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Only with Austin city government out of the way can the market truly operate as it should and demand be satisfied. It's times like these Ronald Reagan's old adage seems particularly appropriate: “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” This is a lesson that Austinites must ...
The Best Way to Criticize Austin City Government? Sometimes you just don't have the words. But Foreigner does. A Reddit user posted this odd video of a woman address Austin City Council members at City Hall. She pulls out her phone and plays Foreigner's “Cold as Ice.” She interrupts the song only to ...

About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
McGhee complained he'd been left out of the process, a process that has a long way to go (this is, after all, Austin city government). “You have a simple charge,” McGhee told commissioners. “Follow the National Register (of Historic Places) rules and they specifically say the desires of the landowner or ...
Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal. Mar 8, 2018, 7:28am CST. Austin city government owns a lot of buildings and land all over the area, and about a dozen of its properties are ripe for large redevelopment opportunities. That's according to a city staff review of its real estate inventory presented this week. Austin is studying ...
March 22, 2018 is the 90th anniversary of Austin's “1928 Master Plan.” Austin City government adopted the 1928 Master Plan and created a “negro district” in what is now Austin's City Council District 1. The plan was a shameful event in Austin's history. The negative legacies of the 1928 Master Plan ...

About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
Travis County prosecutors Sunday were seeking to add conditions to the release on bond of a former Akins High School student who is charged with threatening the South Austin campus. Amid concerns from parents, school leaders and law enforcement, officials questioned the decision by a magistrate ...
From now through March 23, city residents can share their insights on Austin city government's paper use thanks to the Austin Tech Alliance, a civic tech nonprofit. The Paper Census campaign will prototype digital solutions in an attempt to move away from traditional paper processes, which the Alliance ...
JonMichael said the role, newly created in Austin's city government, will focus on autonomous, electric and shared vehicles, as well as leveraging innovations in the private sector and helping government officials understand how to make that technology fit into the community and existing infrastructure.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
metro-state. By Philip Jankowski - American-Statesman Staff ... Stephen Spillman Minneapolis City Coordinator Spencer Cronk speaks during a town hall meeting at the Austin Convention Center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman). Posted: 4:47 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018 ...
Paper-driven processes through Austin's city government are on the way out with the announcement of a new collaboration with the city's tech community. The partnership, announced Thursday, will see the city pair up with the Austin Tech Alliance and members of the Capital Factory tech business ...
If there was any theme that emerged from that input, it was whether experience with Austin city government should be considered a strength or a weakness. Cronk's job in Minneapolis, where there is a strong-mayor system, is much more limited that the city manager position in Austin. Several said his ...
College students will now have representation in Austin's city government following the creation of the College Student Commission during Thursday's City Council meeting. The commission will serve as an advisory board to City Council on issues affecting the quality of life for college students in Austin.

About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
JonMichael said the role, newly created in Austin's city government, will focus on autonomous, electric and shared vehicles, as well as leveraging innovations in the private sector and helping government officials understand how to make that technology fit into the community and existing infrastructure.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
metro-state. By Philip Jankowski - American-Statesman Staff. 13. Stephen Spillman Minneapolis City Coordinator Spencer Cronk speaks during a town hall meeting at the Austin Convention Center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman). Posted: 4:47 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018 ...
RODOLFO GONZALEZ July 15, 2016 - Fatima Mann, right, with Austin Justice Coalition, asks those that have been taught what they should do if they are pulled over by the police to raise their hands during a Black Lives Reunion rally held at the State Capitol Texas in Austin, Texas, on Friday, July 15, 2016.
Paper-driven processes through Austin's city government are on the way out with the announcement of a new collaboration with the city's tech community. The partnership, announced Thursday, will see the city pair up with the Austin Tech Alliance and members of the Capital Factory tech business ...
One of those places, Minneapolis, is where the Austin city government's next chief executive will come from next month. Those policies vary across the board on how quickly paid sick leave is accrued, how much sick leave can roll over year after year, how much wiggle room small businesses get, when paid ...
Austin interim City Manager Elaine Hart has appointed a new police monitor who will oversee the watchdog agency for the foreseeable future. Attorney Farah Muscadin, a Chicago-area native with a law degree from the University of Iowa, has worked in various government jobs in the Chicago area for more ...
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
For Lazarus, multiple residents praised his leadership experience as well as his knowledge and familiarity with Austin city government. Others worried he would represent the status quo and bring with him his own biases and office politics in his return to city of Austin government. Adler said Lazarus was a ...
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
If there was any theme that emerged from that input, it was whether experience with Austin city government should be considered a strength or a weakness. Cronk's job in Minneapolis, where there is a strong-mayor system, is much more limited that the city manager position in Austin. Several said his ...
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
The brand's main strategies for success were to try to time the record-breaking attempt with the Austin City Limits concert series, which would bring an influx of people to the city's downtown area, as well as work with the Austin city government to commemorate the brand's connection to the city. "In terms of ...
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
Attorneys seeking to overturn Greg Kelley's child sex assault conviction on Thursday filed court records that provide details about a third suspect in the case. That man, whose name has not been released by law enforcement, had a prior arrest on a charge of indecency with a child and had also lived in the ...
College students will now have representation in Austin's city government following the creation of the College Student Commission during Thursday's City Council meeting. The commission will serve as an advisory board to City Council on issues affecting the quality of life for college students in Austin.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
By Ben Wear - American-Statesman Staff. 3. Keith Mars, Urban Forestry Conservation Program manager with the city of Austin, testifies on SB 14 at the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce at the Capitol on Saturday. DEBORAH CANNON/AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Posted: 7:09 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 ...
"Austin has a very good story to tell, as does Denver," he says. "We decided on Denver based on the civic leadership and public policy to invest in metro transit." Seattle and Boston are also vying for tech talent. Many states offer tax and other incentives for tech firms to create jobs. Austin's city government ...
About the Author. TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
29 letter, which he posted on the Austin City Government forum. Adler thinks the best way to move forward is to set up an interim contract which addresses an "appropriate pay raise just for the interim contract and add some transparency and accountability elements." He said once an interim contract is ...
TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
Plan 9, the incubator that comes under PITB, is in partnership with Austin's city government and the US State Department, which resulted in the ...
TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
City races: Austin city government doesn't have anything on the ballot, but voters in Pflugerville, Lago Vista, Volente and a handful of other ...
TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.
TONY PLOHETSKI Tony Plohetski is an investigative reporter focusing on Austin city government, law enforcement and criminal justice issues.


 

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