Austin

Monday, December 23, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Fiscal questions on revenue caps, transit plan remain with Flannigan after 2019

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan likes to refer to himself as the “fiscally responsible progressive” on the Council dais, pushing for ambitious action supported by the operational discipline needed to make sure money isn’t wasted.In that light, he said 2019 left…

Friday, December 20, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Harper-Madison looks back on lessons and growth in first year on Council

Looking back on her first year representing Austin’s District 1 seat on City Council, Natasha Harper-Madison said her early motivations for running for office were largely personal. She wanted to address issues specific to her district and its people rather…

Friday, December 20, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Delia Garza recalls 2019 as a good year

The year 2019 has been a good year for Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza. The former firefighter pushed hard for new fire stations for her District 2 constituents, and she got a great birthday present on June 5 when the…

Friday, December 20, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Renteria appreciates slow but steady progress to affordable, equitable city in 2019

As he did in 2019, Council Member Pio Renteria will continue working to create a more integrated, walkable and resilient city in the next year.“Historically, Austin is a city that has been segregated, and we’re trying to change that,” he…

Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Community court touts data showing sharp drop in recidivism among clients

The city’s Downtown Community Court on East Sixth Street has released data showing a drastic reduction in recidivism among its clients, thanks to the social services and case management the court offers. The analysis of data from the 2018 fiscal…

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin’s opportunity zones expected to see increased investment, development in 2020

Real estate professionals and the investment community expect development activity to increase in the 21 census tracts in the Austin area that qualify as federal opportunity zones. Those zones, created as part of the 2017 federal tax cut, were designed…

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