Public Safety

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…

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Venues ask for guidance on sound ordinance

Conflicts between downtown music venues and residents continue to fester. At this week’s Austin Music Commission meeting, venue operators and musicians asked for more clarity and consistency in the city’s sound enforcement.In response, the commission formed a working group with…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City puts kibosh on new downtown special events

Downtown Austin’s two favorite activities — construction and special events — may have finally pushed each other too far. Tuesday, city staff issued a memo that declared a moratorium on new downtown street events, effective immediately, due to the large…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Austin Police studying body cameras for officers

The Austin Police Department has plans for its officers to eventually wear body cameras, though Police Chief Art Acevedo says the technology isn’t up to speed yet.“We’re confident that within the next 12 months, the industry will rise to the…

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, decided 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…

Back to Top