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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Task force seeks balance for new special events ordinance

The city’s new Special Events Task Force has opted to take a real-world case study approach to gauging the effects of the recently enacted ordinance governing special events of all sizes around the city.The 11-member group, which also includes 11…

Friday, May 31, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Audit finds city has ‘poor’ leasing practices

An analysis of the city’s leasing practices has called for widespread changes in coordination and oversight across city departments, after pointing out a number of inefficiencies and lost revenue that could cost $75 million over the next 30 years.The city…

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Citing discrimination, City Council considers changing homelessness ordinances

City Council has decided it is time to take a hard look at the city’s policies associated with homelessness and take dramatic action.The homeless population in Austin is continuing to grow as the city’s population swells. According to the annual…

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Flannigan turns blogger with The Clawback

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan has taken to his personal campaign website as a forum for addressing issues and controversies he views as creating confusion around the work of City Council and staff.He launched his new blog, The Clawback, last week…

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Maintenance needs could prompt future elections

“You don’t have to step very far away from City Hall to find some facilities that are badly in need of maintenance,” Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo told the Council Audit & Finance Committee on Wednesday.But funding maintenance…

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Landowners, pipeline company meet in court today

Attorneys for Hill Country landowners along with the city of Kyle and Hays County have prepared for a fight this morning with lawyers for Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline and the Texas Railroad Commission over the route of the proposed natural…

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