Austin

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Early results posted for Mayor, Council, Prop 1

Elections officials have released early voting totals for Austin’s Mayor, City Council and Proposition 1 elections. These are very early returns and are likely to change significantly as more returns come in.In the Mayor’s race, Steve Adler took a strong…

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Early Voting results are posted

These are the Early Voting returns from the Austin Mayor and City Council and Proposition 1 elections. Elections officials released these numbers shortly after 7 p.m. More results will be posted as they are released.MayorSteve Adler 38.53%Mike Martinez 29.62%Sheryl Cole…

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Many CoA temps make less than $11.50 per hour

The number of temporary employees hired by the City of Austin has increased over each of the past three years, as have the number of those employees making less than $11.50 per hour. Though the city pays all of its…

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Housing, not retail, on the way for East Austin

A fight for more retail space proved unsuccessful at the Planning Commission last week, where commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit that will allow an affordable housing project to be built despite the neighborhood’s wishes.“It may not be perfect…

Monday, November 3, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Groups call city social service contracts inadequate

Organizations that provide crucial community needs will walk away from Austin’s newly altered competitive process for assigning next year’s social services contracts without the funding they want, members of the City Council Public Health and Human Services Committee said Friday.Members…

Monday, November 3, 2014 by Jo Clifton

South Carolina PAC attacks Adler campaign again

The South Carolina-based political action committee that has previously attacked mayoral candidate Steve Adler in anonymous phone calls to Austin voters struck again last week, this time by mail.The labor union-backed South Forward IE PAC sent out two glossy mail…

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