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Monday, October 27, 2014 by Mark Richardson
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Tip Sheet: Travis County Commissioners 10/28

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website.Items of interest for Commissioners Court include:2. CONSIDER…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Council to finally get controversial coyote plan

A new coyote management policy will be brought to the Austin City Council in November, following a nine-month-long and somewhat controversial process. The policy was most recently before City Council’s Public Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday.In 2013, some…

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council approves amended TNC ordinance

Following an extensive discussion and several amendments, City Council approved an ordinance Thursday that will temporarily legalize transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber in Austin on final reading.The ordinance directs the City Manager to enter into an operating…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by Jo Clifton

McDonald announces retirement from city service

After 31 years of service to the city, Deputy City Manager Michael McDonald has announced that he will retire at the end of December.McDonald, who had a distinguished career in the Austin Police Department and served as the first African-American…

Monday, October 13, 2014 by Alex Dropkin

APD Communications hard-pressed to handle calls

As the Austin metropolitan area population grows over the next couple of decades, officials say city services will be hard-pressed to keep up with the demand. But that future is now for Austin Police Department’s Emergency Communication Division, whose leaders…

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Travis County battles shortage of foster homes

There is a severe lack of homes for children and youth in Travis County’s foster care system, according to the judges and officials who administer the system. They say the situation has become critical, to the point that children are…

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