Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin law requires job seekers with criminal pasts get a fair shot. But it’s not being enforced.

When Lauren Johnson started job hunting in the early 1990s, she walked from business to business, filling out applications by hand. “It’ll be so much easier someday when this is all computerized,” she remembers thinking.Two decades later, job applications had…

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council considers gentrification and ‘right to return’ policy

On Tuesday, City Council members got their first glimpse at a study they voted to authorize that examines gentrification in Austin.The first phase of the study, conducted by three University of Texas professors, analyzed the demographic profile of nearly every…

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
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TipSheet: City Council, 3.8.18

City Council is back for what looks to be a reasonably short meeting again today – fingers crossed! Here are the things we have our eye on. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda.…

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Pols, industry vets join forces to lead Austin music economy

Under the aegis of one of Austin’s most successful entrepreneurs, a collective of some of the city’s most entrenched business and government leaders has set its sights on keeping Austin’s music community from being priced out of existence.The group known…

Friday, March 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council extends paid sick leave to city’s temporary employees

On Thursday, City Council made good on its promise to apply the same sick leave requirement to city government that it voted two weeks ago to impose on private employers.In a 9-2 vote, Council approved a resolution directing city staff to…

Friday, March 2, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council buys local on computer training contract

City Council rejected the advice of city staff and awarded a technology training contract to a local group over a national nonprofit that only recently arrived in Austin.Staff had recommended that the city contract with Community Technology Network to manage…

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