Tag Archives: Public Safety Commission

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by Mark Richardson

City set to participate in early fire detection system

The severe drought gripping Central Texas brings a high degree of risk for wildfires, and that is a major concern for local fire officials, who do not want a repeat of the massive blazes that devastated areas like Bastrop and…

Monday, April 14, 2014 by Gene Davis

Public Safety Commissioner criticizes APD’s sting operations

A member of the city’s Public Safety Commission is criticizing the Austin Police Department’s tactics in two recent sting operations in the downtown area. Commissioner Kent Anschutz last week accused police of clogging the jails and courts with people accused…

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Gene Davis

Public Safety Commissioners voice concerns over SXSW security

In their first meeting since the South by Southwest drunken driving tragedy that killed four people, Public Safety Commissioners voiced their concerns Monday that aspects of the festival are growing out of control.   Commission Chair Kim Rossmo said the…

Friday, March 7, 2014 by Gene Davis

Struggle coming over which agency should lead on prescribed burns

After hearing that wildfire prevention efforts led to the prescribed burn of approximately 200 acres in 2013, several Public Safety Commissioners said this week that they worried that any burn not led by the Austin Fire Department poses a safety…

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Gene Davis

Public Safety panel backs expanding city’s texting-while-driving ban

After hearing the city’s chief prosecutor say that drivers on their cell phones are 23 times more likely to be in a wreck than a driver who isn’t distracted, the Public Safety Commission approved a resolution Monday asking City Council…

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Gene Davis

AFD calls for more rescue boats, improved notification systems

Just more than a month after the Halloween flood devastated parts of Austin and Travis County, Austin Fire Department representatives told the Public Safety Commission Monday that more rescue boats and an improved emergency notification system are needed to better…

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Adam Schragin

Public Safety Commission criticizes Special Events Ordinance

Members of the Public Safety Commission, upset that they could not get information on the amount of money Special Events were costing the city, passed a resolution on Monday asking that the city monitor such expenses and seek reimbursement.  …

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