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TipSheet: Austin City Council, 9.29.22

Unlike the past few meetings, today’s City Council meeting looks almost reasonable. For one thing, Council members aren’t scheduled to disappear into an executive session, which should free up some time. In this TipSheet, we’ve collected the things we’re betting…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 9.15.22

Today City Council will convene for a regular meeting. As usual, we aim to give you an overview of the meeting, but those who want to dive into the details can check out the full agenda or tune in to…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 7.28.22

After a brief, special called meeting last week, City Council is back in earnest today. How earnest? Well, Mayor Steve Adler joked that there was a betting pool at City Hall about how long the meeting would last, so that’s…

Notley/Monitor Poll: Austinites stand divided on police spending, public safety

More than two years after a series of mass protests triggered budget cuts for the Austin Police Department, and nearly a year after voters rejected a proposition to expand the department’s ranks, Austinites remain split in their perceptions of law…

Featured Collection: Sixth Street

Stream reveals details of six possible new Sixth Street music venues

Stream Realty Partners is eyeing the possibility of turning at least six of its properties on East Sixth Street into music venues, including a plan to convert the former Buffalo Billiards space into a daytime food hall with music in the evenings.…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 6.16.22

Today Austin City Council members will meet for the last time prior to their annual summer break. Because they won’t have a regular meeting again until July 28, there’s a lot of pressure to get things done, which usually translates…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 6.9.22

Today is City Council’s penultimate meeting before a summer break, which means the meeting is jam-packed with odds and ends that need to get in order before then. This TipSheet is an educated guess as to what might be important…

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TipSheet: Austin City Council, 5.19.22

Today’s City Council meeting could be a long one, with a few contentious items on the agenda in addition to a list of smaller things that can add up quickly. As usual, we’ve gathered the things that are most interesting…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 5.5.22

Hello, and welcome to another pre-cap of today’s City Council meeting. We’ve picked out a few things that might be interesting today, but as usual, you can find the entire agenda online. At its last meeting, Council postponed a guaranteed…

Austin Police Department Budget, 2012-2022

During the 2020-21 budget process, City Council cut $31.5 million from APD’s budget, citing the protests and “community outcry against the disproportionate impact of police violence on Black Americans, Latinx Americans and other non-white ethnic communities,” according to the approved…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 4.21.22

Welcome to another edition of the Austin Monitor’s TipSheet! As usual, this is a rough guide to some of the things that will be up at City Council today, with our best guesses at what will be most interesting. Those with…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 4.7.22

It’s Thursday and another City Council meeting is upon us. Mayor Steve Adler, who has tested positive for Covid-19, is expected to join the meeting virtually. In a contrasting move back to “normal,” today marks the return of live music…

TipSheet: Austin City Council, 3.3.22

Mayor Steve Adler will miss today’s meeting to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors. That typically means dramatic things are put on hold out of respect, but nonetheless, the show – and this TipSheet! – must go on, so we…

TipSheet: City Council, 2.17.22

Austin City Council will once again convene for its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Of note today is the fact that this is Council Member Chito Vela’s first official meeting as the representative of District 4. Everything else of note…

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