Friday, January 11, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City charter would push possible stadium election to November

Petitions calling for an election that could challenge the city’s deal for a new soccer stadium aren’t expected to be certified until early February, but city staff has already decided November is the soonest a referendum election could take place.Citing…

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin Fire Department’s burning desire for education takes them to California

Firefighters in Austin are adept and experienced when it comes to fighting brush fires. However, when it comes to large-scale wildland/urban-interface fires, our city’s firefighters don’t have as much experience.So, in hopes of gaining some real-life education in anticipation of…

Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Austin brings community health into the community

Last summer, after city officials called on the Austin Police Department and other public safety departments to address issues attributed to homelessness, a coalition of public safety and social services groups began working to increase support for this vulnerable population.One…

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Syeda Hasan

Council members push for $300M bond to meet Austin’s affordable housing needs

City leaders are weighing the possibility of putting an affordable housing bond on the ballot this November. A city task force is recommending a $161 million bond, but some Austin City Council members want to almost double that amount.Council Members…

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Jo Clifton

‘Snoopy PUD’ wins first-round approval

Council approved a complicated set of Planned Unit Development regulations at their March 22 meeting for the piece of property at Riverside Drive and South First Street currently occupied by a Hooters and a surface parking lot.As Planning and Zoning…

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Jack Craver

Public Safety Commission endorses police union contract

Rejecting the pleas of police accountability activists, the Public Safety Commission voted Monday night to recommend the approval of the proposed new union contract between the city of Austin and the Austin Police Association.Both Police Chief Brian Manley and APA…

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