Health & Human Services

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council backs new social service contract metric

Austin City Council members Thursday approved a resolution from Council members Mike Martinez, Laura Morrison and Chris Riley that instructs City Manager Marc Ott to tie the city’s social service contract spending to the Consumer Price Index.The action, approved by…

Monday, December 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

HHS panel studies how HB2 affects Austinites

Last week, the Council Public Health and Human Services Committee took a closer look at the local impacts of Texas House Bill 2. After local outcry and international attention last year, the bill passed during a special session of the…

Friday, December 5, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Central Health board reappointment stirs passions

The reappointment of Katrina Daniel to the Central Health board of managers turned unexpectedly heated at last week’s Council Public Health and Human Services Committee meeting.Ultimately, committee members unanimously recommended Daniel’s reappointment. The full City Council will consider the nomination…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners delay Central Health appointments

Travis County Commissioners, after finding out there were almost 40 applicants to choose among,┬ádecided Tuesday to bring the two new members of the court into the process to help fill two vacancies on the Central Health board of managers.Based on…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Council approves 2016 social services contracts

The Austin City Council approved the next round of the city’s social services contracts Thursday, apportioning far less money than most agencies said they needed to serve their clients. For Fiscal Year 2016, the city received requests for more than…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Committee mulls medical center skybridge proposal

A proposed medical center skybridge continued to provoke discussion Monday, when the City Council’s Comprehensive Planning and Transportation Committee took its turn questioning the need for a pedestrian walkway.The pedestrian bridge, to be located at 15th and Red River streets,…

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