18, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Austin sings the cemetery fund blues

The Parks and Recreation Department, which is in charge of operations and management of the city’s five historic cemeteries, has suspended collection of money for the cemeteries’ perpetual care fund until the department can resolve some of the issues related…

Friday, May 18, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Shelter cat live outcome rate dips below 90 percent

As a no-kill shelter, Austin Animal Shelter has a goal of sending out as many animals into happy homes as possible. Unfortunately, this month, the shelter was able to do that less often for its cats than it has in the…

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Safety, transit planning among priorities at start of budget input sessions

If the opinions expressed during the second of the city’s 11 community budget input sessions is any indication, City Council members will be considering sizable shifts in public safety resources later this summer before adoption of the city’s next $3.9…

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Jo Clifton

City still looking for Municipal Court building funds

Last week, during discussion of whether City Council should approve a 10-year lease for Austin’s Municipal Court at the Met Center in Southeast Austin, Council Member Ora Houston opposed the $31 million contract with Zydeco Development. Her reasoning was partially…

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council votes to move ahead with People’s Plan to combat displacement

City Council’s push to address the area’s rising cost of living could soon include components of a plan put forward by a coalition of community groups to prevent low-income residents from being priced out of Austin. At last week’s meeting,…

Monday, May 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

After community input, the wait is on for soccer team’s Austin proposal

After a blitz of community input sessions in recent weeks, representatives of the group looking to move a Major League Soccer franchise to Austin have a firm grasp on what they have to do to meet what they admit is…

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