Public Safety

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Austin Interfaith grills mayoral candidates on affordability

Only three of the eight candidates in the running for mayor participated in a question-and-answer session hosted by Austin Interfaith on Tuesday. And rather than give candidates a forum to lay out their individual platforms, Austin Interfaith directed four specific…

Monday, September 15, 2014 by Gene Davis

Commission studies hidden costs of SXSW

One day after the news that the 2014 South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival generated $315 million for the city, Public Safety Commissioners heard about the financial and staffing impacts that special events place on City of Austin…

Friday, September 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

SXSW reports $315M economic impact on Austin

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone who has lived in Austin for any length of time, but the South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival is bigger than ever. That goes for the festival’s economic impact as…

Friday, September 5, 2014 by Michael Kanin

SXSW after-action report promises changes

Big changes could be coming to the city’s South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival, according to a report released by the city Thursday. The report, compiled at the behest of City Council members in the wake of the…

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by Gene Davis

APD faces tough questions at community forum

During an emotionally charged public forum on police accountability, Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo defended the department against accusations that officers unfairly target minorities. The Travis County Democratic Party hosted Tuesday’s forum at the North Door after it passed…

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Kara Nuzback

Police claim no disparities in marijuana arrests

Austin police say African-Americans are not unfairly targeted by police for marijuana offenses, despite community claims to the contrary. The Austin Human Rights Commission met last week to hear a presentation from Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley about statistics related…

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