Tag Archives: budget

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…

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…

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Austin Energy payments to city keep growing

Even though City Council froze the transfer from Austin Energy to the city’s general fund at $105 million in 2012, the amount the utility pays for support services has continued to grow. For the current fiscal year, the utility will…

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New temporary permit fees are actually temporary

This year, Austin briefly had higher temporary food permit fees. Those are gone after a City Council vote last week, but work is already underway to establish new fees, again. As part of this year’s budget, Council moved forward with…

Friday, September 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Commissioner calls water rate increase misleading

As if there weren’t enough questions swirling around the tenuous adoption of new water rates for the city, one member of the Water and Wastewater Commission has struck out against what she calls a “years-long pattern of obscuring utility rate…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

City Council adopts $3.5 billion 2015 budget

City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and tax rate Tuesday, despite Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s dissent. Council members voted in favor of an operating budget with an $854 million general fund after approving a set of amendments this week…

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves new water rates, for now

A last-ditch proposal to change the structure of Austin Water Utility rates didn’t gain enough traction to pass at City Council’s budget session Tuesday. But the proposal may have an impact soon. Council members voted 6-1 to approve what they…

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Leffingwell, Council clash over budget changes

City Council began its 2015 budget adoption reading Monday with Mayor Lee Leffingwell making two unsuccessful motions to reduce the property tax rate. In fact, throughout the day he objected to the majority of Council-initiated operating budget amendments. Deputy Budget…

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

City budget talks turn to city schools

Though it was the last budget work session for City Council, there was plenty left to talk about on Wednesday. After the public hearing had been closed, Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo presented Council with the most recent…

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