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City Council

Council not anxious to publish financial disclosures

City officials’ personal financial disclosures are meant to reveal whether they have substantial conflicts of interest in policy matters that they handle, such as a...

The wrong side of town

Almost two years after Winter Storm Uri crippled the unprepared Texas electric system and knocked out power to 40 percent of buildings, Winter Storm...

Charter proposal would discourage grassroots democracy

Council Member Ryan Alter has proposed appointing a 2024 Charter Review Commission to study the signature threshold to get something on the ballot by...

Celia Israel blasted for defunding crime victims—but is it true?

Mayoral candidate said funding for victims was a “feel good” measure A political action committee backing mayoral candidate Kirk Watson, Stand Together Austin, has sent...

Mayor Watson’s scheme broke law, Senator Watson’s bill provided alternative

Former council member said that as mayor Watson established regularly scheduled private meetings among council members  “If the law is upheld only by government officials,...

Lame duck council set to vote on 20-year sweetheart tax deal for developer

With just weeks to go in his term, Mayor Steve Adler is seeking to finalize a sweetheart tax deal for a developer that donated...

Court denies Fair Campaign restraining order

After losing court decision, runoff candidates Alter and Velasquez dropped their claim for a share of the Fair Campaign Finance Fund Only runoff candidates Daniela...

Guerrero and Silva earn $33,000 runoff bonuses

It’s official: A City of Austin spokesman said in an email at 2:12pm November 17, 2022: “The City’s Law Department has reviewed the City...