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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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2020 budget town hall to cover pending revenue caps
City budget director Ed Van Eenoo will give a presentation on the city’s ongoing budgeting process at a town hall meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Austin Senior Activity Center on Manchaca Road. The session will include discussion on the expected caps on property tax increases, which impact revenue for cities, that will result from legislation expected to pass at the state Capitol this month. District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen and other city officials and staff will be in attendance to hear from residents about their priorities in an expected tight budget year. Those who want to give feedback but are unable to attend the session are encouraged to complete the city’s online survey for the 2020 budget.
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