Travis County

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Commissioners approve allocations for remainder of Covid-19 relief funding

Nearly three months to the day since Travis County received Covid-19 relief funding from the federal government under the CARES Act, Travis County commissioners approved an outline for the allocation of the $33.8 million in aid that remained unspent.County staff…

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County to identify funding source for implementing permanent teleworking

Following a successful emergency rollout of teleworking capabilities in response to Covid-19 this spring, the Travis County Commissioners Court voted in May to make the digital work environment permanent for 75 percent of eligible county employees.On Tuesday, commissioners took the…

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County approves Tesla incentive deal

On Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a $13.9 million tax rebate deal to coax Tesla to build its “Gigafactory” in southeastern Travis County.The tax rebate is based on a $1.1 billion investment from Tesla and will be paid out…

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Discussion about Tesla tax break drags into second day of discussion

The debate surrounding the proposed incentive package designed to coax Tesla to make its new home in Travis County will continue at the Commissioners Court on Wednesday.After taking public testimony for the item on July 7, the commissioners unanimously recessed…

Monday, July 6, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County continues moving forward with its phased reopening plan

Unlike the city of Austin, Travis County will not need to revise its return-to-work strategy. The county approached its return-to-work plan with an eye toward flexibility and no date certain for reopening. As a result, county facilities are plowing ahead with…

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County development incentive for Tesla sees more support

This Tuesday, the Travis County Commissioners Court once again opened the floor to public testimony regarding the development incentive package for Tesla’s proposed “Gigafactory” in southeastern Travis County. The court took no action on the matter.Over a dozen speakers expressed…

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