Tag Archives: Austin City Council Audit and Finance Committee

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Lone Star Rail presses City of Austin over tax increment funding

Officials with the Lone Star Rail District continue to push Austin City Council members to approve a tax increment financing deal between the two parties. If consummated, such an arrangement would use a portion of City of Austin property tax…

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Fleet Services says it needs more staff, bays to service vehicles

The head of the city’s Fleet Services Department told members on the Council Audit and Finance Committee last week that his department has numerous unmet needs, noting that department is short 60-80 repair bays for the city’s vehicles, including nearly…

Monday, September 30, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Cole, Morrison question use of employee criminal background checks

An audit designed to examine the effectiveness of the city’s approach to criminal background checks has raised the ire of two City Council members, who thought they had removed such checks from city hiring protocol in 2008.   At last…

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Audit: EMS personnel report high fatigue rate

An audit performed by the City Auditor’s Office suggests that Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service rank-and-file employees are overly fatigued. The document also hints that a policy of allowing patients to decide which hospital they are delivered to adds to…

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