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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Chief Animal Services Officer Smith to resign

The head of the City of Austin’s Animal Services is leaving to take a position in Kennebunk, Maine. Abigail Smith, who oversaw the majority of the city’s transition to no-kill status, will depart before the end of the year.Smith, who…

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Audit finds problems with performance measures

According to a recent audit, the city’s current performance measurement system could use some work.The audit, which covered the period of time between 2012 and August 2014, was conducted to determine whether the city’s current performance measure system provides “timely,…

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Policy could ban incentive recipients’ tax protests

On Monday, City Council Member Kathie Tovo told the Austin Monitor that she has asked city staff to prepare language for a policy that would have the effect of making recipients of City of Austin economic development incentives agree not to…

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Bankruptcy scuttles Apple’s Arizona operations

PHOENIX — A multimillion-dollar deal put together last year for Apple to manufacture sapphire glass components in a suburban Phoenix factory has unraveled after Apple’s partner in the venture unexpectedly filed bankruptcy Oct. 6, according to court papers.Austin and Phoenix…

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

Residents express concerns over final Council districts map

A week after the final proposed map of Austin’s first single-member districts was released, Austinites gathered mainly to tell the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission what they felt was wrong with the map and, occasionally tell them what the panel had…

Friday, November 1, 2013 by Elizabeth Pagano

ICRC holds final public hearing on proposed Council districts

As the deadline for a single-member district map grows closer, the crowd wanting to address the map has grown larger and more vocal.   Wednesday night, the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission held its fourth and final public input meeting designed…

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