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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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City seeks Civil Service panel applicants
City Council is seeking applications for two vacancies on the five-member Municipal Civil Service Commission, created by an amendment to the City Charter approved by Austin voters in November 2012. The commission helped establish personnel rules in 2013 and sits as the ruling body on appeals of disciplinary actions by certain City of Austin employees. The time commitment for volunteer commissioners is about 20-30 hours a month. When selected by Council, these two commissioners will serve three-year terms. Applications may be submitted online. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. April 22.
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