Thursday, March 26, 2020 by Ryan Thornton

City, county taxes could climb 8 percent under emergency declaration

A provision included in the Texas Legislature’s “property tax transparency” bill could offer jurisdictions across the state, including the city of Austin, the financial flexibility necessary to deal with some of the economic impacts of COVID-19.According to an update from…

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Council vote could allow online board and commission meetings during COVID-19 quarantine

The city’s boards and commissions, which have been sidelined since mid-March because of bans on large gatherings linked to the spread of COVID-19, could get the green light to hold virtual meetings.Today City Council is expected to vote on temporarily…

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Latest Zandan poll shows more Austinites see city on ‘wrong track’

The latest edition of Austin pollster Peter Zandan’s survey of Austin residents’ attitudes on city issues shows that a growing number think the city is headed in the wrong direction.The responses, which were gathered in the first months of 2020,…

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Stephanie Federico

Updated: Austin issues shelter-in-place order to stop coronavirus spread

The City of Austin has issued an order for residents to stay at home except to do essential activities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and lasts until at…

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

City Council to vote on anti-eviction ordinance Thursday

City Council will vote Thursday on establishing a 60-day grace period for renters in an emergency ordinance released Monday. The ordinance, which is sponsored by Council members Greg Casar, Kathie Tovo, Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza and Mayor Steve Adler…

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Continued restaurant closures could mean 21,000 lost jobs by summer

A prolonged shutdown of area restaurants into the late spring and summer months is projected to result in 21,000 lost jobs throughout Travis County, with $738 million in total lost wages. Those figures come from an analysis of restaurant industry…

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