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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Staffers offer a preview of FY 2020 budget

The Austin Health and Human Services Committee heard a budget update Tuesday morning that included news of how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the city.“We were projecting a balanced budget for FY 21,” Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo…

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Maintenance needs could prompt future elections

“You don’t have to step very far away from City Hall to find some facilities that are badly in need of maintenance,” Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo told the Council Audit & Finance Committee on Wednesday.But funding maintenance…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Legislature makes tax caps a priority, cities respond

Well-worn battle lines between the city and state were retraced Tuesday, as the Texas Legislature made it clear that it would be making property tax caps a priority this session. The response from area cities was just as clear.Sen. Paul…

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

AISD approves $1.3 billion budget

Trustees with the Austin Independent School District approved a $1.3 billion operating budget for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year in an 8-0-1 vote Monday night, with District 1 Trustee Edmund Gordon abstaining. It is the largest budget AISD has ever…

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Sunset proposal sparks power struggle at City Hall

Those well-versed in the language of passive aggression may have recognized City Council’s work session discussion about a new city departmental review process for what it was: a fight. During Tuesday’s meeting, Mayor Steve Adler brought up the new Office…

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD reviews staffing; changes could cost millions

With enrollment dropping, a tight budget and no sign of relief from the Supreme Court of Texas, the Austin Independent School District board of trustees trudged forward with its budget discussion Monday, assuming another year of limited resources and growing…

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City may fix five most dangerous intersections

So far this year, Austin has already had 76 traffic fatalities – 13 more than it did in all of 2014. Now, City Council is considering taking immediate action by funding traffic safety improvements at Austin’s five most dangerous intersections…

Friday, September 4, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Demand charge change could cost $7 million

As the deadline closes in for City Council to decide whether to increase the demand charge threshold for small commercial Austin Energy customers as part of the city budget, utility staff has released figures that may impact that decision.Austin Energy…

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County reduces proposed tax rate

Crucial new data has given Travis County’s budget writers a little extra leeway to lower the proposed property tax rate in the next fiscal year.A Planning and Budget Office staff presentation before the Commissioners Court on Tuesday revealed that the…

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD avoids dipping into savings

The Austin Independent School District board of trustees unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget at Monday’s regular meeting, and thanks to a record increase in certified property values, the district will most likely avoid dipping into its contingency funds.This year’s budget…

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ott: Many employees feel “under attack”

It’s been a year of transition that has demanded city employees work harder and longer as Austin made the switch from the at-large City Council to the new 10-1 system. And, though that year isn’t quite over yet, Council has…

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Citywide compost pickup plan faces resistance

Based on comments that a few City Council members made at Thursday’s budget work session, it appears that a proposed citywide, curbside organics collection rollout could get transformed into an opt-in program – if it remains in the forthcoming city…

Monday, August 24, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD hears final budget draft

On Monday, the Austin Independent School District’s chief financial officer gave trustees the good news first: AISD will have more revenue than it expected to have in June’s version of the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. But most of it will go to…

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

BSEACD waives fees, passes budget

Because it might be more of a hassle than it’s worth, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District board of directors decided at its regular meeting Thursday to waive a new permit application fee when passing next year’s budget.Approved in a…

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CapMetro introduces FY 2016 budget

The Capital Metro Transportation Authority’s sales tax revenue stream is expected to reach historic heights in Fiscal Year 2016, which is a plus since the entity’s services are also slated for a hefty expansion as well.On Monday, Chief Financial Officer…

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD superintendent eliminates top positions

Austin Independent School District Superintendent Paul Cruz has said that his vision is to “create an effective and streamlined organization that does not duplicate programs and services” during his time in the captain’s chair.That’s one of the reasons he decided…

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

CTRMA approves plush FY 2016 budget

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board of directors unanimously accepted the 2016 fiscal year budget Wednesday, and it is expecting to have about 123 percent of operating expenditures in reserves by June 30 next year.Chief Financial Officer Bill Chapman…

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD purchases $14 million in devices

Students and teachers across Austin Independent School District campuses will soon see new mobile devices popping up in classrooms, but not everyone will get an iPad in next year’s locker.AISD board members unanimously approved $14 million to purchase 20,000 new mobile…

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD stalls on employee raises

Austin Independent School District board members heard better budgeting news Monday but still could not come to an agreement on employee raises. The wrong decision could mean “draconian” cuts in future years.Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley presented board members with…

Friday, May 22, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

AISD educators ask for $24 million more

Employees from every area of the Austin Independent School District asked for higher wages Monday night. The most popular request came with a $24.5 million price tag.As in past meetings, Education Austin, an AISD teachers union, continued to advocate for an across-the-board 5 percent…

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