City Charter

Ethics? Who gives a damn?

“I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now, and go to the...

AG Sues to Remove Planning Commissioners

The City had it coming, did everything it could to ignore friendly warnings and prosecutors' adviceLitigation filed in a Travis County district court by...

Attorneys Argue CodeNEXT Petition

CodeNEXT petition backers seek court order to force City of Austin to put petition on November 6 ballotWhether the City of Austin must put...

Charter Revisions Flushed Down the Drain

Two least substantial items on council agenda, if put on the ballot and passed would block other charter changes for two years It looks like...

Nine Charter Revisions Recommended

Public financing for mayor and council candidates, an Independent Ethics Commission with teeth, more Updated Wednesday May 9, 2018 9:30am (Charter Review Commission--not Charter Revision...

City Charter Changes: Who Cares?

Should the City establish an Independent Ethics Commission? Should the City Council establish a Budget and Efficiency Officer? Should tax money be taken from the general fund to help fund election campaigns for mayoral and council candidates?

Big Charter Changes Up for Scrutiny

Charter Review Commission schedules public hearings to gather citizen input before finalizing recommendations.

Council Campaigns Funded by Tax Dollars?

Austin's Charter Review Commission studies Seattle's Democracy Voucher program.