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Friday, August 3, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City bundling blockchain hacks for homelessness in Bloomberg challenge

Austin’s Innovation Office will spend most of the next three weeks compiling and assessing the solutions that teams of area programmers and digital creatives came up with to use blockchain technology to solve the city’s chronic homelessness issues.A total of…

Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council seeks clarity – and more money – in soccer negotiations

Wednesday’s City Council meeting dedicated to the ongoing push that could bring Austin a professional soccer team frequently resembled a public bargaining session, with Council members pushing staff and hired legal counsel to extract more concessions and precise terms and…

Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Samantha Zern

As under-enrollment trend continues, AISD searches for ways to keep kids and money in district

The Austin Independent School District’s enrollment numbers are predicted to continue their downward trend in the coming school year, affecting long-term district decisions regarding budgeting and other financial policy. According to the most recent demographic study, the district will lose…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Expect talk on rent, rail station and ticking clocks at soccer hearing

With the term sheet for a proposed professional soccer stadium on city property in North Austin out for public debate since Friday, a special City Council meeting today on the possible agreement will give those on both sides a chance…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Samantha Zern

AISD shows progress despite state falling short of educational goals

According to a recent white paper from the outcomes working group at the Texas Education Agency, Texas is falling short of Gov. Greg Abbott’s “60×30 Goal.”The goal’s intent is that by 2030, 60 percent of Texan adults aged 25-34 will…

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Program expansion more than doubles cheap nighttime parking downtown

The city is more than doubling the amount of affordable parking spaces available for evening-hours workers in downtown Austin businesses, building on the success of a pilot program that started in 2016.The expansion of the Affordable Parking Program will see…

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