Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council to decide on X Games funding application

The Austin City Council is considering whether to endorse the application of the Circuit of the Americas for funding from the Texas Major Event Trust Fund for the summer X Games this year and in 2016 and 2017.The Major Event…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Renteria making changes to barbecue proposal

In response to owners of barbecue restaurants worried about their future in Austin, City Council Member Pio Renteria is making some changes to his resolution directing city staff to create rules to regulate smoke from commercial barbecue smokestacks.Originally, the resolution…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD to move forward with equity assessment

The Austin Independent School District Board decided Monday to move forward with a self-assessment on educational equity in the district, although what that assessment will look like is still in the works. The board voted 7-1, with District 7 board…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee tweaks, approves Council staff boost

This Thursday, City Council members will once again take up the issue of increasing their own staff.Last week, the Council Audit and Finance Committee considered the proposal for a second time. Members voted unanimously to recommend adding 12 full-time positions…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Michael Kanin
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TipSheet: Austin City Council 3.31 & 4.2

Council continues its run of brief (by comparison) voting session agendas.As always, the Austin City Council meets in an agenda work session Tuesday and for its regular meeting Thursday. Below is a list of items we’re watching for the upcoming…

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Open Space panel urges better communication

At its first official meeting, the Council Open Space, Environment and Sustainability Committee urged city departments to keep residents better informed of changes to the Walnut Creek Hike and Bike Trail.Parks and Recreation Department project manager Marty Stump gave the…

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