Public Safety

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Jack Craver

Report: West Campus needs more lights

Two and a half years after the murder of a UT student spurred calls to improve safety in the West Campus neighborhood, campus safety advocates and city transportation officials say it’s time for the city to improve lighting in the…

Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Office of the Police Monitor building a police oversight agency

For 16 years, the Office of the Police Monitor has been available for citizens and city staff to issue complaints against law enforcement. However, it appears not many Austinites take advantage of its services.Police Monitor Farah Muscadin found that of…

Monday, November 26, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

HAAM eyes new partnerships, funding for long-term stability

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is making a year-end push to raise the final $200,000 of its current operating budget, while at the same time fending off concerns from musicians about reduced financial assistance for health insurance plans in…

Friday, November 16, 2018 by Andrew Weber

Council approves labor contract with police after a year without one

Officers with the Austin Police Department are getting a new labor contract.After nearly a year of negotiations, City Council members unanimously approved a four-year and $44.6 million contract between the city and the local police union. Police reform activists celebrated…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

‘Mega-fires’ are real, but their size is anyone’s guess

When representatives from the Austin Fire Department spoke at the last meeting of the Public Safety Commission, they alluded to a “mega-fire” they said was imminent in West Austin.Although the term may sound alarming, Justice Jones, wildfire mitigation program manager…

Monday, November 5, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Seton offers homeless groups space to address trafficking, services

Nonprofits addressing homelessness in Austin will get some long-sought-after help in steering clients through the area’s network of services designed to get them off the streets and into stable housing.Seton Healthcare Family has announced a new partnership with the Ending…

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