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Tag Archives: City of Austin Boards and Commissions Task Force

Council wades into commission appointment plan

During Tuesday’s work session, City Council members started to tackle the looming task of appointing more than 500 board and commission members before June. Currently, the city’s boards and commissions are operating in a sort-of limbo in order to give…

City seeking 567 volunteers for commissions

In order to keep the city’s many boards and commissions running on time, City Council must make 500 appointments by June 30. Other groups need to appoint an additional 67 individuals to participate in the process of advising Council on…

Council nears verdict on reshuffling commissions

Austin City Council members have begun circling around a final set of actions that could condense the city’s sprawling Boards and Commissions structure in advance of the new 10-1 Council. Though Council took no vote on the new structure at…

Council hears feedback on boards and commissions transition

City Council heard opinions last week about a plan to move its massive boards and commissions network to the new 10-1 Council system next year. As anticipated, there were several complaints. The Boards and Commissions Transition Task Force issued its…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

Council hears early report on future of boards and commissions

Austin City Council members appeared generally receptive to a host of potential changes to the structure of the city’s many – some say too many – boards and commissions. Still, as the Boards and Commission Transition Taskforce, which has become…

Draft of plan for new boards and commissions coming to Council

As Austin’s new governmental reality draws near, the city continues to work out the details of exactly how City Hall will cope with the overhaul.   As part of that strategy, the Boards and Commissions Transition Taskforce has been charged…

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