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Austin Planning Commission

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Sierra Club Austin Regional Group letter, Sept. 30, 1993

This 2-page PDF is a copy of the letter from the Sierra Club Austin Regional Group that endorsed Proposition 13 that voters approved 67-33 percent in an election of May 7, 1994, to mandate that those two-thirds of the members of the Planning Commission would be lay members with no interest in real estate or land development.
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Resolution 20180510-016

This 3-page PDF is a copy of the resolution approved by the City Council May 10, 2018, to establish procedures for those seeking appointment to the Planning Commission and requiring creation of a process for removing planning commissioners.
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Request for District Attorney to File legal action to Remove Disqualified Planning Commissioners

This 3-page PDF is a copy of the letter signed by four attorneys and three others to ask Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore to file legal action to remove members of the Austin Planning Commission because the number exceed the City Charter maximum of four who have a direct or indirect interest in real estate or development. There were six such commissioners at that time.
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Lewis and Aleshire letter re: Unlawfully Constituted Planning Commission, November 16, 2015

This 5-page PDF is a copy of the letter sent by attorneys Fred Lewis and Bill Aleshire to Austin Mayor Steve Adler on November 16, 2015, to inform him of the improperly constituted Planning Commission, which at the time had six members with a direct or indirect connection to real estate or development. The maximum number allowed is four.
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Information in the Nature of Quo Warranto, The State of Texas v. Karen McGraw, et al, July 2, 2018

This 11=page PDF is a copy of the litigation filed by the Texas Attorney General that seeks to remove members of the Austin Planning Commission because the composition of the Commission exceeds the allowable one-third of members who have a direct or indirect interest in real estate or development.
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Amazon HQ2

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Regular Council Minutes, Thursday, December 11, 2014

This 53-page PDF is a copy of the Regulator Council Meeting minutes for Thursday December 11, 2014, during which Item 25 was approved to fund the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation in the amount of $350,000 per year.
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Recommendation for Council Action, Agenda Item 25, Meeting Date 12/11/14

This 1-page PDF is a copy of the Recommendation for Council Action for Agenda Item 25 for the City Council meeting of December 11, 2014. Under this item the City Council approved on consent (Council Member MIke Martinez opposed) to authorize payment of $350,000 a year to the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation to fund its Opportunity Austin program.
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Ordinance No. 20091001-011 Adding an Enhanced Process for Review of Economic Incentive Proposals

This 2-page PDF is a copy of Ordinance No. 20091001-011 that sets up a formal procedure for evaluating economic incentive proposals, making related information available to the public, accepting comments, and holding a public hearing before the City Council takes action.
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Nondisclosure Agreements signed by City of Austin managers

This 2-page PDF is a copy of the two Nondisclosure Agreements signed by David Collgan, manager of Global Business Expansionon September 28, 2017, and Julia B. Campbell, Business Development Program Manager September 29, 2017, in connection with Amazon's evaluation of various sites for operations and business.
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Mayor Steve Adler's letter to Amazon

This 2-page PDF is a copy of the undated letter from Austin Mayor Steve Adler to Amazon.
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City Council Questions and Answers for Thursday, December 11, 2014

This 35-page PDF is a copy of the City Council Questions and Answers for the City Council meeting of December 11, 2014.
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City Council Questions and Answers for Thursday, December 11, 2014

This 35-page PDF is a copy of the City Council Questions and Answers for the City Council meeting of December 11, 2014.
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Amazon HQ2 Request for Proposals

This 8-page PDF is a copy of the Request for Proposals issued by Amazon directed to those Metropolitan Statistical Areas, states, provinces, counties and cities that wanted to submit applications to to be the home of Amazon's second major headquarters.
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Agreement by and between the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation and the City of Austin

This 72-page PDF is a copy of the City of Austin's Agreement with the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation for particpating in the Opportunity Austin Campaign.
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2018 Mayor and City Council Elections

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Williamson County Election Results for the City of Austin, November 6, 2018

This 3-page PDF is a copy of the unofficial results of voting tabulated by the Williamson County Elections Department. The results will not become official until certified by the Austin City Council. Results for the Austin mayor's voting are shown at the bottom of the first page of these results, which voting on the city's propositions are listed on the second and third pages.

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Williamson County Criminal Docket, Interfere with Emergency Call, March 31, 2004

This 6-page PDF is a copy of the criminal docket that shows Steven William Hurwitz was charged with interferring with an emergency call at the same time he was charged with committing assault with bodily injury, family violence. This charge was dropped as part of a plea bargain on the family violence charge.  In September 2004, Hurwitz changed his name to Jessica Elizabeth Cohen.

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Williamson County Criminal Docket, Interfere with Emergency Call, March 31, 2004

This 6-page PDF is a copy of the criminal docket that shows Steven William Hurwitz was charged with interferring with an emergency call at the same time he was charged with committing assault with bodily injury, family violence. This charge was dropped as part of a plea bargain on the family violence charge.  In September 2004, Hurwitz changed his name to Jessica Elizabeth Cohen.

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Williamson County Criminal Docket, Interfere with Emergency Call, March 31, 2004

This 6-page PDF is a copy of the criminal docket that shows Steven William Hurwitz was charged with interferring with an emergency call at the same time he was charged with committing assault with bodily injury, family violence. This charge was dropped as part of a plea bargain on the family violence charge.  In September 2004, Hurwitz changed his name to Jessica Elizabeth Cohen.

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Travis County Election Results, November 6, 2018

This 4-page PDF is a copy of the unofficial results of voting tabulated by the Travis County Clerk. The results will not become official until certified by the Austin City Council.

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Transcript of Kathie Tovo's Recorded Campaign Kickoff Speech

spj-vertireguidestar Downloads HomeDownloads HomeSearch DocumentSearch Document2018 Mayor and City Council ElectionsDocumentsOrder by : Name | Date | Hits [ Ascendant ]Transcript of Kathie Tovo's Recorded Campaign Kickoff Speech Transcript of Kathie Tovo's Recorded Campaign Kickoff SpeechDate added: 02/18/2018Date modified: 02/18/2018Filesize: 125.63 kBDownloads: 30This 4-page PDF is a copy of the transcript of Kathie Tovo’s recorded campaign kickoff speech that she made February 8, 2018, at El Mercado Restaurant.
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Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal History for Steven Hurwitz and Jessica Cohen

This 4-page PDF is a copy of the results of a criminal history search of the website maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety. In Septembr 2004, Steven William Hurwitz changed his name to Jessica Elizabeth Cohen.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal History Conviction Search for Lewis Conway, Jr.

This 2-page PDF is a copy of the criminal history of Lewis Conway Jr. maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety, which shows that he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal History Conviction Search for Chivas Desmond Watson

This 11-page PDF is a copy of the criminal history of Chivas Desmond Watson maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety, which shows that he was convicted of numerous offenses.

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Terroristic Threat file, County Court Cause No. 330460

This 19-page PDF is a copy of the file containing the record of Lewis Conway Jr., a candidate for Austin City Council District 1, who was charged with making a terroristic threat in 1989, when he was 19 years old.

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Lake Austin Collective v City of Austin

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Lake Austin Collective v City of Austin

This 531-page PDF contains all filings in the lawsuit Lake Austin Collective Inc. v City of Austin. The original petition was filed June 5, 2017. The case was decided and an order issued November 21, 2017, voiding a City Council action taken when it voted to approve an ordinance because the agenda item posting for the action did not mention it involved waivers to watershed and roadway regulations.

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2018 Charter Review Commission

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Understanding the Role of Ethics Commissions, December 2007

This 11-page PDF is a copy of the Institute for Local Government's study, Understanding the Role of Ethics Commissions. The document is imporant to Austin because the 2018 Charter Revision Commission has adopted a recommendation to form an Independent Ethics Review Commission.

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Understanding the Role of Ethics Commissions

This 11-page PDF is a copy of a report prepared by the Insitute for Local Government in December 2007 that lays out numerous considerations for the roles that may be played by an independent ethics commission, such as may be recommended by Austin's 2018 Charter Revision Commission. Although the document was published more than a decade ago, it provides side-by-side comparisons to how six California cities chose to structure their Ethics Commissions.

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Summary of Recommendations Adopted by the 2018 Charter Review Commission, as of March 12, 2018

This 25-page PDF is a copy of the summary of recommendations of the 2018 Charter Revision Commission. The document includes seven recommendations already adopted and two that are still under consideration. Although labeled a summary, it provides considerable information about each of the items.

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Staff Recommendation Regarding Article X, Section 2 (Planning Commission)

This 1-page PDF is a copy of the City staff's recommendation for amending how the City Council may appoint members of the City's Planning Commission.

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Slides used in Seattle Council Member Teresa Mosqueda's presentation about Democracy Vouchers

This 14-page PDF is a copy of the slides used by Seattle Council Member Teresa Mosqueda to accompany her presentation on Seattle's Democracy Voucher system February 18, 2018, at the Manchaca Branch Library.

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Resolution No. 20170622-040

his 4-page PDF is a copy of the Resolution approved by the Austin City Council that established the 2018 Charter Revision Commission and its scope of work. The Commission is required to recommend Charter amendments in time for coucil consideration for placement on the November 2018 ballot.

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Recommendation Regarding Article V, Section 6 (City Attorney), February 12, 2018

This 1-page PDF contains the language adopted by the Charter Commission for a proposition that would move the City Attorney from the control of the City Manager and give the City Council the ability to hire a City Attorney that would report directly to the Council.

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Public Funding for Electoral Campaigns

This 4-page PDF is a copy of a June 28, 2017, report titled Public Funding for Electorial Campaigns: How 27 states, counties, and municipalities empower small donors and curb the power of big money in politics.

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Proposed Chapter 2-9 City Budget and Efficiency Officer

This 4-page PDF is a copy of the proposition that would establish a City Budget and Efficiency Officer that would be hired by and report directly to the City Council.

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Preliminary Report of Options for Appointment of City Attorney

This 4-page PDF is a copy of the prelminary report of the City Attorney/Boards and Commissions Committee of the 2018 Charter Review Commission. The report provides options for how the City Attorney may be appointed but makes no recommendation. The report notes that appointment of the City Attorney by the City Council was put before voters in 2012 and failed by garnering 49.37 percent of the votes cast. That left the status quo intact for appointment of the City Attorney by the City Manager.

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Austin Petition Drives

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Unconventional Austin Petition

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The Austin Civic Fund formed May 25, 2018

This 6-page PDF is a copy of records filed with the Texas Secretary of State by The Austin Civic Fund, which is claiming status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity although such status has not been approved by the IRS.

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The Austin Civic Fund formed December 4, 2017, and terminated March 22, 2018

This 8-page PDF includes the formation and termination records filed with the Texas Secretary of State by The Austin Civic Fund.

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The Austin Civic Fund formed April 12, 2018, and renamed Austin Civic Fund Action May 22, 2018

This 5-page PDF is a copy of the records filed with the Texas Secretary of State by The Austin Civic Fund, to include renaming itself Austin Civic Fund Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that does not have to disclose the names of donors.

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Texas Supreme Court Request for City of Austin to Respond

This 1-page PDF is a copy of a request from the Supreme Court of Texas that the City of Austin file a response to the writ of mandamus In re: Ed English, which seeks to order the City Council to revise the ballot language it used in putting the Efficiency Audit petition ordinance on the November 6, 2018 ballot.

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Texas Ethics Commission, Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Specific-Purpose Committee

This 12-page PDF is a copy of the Texas Ethics Commission’s guide governing the appointment of campaign treasurers by specific-purpose political action committees.

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Sharon Herfurth Email to Library Staff, February 16, 2018

This 2-page PDF is a copy of the email sent to Austin Public Library staff members to in effect bar people from gathering signatures for the IndyAustin petition drive for CodeNEXT.

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Selected U.S. Libraries policies about gathering petition signatures on library property

This Excel spreadsheet displays and summarizes the policies of 11 U.S. urban library systems, including Austin. The informaition is based on emails to Austin Library Roosevelt Weeks from members of the Urban Libraries Council in response to his query posted on the organization's electroni mailing list.

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Responsive information about complaints provided by City Library Department June 21, 2018

This 71-page PDF is a copy of the records provided by the City of Austin in response to The Austin Bulldog's public information request for complaints about petitioning at Austin public libraries from 2006 to date. Only 17 pages contained anything about incident reports involving petitioners, a total of eight incident reports, all of which involved IndyAustin's CodeNEXT petitioners this year.

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Relators' Trial Brief in Support of Their Petition for Writ of Mandamus, June 20, 2018

This 34-page PDF is a copy of the full trial brief filed by plaintiffs to support the request for a writ of mandamus that would order the City of Austin to place the CodeNEXT petition on the November 6, 2018 ballot.

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Indigent Healthcare Investigation

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Travis County Healthcare District Financial Policies (draft)

This 4-page PDF is a copy of the proposed Financial Policies that the Travis County Commissioners Court discussed at its September 19, 2017, meeting. No decisions were made but the policies, or an unpdated version of them, were scheduled to be considered October 3, 2017.

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Ted Burton email response 3:32pm September 20, 2018

This 2-page PDF is a copy of an email that shows (at bottom) The Austin Bulldog's request for copies of letters sent to two members of Central Health's Board of Managers and the response (at top) of Ted Burton, vice president of communications for Central Health, at 3:32pm September 20, 2018.

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Ted Burton email response 1:57pm September 20, 2018

This 2-page PDF is a copy of an email that shows (at bottom) The Austin Bulldog's request for copies of letters sent to two members of Central Health's Board of Managers and the response (at top) of Ted Burton, vice president of communications for Central Health, at 1:57pm September 20, 2018.

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Rosie Mendoza Resume, downloaded from her website March 23, 2018

This 2-page PDF is a copy of the resume of Rosie Mendoza.

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Requests for Expenses related to Outreach and Education, October 27, 2017

This 1-page PDF instructions inform Central Health personnel of new policy governing how the agency would address requests to fund community events effective October 27, 2017.

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Request for Qualifications for Performance Review of Central Health

This 33-page PDF is a copy of the Request for Qualifications 1704-001 issued April 6, 2017, for a Performance Review of Central Health.

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Request for Development Proposals for 308 Guadalupe Street Development Services, September 14, 2016

This 52-page PDF is a copy of the Request for Proposals by which Travis County sought competitive bids from parties that wanted to enter a 99-year lease for the downtown block owned by the county at 308 Guadalupe St.

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Recipients: Central Health Expenditures January 2013 to January 2018

This Excel spreadsheet lists Central Health expenditures for other than indigent healthcare services for each of the 42 organizations receiving funding, from January 2013 to January 2018.

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Plaintiff's Original Petition in Birch et al v Travis County Healthcare District e-filed

This 7-page PDF is a copy of the Plaintiff's Original Petition in Birch et al v. Travis County Healthcare District, dba Central Health, and President & CEO Mike Geeslin, in his official capacity only. The petition was electronically filed with the Travis County  District Clerk's Office at 8:45am Wednesday October 18, 2017.

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Plaintiff's Original Petition in Birch et al v Travis County Healthcare District

This 2-page PDF is a copy of the letter addressed to County Judge Sarah Eckhardt expressing concern over proposals that would have required greater accountability for the $35 million a year that the University of Texas receives for the Dell Medical School.

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Dolcefino Consulting

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Corresondence for Dolcefino Consulting's Public Information Request

This 20-page PDF contains the public information request that Dolcefino Consulting filed with the City of Austin December 16, 2016, and all subsequent communications about the request, including Dolcefino's complaint filed with the Texas Attorney General's Office February 9, 2017, regarding the cost estimate of nearly $133,000 provided by the City.

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City of Austin's First Response

This 3-page PDF is a copy of the City of Austin's letter of April 13, 2017, in response to the Attorney General's letter of March 27, 2017, concerning the cost-overcharge complaint filed by Wayne Dolcefino of Dolcefino Consulting when he got a cost estimate of $133,000 to provide information he had asked for in a public information request.

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City of Austin Auditor

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Texas Disposal Systems Inc. et al v. City of Austin, Texas

This 50-page PDF contains the Plaintiff’s Original Petition in the case of Texas Disposal Systems Inc. et al v. City of Austin, Texas, with supporting exhibits.

“Audit working papers” are excepted from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act. Furhter, the City obtained an opinion from the Texas Attorney General to allow withholding information requested by Texas Disposal Systems.

The lawsuit contends that the auditor’s investigation of Daniela Ochoa-Gonzalez for alleged conflicts of interest was not, in fact, an “audit” and requests that the City be forced to release all information used by the auditor to find that Ochoa-Gonzalez was guilty.

Cause No. D-1-GN-15-001031

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Internet and Electronic Mail Acceptable Use Policy Acknowledgement / Acceptance Letter

This one-page PDF contains the Acceptance Letter that Environmental Compliance Supervisor Eric Leal Gomez signed August 25, 2011, when he was hired by the City of Austin.

The letter acknowledges that use of City computer equipment, Internet, and e-mail is restricted to work-related purposes and warns that violations may be subject to disciplinary action.

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Defendant’s Original Answer and Affirmative Defenses

This 4-page PDF contains the City of Austin’s Original Answer to the lawsuit filed by Texas Disposal Systems Inc. tthat seeks court orders to release information used by the Austin City Auditor to substantiate a finding that Daneila Ochoa-Gonzalez was guilty of a conlict of interest in her capacity as a member of the Zero Waste Advisory Commission.

Cause No. D-1-GN-15-001031

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Daniela Ochoa-Gonzalez Response to City Auditor’s Investigation

This 5-page PDF contains the response of Daniela Ochoa-Gonzalez to a City Auditor’s investigation that found her guilty of a conflict of interest. That flawed investigation was discredited by the Austin City Council, which voted to approve a Resolution that included a formal apology to Ochoa-Gonzalez.

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City of Austin Personnel Policies

This 76-page PDF contains City of Austin Personnel Policies.

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City of Austin Administrative Bulletin 98-06: Acceptable Internet Use

This 7-page PDF contains City of Austin Administrative Bulletin 98-06 issued November 27, 2007, to govern use of the Internet by City employees.

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City of Austin Administrative Bulletin 06-03: Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

This 7-page PDF contains City of Austin Administrative Bulletin 06-03 issued August 20, 2007, to govern the reporting, investigation, and prevention of fraud, waste and abuse by city employees.

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City Auditor’s Investigation of Eric Leal Gomez, October 2015

This 22-page PDF contains the findings of the Austin City Auditor in the investigation of Eric Leal Gomez, supervisor of environmental compliance in the Development Services Department and the written response filed by Gomez. This final report, issued in October 2015, included findings of alleged misuse of city position, misuse of city resources, and entering into a business relationship with a subordinate.

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City Auditor’s Investigation of Daniela Ochoa-Gonzalez, April 18, 2014

This 4-page PDF contains a report of the City Auditor’s findings, stated in a report dated April 18, 2014, that Daniela Ochoa-Gonzalez, a member of the City of Austin’s Zero Waste Advisory Commission, had violated the City Code regarding conflict of interest.

This report was later repudiated by the Austin City Council, which issued a formal apology to Ochoa-Gonzalez through a resolution, which also required that a bold-print notice be placed at the top of the report stating: “This Report has not been accepted by the Austin City Council and is subject to Resolution No. 20141016-024, passed October 16, 2014.

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Public Information Request Investigation

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Wall of Opposition

This 1-page PDF is a copy of a slide shown at the 2017 Conference of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas during a panel discussion titled, "What happened in the 2017 Legislature? What's ahead?" The slide was prepared by attorney Laura Prather of HaynesBoone Austin, and actually represents just a portion of the powerful interests arrayed against efforts to provide better public access to information held by govenrmental agencies.

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TPIA Task Force

This 1-page PDF is a copy of the slide titled TPIA Task Force shown at the 2017 Conference of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas during a panel discussion titled, "What happened in the 2017 Legislature? What's ahead?" The slide, prepared by attorney Laura Prather of HaynesBoone Austin, lists the various interests that were represented during nine months of meetings designed to build consensus for passage of 10 bills in the 2017 legislative session. Ultimately only three of the 10 bills were enacted.

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Email exchange between Bill Aleshire and City Attorney Anne Morgan of March 15 2017

This 2-page PDF is a copy of emails exchanged by Austin City Attorney Anne Morgan, in responding to attorney Bill Aleshire's letter earlier on March 15, 2017, and  Aleshire's response to Morgan's message.

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Contract with Lockheed Martin Desktop Solutions Inc. for a Hosted Public Information Request System

This 81-page PDF contains the City of Austin’s Contract No. NC14000007 with Lockheed Martin Desktop Solutions Inc. for a Hosted Public Information System, and three amendments to that contract made since the contract was signed and executed December 3, 2013, in the amount of $305,924.

The original contract was for three years, ending December 2, 2016.

With the three amendments the contract totals $363,842.41

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Contract Between the City of Austin and Insight Public Sector, August 18, 2017

This 139-page PDF is a copy of the City of Austin's Contract No. MA-5600-NC170000045 for public information system services. The five-year contract was signed by the City of Austin August 18, 2017, in a total amount of $855,774.

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Chart of Legislative Agenda Items

This 5-page PDF is a copy of the Chart of Legislative Agenda Items that was shown at the 2017 Conference of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas during a panel discussion titled, "What happened in the 2017 Legislature? What's ahead." The slides were prepared by attorney Laura Prather of HaynesBoone Austin. The annotations in red type were added by The Austin Bulldog to provide information about the nature of each piece of legislatiion.

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Bill Aleshire Letter to City Attorney Anne Morgan March 15, 2017

This 4-page PDF contains a 2-page letter from Austin attorney Bill Aleshire to Austin City Attorney Anne Morgan and a 2-page press release from the City of Austin announcing a new procedure that would allow only two email addresses for a person to use for filing a public information request with the City. The release states, "Requests sent to any other email at the City of Austin will not constitute an official records request."

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Brian Rodgers v. The City of Austin

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Settlement Agreement and Release

This 7-page PDF contains the agreement between the City of Austin and plaintiff Brian Rodgers in which the City agrees to pay $5,000 to settle the lawsuit, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-002291, without admission of wrongdoing.

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Plaintiff’s Original Petition for Mandamus in Brian Rodgers, Plaintiff, v. The City of Austin

This 12-page PDF contains plaintiff Brian Rodgers’ petition for an expedited hearing on a mandamus to order defendant City of Austin to supply all information in response to the public information requests filed by Rodgers, plus costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.

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Oral Deposition of Sue Edwards

This 101-page sworn deposition was given by Assistant City Manager Sue Edwards on August 28, 2015, in the case of Brian Rodgers v. City of Austin, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-002291.

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Oral Deposition of Santos Eloy Del Bosque III

This 125-page sworn deposition, with changes appended (3 pages), was given by the City of Austin’s public information manager, Santos Eloy Del Bosque III on August 26, 2015, in the case of Brian Rodgers v. City of Austin, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-002291.

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Defendant’s Response to Plaintiff’s Second Request for Admissions

This 4-page PDF contains the City of Austin’s response to plaintiff’s Second Request for Admissions.

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Defendant’s Original Answer, Affirmative Defenses, and Request for Disclosure

This 3-page PDF contains the City of Austin’s initial reponse to the lawsuit filed by Brian Rodgers against the City of Austin June 11, 2015. The City of Austin is represented by Assistant City Attorney Christopher Coppola.

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Defendant’s Letter to Plaintiff’s Attorney regarding the threat of sanctions

This 3-page PDF contains the letter from Assistant City Attorney Chris Coppola to Plaintiff Brian Rodgers’ attorney Bill Aleshire on August 17, 2015, responded to the threat of sanctions and notified Aleshire that still more records responsive to Rodgers original public information requests would be delivered to Aleshire via courier.

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Defendant’s Letter to Plaintiff’s Attorney

This 31-page letter from Assistant City Attorney Chris Coppola to Plaintiff Brian Rodgers’ attorney Bill Aleshire on August 10, 2015, conveyed the City’s response to Plaintiff’s First Discovery Requests as well as numerous documents responsive to the original public information requests.

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Defendant’s First Amended Answer and Affirmative Defenses

This 3-page PDF contains the City of Austin’s second response to the lawsuit filed against the City of Austin by Brian Rodgers June 11, 2015.

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Defendant’s Amended Response to Plantiff’s First Request for Admission

This 2-page PDF contains the Defendant City of Austin’s Response to the Plaintiff’s First Request for Admission, and in it Assistant City Attorney Chris Coppola admits that the City had not produced all resporive reocrds as of July 6, 2015—more than five weeks after Brian Rodgers filed his lawsuit to obtain public information the City had failed to provide.

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Court Rulings on Open Records

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Trial Court Final Judgment Adkisson et al v. Greg Abbott

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Third Court of Appeals Opinion Adkisson et al v. Ken Paxton

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City of Austin Ethics Complaints

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Sworn Complaint Filed by Mary Ingle July 24, 2014

This 8-page file contains the sworn complaint filed by Mary Ingle July 24, 2014, alleging that Melissa Neslund, a member of the Land Development Code Advisory Group, and an employee of consulting firm Bury Inc., failed to register as a lobbyist. The complaint requests that the City of Austin’s Ethics Review Commission investigate, hold preliminary and final hearings, find that Neslund is a lobbyist under City Code Chapter 4-8 and is disqualified from serving on the Land Devlopment Code Advisory Group. The complaint asked that upon such finding the Commission recommend her immediate removal from the Advisory Group.

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Press Release Issued by Mary Ingle July 24, 2014

This 1-page press release was read by Mary Ingle at a July 24, 2014, press conference to state her reasons for filing a sworn complaint seeking removal of Melissa Neslund from the Land Development Code Advisory Group.

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Melissa Neslund Profile on LinkedIn.com

This 5-page file profile of Melissa Neslund, a member of the Land Development Code Advisory Group, was provided to The Austin Bulldog along with the sworn complaint filed by Mary Ingle July 24, 2014. This LinkedIn profile is part of the alleged proof that Neslund is a lobbyist who failed to register with the City of Austin in accordance with City Code Chapter 4-8. Since the resolution establishing the Advisory Group barred lobbyists from being appointed, the complaint asks that Neslund be removed.

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Ethics Review Commission Complaint Form

The city does not publish this form on the Internet.

This 4-page Word file was supplied by Austin City Clerk Jannette Goodall. She said the procedure for filing a complaint with the Ethics Review Commission is to complete the form, have it notarized, and file it with her office, which will forward the complaint to the Commission for consideration.

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Ethics Complaint Press Conference Recording

This recording of 32:55 minutes contains the statements made by individuals involved in filing a sworn complaint July 24, 2014, alleging that Melissa Neslund, a member of the Land Development Code Advisory Group, failed to register as a lobbyist, a claim that Neslund said is unfounded. The speakers included:

• Mary Ingle, who filed the complaint as an individual, not as president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council
• Daniel Llanes, Sector 6 representative for the Austin Neighborhoods Council
• David King, second vice president of the Austin Neighborhoods Council
• Attorney Fred Lewis, who provided free legal assistance in drafting and filing the complaint
• Others during the ensuinig question and answer portion of the press conference

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City of Austin Administrative Bulletin 06-03

This seven-page PDF is a copy of City of Austin Administrative Bulletin 06-03 of August 20, 2007, Fraud, Waste and Abuse Reporting, Investigation and Prevention. The Bulletin was issued by then City Manager Toby Futrell and is the latest version of the city’s policies on this topic.

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City Council Agenda Item 74 of December 6, 2012

The Austin City Council on December 6, 2012, passed a resolution to establish an Advisory Group for development of a new Land Development Code. The resolution was amended to prohibit members of the Advisory Group “who are registered or required to register as a lobbyist” under Austin City Code Chapter 4-8.

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2014 November General Election

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Travis County Democratic Party Rally Recording

This recording of 39:08 minutes contains the speeches made by elected officials and candidates at the Travis County Democratic Party’s rally July 19, 2014. The speakers included:
• State Senator Kirk Watson, emcee
• U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett
• Amber Davis, daughter of State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis
• Mike Collier, candidate for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
• State Representative Celia Israel
• State Representative Donna Howard
• Diane Henson, candidate for chief justice, Third Court of Appeals
• Randle Slagle, candidate for Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace

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John Gillum’s E-mail of November 6, 2014, to Jeri Stone

This Word file is a copy of the e-mail sent by Austin attorney Jon Gillum of Locke Lord LLP to Jeri Stone, executive director and general counsel for the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. The TCTA is located within the Downtown Austin Public Improvement District and as such is subject to an additional property tax assessment of 10 cents per $100 property valuation. The revenue from such assessments is collected by the City of Austn and is the source of 99 percent of the income used to run the programs of the Downtown Austin Alliance.

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Downtown Austin Alliance Annual Report 2013-2014

This 59-page PDF contains information about the Downtown Austin Alliance’s annual budget for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2014. Page 49 of the report provides an overview of sources of revenue and expenses.

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Austin City Attorney Sworn Financial Statements

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nfographic: Austin City Staff Financial Statements for 2013

This infographic provides an overview of the results of The Austin Bulldog’s investigation of Statements of Financial Information filed in 2013 by non-elected officials of the City of Austin.

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The Austin Bulldog Response June 11, 2015

The Austin Bulldog responded to city Public Information Manager Eloy Del Bosque’s e-mail of June 11, 2015, which deflected the questions put to City Attorney (and Interim Intergovernmental Relations Officer) Karen Kennard by--inexplicably--treating it as a Public Information Request. “Of all the lame responses I have received from the Law Department, this has to rank among the worst of the worst,” concluded Editor Ken Martin.

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Texas Attorney General Opinion OR2014-07497

The Austin Bulldog filed a public information request February 12, 2014, for records that reflect how senior city staff members are notified they are supposed to file financial statements. In response, the City of Austin requested an opinion from the Texas Attorney General for permission to withhold such records on the basis of attorney-client privilege. This Attorney General’s opinion dated May 5, 2014, granted the City of Austin’s request to withhold from public disclosure the reminders that the Law Department issued because they were made for the purpose of facilitating the rendition of professional legal services.

 

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Spreadsheet: Statements of Financial Information for Designated Non-Elected City Officials 2013

This PDF was created from an Excel spreadsheet produced to recap the results of The Austin Bulldog’s five-month investigation of problems involving the City of Austin’s ethics policy as it pertains to non-elected officials. The policy requires designated officials to submit an annual Statement of Financial Information covering their income and assets, and that of their spouse or domestic partner, for the preceding calendar year. This file shows the individual officials required to file for each City department or office; indicates whether they filed on time, late, or not at all; the organizations with which these officials reported an association with; and the income and investments each reported.

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Questions for Karen Kennard June 8, 2015

The Austin Bulldog’s analysis of Statements of Financial Information filed by City Attorney (and Interim Intergovernmental Affairs Officer) Karen Kennard for the years 2010 through 2014 raised questions about whether she should have reported Scott Joslove as her domestic partner, as defined by City Code Section 2-7-71(2), because: • She owns a home but rents it to another person. • She lives in a house owned by Joslove. • She reported that Joslove gives her gifts every year. • Joslove is a designated beneficiary who will receive lump-sum benefits in the event of her death. Kennard was asked two questions by The Austin Bulldog’s e-mail of June 8, 2015: 1. Do either you or Scott Joslove have a prior undissolved marriage? 2. Why should Joslove not be listed as a domestic partner in your SFI, with attendant reportingof his sources of income, assets and liabilities?

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Karen Kennard 2014 Statement of Financial Information (City Code)

This four-page report filed by City Attorney Karen Kennard covers her financial activity during calendar year 2014.

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Karen Kennard 2013 Statement of Financial Information (City Code)

This four-page report filed by City Attorney Karen Kennard covers her financial activity during calendar year 2013.

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Karen Kennard 2013 Personal Financial Statement (Chapter 145)

This 10-page Personal Financial Statement filed by City Attorney Karen Kennard covers her financial activity during calendar year 2010.

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Karen Kennard 2012 Statement of Financial Information (City Code)

This four-page report filed by City Attorney Karen Kennard covers her financial activity during calendar year 2012.

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Karen Kennard 2012 Personal Financial Statement (Chapter 145)

This 11-page Personal Financial Statement filed by City Attorney Karen Kennard covers her financial activity during calendar year 2010.

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Save Our Springs Alliance v Commissioner Gerald Daugherty

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SOS Alliance v. Daugherty Oral Deposition Changes

This 11-page PDF contains the changes made on behalf of Travis County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gerald Daugherty to clarify statements he originally made in an 80-page deposition taken February 20, 2014, in Save Our Springs Alliance v. Gerald Daugherty, in his official capacity as Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 3, Cause No. D-1-GN-13-003876.

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SOS Alliance v. Daugherty Oral Deposition

This 80-page file contains the oral deposition of Travis County Commissioner Gerald Thomas Daugherty taken February 20, 2014, in Save Our Springs Alliance v. Gerald Daugherty, in his official capacity as Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 3, Cause No. D-1-GN-13-003876.

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SOS Alliance Criminal Complaint re: Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty

This seven-page criminal complaint was filed against Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty by the Save Our Springs Alliance on March 17, 2014, alleging violations of the Texas Public Information Act.

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Ruling of District Judge Stephen Yelonosky

This eight-page PDF contains the ruling handed down July 23, 2015, by District Judge Stephen Yelonosky regarding Save Our Springs Alliance v. Gerald Daugherty, in his official capacity as Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 3, Cause No. D-1-GN-13-003876.

The ruling contains three court orders:
• Order on Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Production of Documents, granted as to request for in camera review of documents and denied in all other respects.

• Order on Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, denied.
• Order on Respondent’s Plea to the Juridiction, granted with respect to the mandamus claim under the Texas Public Information Act and deferred, pending further briefing, in all other respects.

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Respondent’s Supplemental Reply to Plaintiff’s Response to Plea to Jurisdiction

This 16-page Reply was filed July 17, 2015—four days after a court hearing in this lawsuit—on behalf of Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty in Cause No. D-1-GN-13-003876.

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Respondent’s Response to Motion to Compel

This 9-page PDF was filed May 28, 2015, by Defendant Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty in response to Plaintiff Save Our Springs Alliance’s motion to compel.

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Respondent’s Response to Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

This 19-page PDF contains the Respondent’s Response to Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgement in the case of Save Our Springs Alliance v. Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, Cause No. D-1-GN-13-003876.

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Respondent’s Reply to Plaintiff’s Response to Respondent’s Plea to Jurisdiction

This 18-page PDF filed on behalf of Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty is his reply to the Save Our Springs Alliance’s response and supplemental response to Daugherty’s Plea to Jurisdiction.

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Respondent Gerald Daugherty’s Plea to Jurisdiction

This 113-page PDF contains the Respondent’s Plea to Jurisdiction filed in Save Our Springs Allliance v. Gerald Daugherty, Cause No. D-1-GN-13-003876. This document is a request for the court to dismiss the lawsuit as a matter out of the court’s jurisdiction.

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Plaintiff’s Original Petition in Save Our Springs v. Gerald Daugherty

This 22-page petition was filed by the Save Our Springs Alliance against Travis County Precinct 3 Commissioner Gerald Daugherty November 12, 2013. Although this copy is date-stamped to show when filed it does not reflect the assigned Cause No. D-1-GN-13-003876. The petition includes four exhibits:

• Exhibit A: Save Our Springs Alliance public information request of May 10, 2013

• Exhibit B: Travis County’s request for ruling from the Texas Attorney General of May 30, 2013

• Exhibit C: Texas Attorney General Open Records Ruling OR2013-13139 of July 30, 2013

• Exhibit D: E-mail reply on March 20, 2013, from Susan Narvaiz to Barbara Smith, executive assistant to Commissioner Daugherty, that indicates he had been using his personal e-mail address for county business,

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Review of City Council Campaign Finance Reports for Prohibited Expenditures

This Excel spreadsheet provides an overview of The Austin Bulldog’s review of the Campaign Finance Reports filed by the winning candidates for mayor and City Council in the 2014 election cycle. The research was conducted for the purpose of identifying possibly illegal campaign expenditures.

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Memo to City Attorney and Integrity Officer Re Late Filings

As required by Local Government Code Chapter 145.008, this memo from Election Clerk Ann Franklin to City Attorney Karen Kennard and Integrity Officer Sabine Romero reports the 17 mayoral and city council candidates who failed to timely file a Personal Financial Statement as required by state law.

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Mayoral and Council Candidate Voting History

This 3-page PDF presents the voting history of 7 mayoral and 66 council candidates seeking election in 2014. The file indicates the first year in which the candidates voted locally, the number of times voted in party primary elections, and whether the candidate has access to the Democratic Party’s Voter Activation Network.

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Independent Expenditures to Influence Austin’s 2014 Mayor and City Council Election

This Excel spreadsheet contains a tabulation of every single expenditure reported by the 23 independent political action committees that participated to influence the outcome of the 2014 election of mayor and City Council members.

The grand total of all spending by these PACs was $726,210.

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Financial Statements for 2014 Candidates for Mayor and City Council

After obtaining copies of Personal Financial Statements and Statements of Financial Information through public information requests, The Austin Bulldog constructed this Excel spreadsheet, Financial Statements for 2014 Candidates for Mayor and City Council, that provides an overview of sources of income for each candidate and for the candidate’s spouse or domestic partner. This spreadsheet does not include financial information for eight candidates who failed to file one or both statements.

 

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Complete Voting Histories for 2014 Candidates

This file provides live links for accessing the complete voting histories of the 7 mayoral and 67 City Council candidates who had appointed campaign treasurers for the 2014 City of Austin elections as of August 14, 2014.

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City of Austin Unofficial Cumulative Results of General Election of November 4, 2014

This 3-page pdf downloaded from the Travis County Clerk’s website contains the unofficial results of the November 4, 2014, City of Austin election for mayor, 10 city council districts, and a proposition for bonds to build a street car system. These election results will become official when canvassed and approved by the Austin City Council.

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Campaign Finance Analiysis for 2014 Election of Mayor and Council Candidates

This Excel spreadsheet contains a tabulation of amounts from every campaign finance report filed by each of the 78 candidates running for mayor and City Council in 2014, as well as the total amount of money spent by independent political action committees to support or attack the candidates. 

The grand total of all spending is $6,298,059.

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Travis County Homeowners Who May Have An Improper Homestead Exemption

This Excel database provides details about 165 Travis County homeowners who appear to have more than more than one residence homestead exemption—one of which may need to be cancelled.

The database not only indicates homeowners’ names but also identifies which owners are married, the addresses where owners are registered to vote, and, when the residence is connected to City of Austin utilities, who pays for water and wastewater service. The database also identifies identities in scores of cases the non-owners who are registered to vote and/or pay for utility services at these addresses.

Further, the database indicates the exemptions on each property, when the exemptions were applied for, the year in which the exemptions took effect, how many years the exemptions have been maintained, and the owners’ 2013 property tax savings enjoyed because of the exemptions.

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How The Austin Bulldog Investigated Residence Homestead Exemptions

Twenty-three public information requests, more than a million records, and months of concerted effort were involved in The Austin Bulldog’s groundbreaking investigative project that exposed the fact that hundreds of Travis County homeowners may have improper residential homestead exemptions and as a result are paying less than their fair share of property taxes. This document provides the details of how this project was conducted.

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Homeowners Who May Have an Improper Residence Tax Exemption in Travis County

This is a revised updated and expanded version of  the Excel database published December 20, 2013.

This Excel database provides details about 165 homeowners who appear to have more than more than one residence homestead exemption in Travis County—one of which may need to be cancelled.

The database not only indicates homeowners’ names but also identifies which owners are married, the addresses where owners are registered to vote, and, when the residence is connected to City of Austin utilities, who pays for water and wastewater service. The database also identifies in scores of cases the non-owners who are registered to vote and/or pay for utility services at these addresses.

Further, the database indicates the exemptions on each property, when the exemptions were applied for, the year in which the exemptions took effect, how many years the exemptions have been maintained, and the owners’ 2013 property tax savings enjoyed because of the exemptions.

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Homeowners Who Had an Improper Residence Homestead Exemption in Travis County or Another County

This Excel database provides details about 120 homeowners who appear to have a residence homestead exemption in Travis County as well as a residence homestead exemption in another county—one of which may need to be cancelled. In fact, the Travis Central Appraisal District has taken action to cancel all of the inappropriate exemptions.


The database not only indicates homeowners’ names but in many cases also identifies the addresses where owners are registered to vote

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Application for Residence Homestead Exemption, Property Tax Form 50-114

Property Tax Form 50-114 is to be used by Travis County homeowners in applying for a Residence Homestead Exemption. A “residence homestead” is defined by the state Property Tax Code, Section 11.13(j)(1), as a structure, together with the land (not to exceed 20 acres) and improvements used in the residential occupancy of the structure that is owned by one or more individuals, is designed or adapted for human residence, is used as a residence, and is occupied as the principal residence by the owner.

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Austin Board and Commission E-mail Documents

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City of Austin Ordinance No. 20120823-004 Exhibit A

Exhibit A to City of Austin Ordinance No. 20120823-004 is the Agreement for Use of City’s E-mail System by Board Members.

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City of Austin Ordinance No. 20120823-004

City of Austin Ordinance No. 20120823-004 repeals Ordinance No. 20120802-014, adds a new City Code Section 2-1-49, and amends City Code Section 2-1-23 to establish requirements for use of electronic communications by city board and commission members.

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Austin City Council Resolution 20120112-062

Austin City Council Resolution 20120112-062 directed the City Clerk and City Manager to take necessary actions to implement the October 25, 2011, proposal by the City Clerk and the Communications and Technology Management Department, including developing guidelines for board and commission members and bringing forward a Code amendment to add a training module regarding the conduct of city business on personal devices.

 

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Austin City Council Resolution 20110407-014

Austin City Council Resolution 20110407-014, among other things, directed the City Clerk to develop a policy regarding the conduct of city business on personal communication devices by members of city boards and commissions with sovereign authority, and report progress to the City Council within 30 days.

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Austin Board and Commission E-mail Proposal of October 25, 2011

Austin City Clerk Shirley Gentry and Teri Pennington, deputy chief information officer for the Communications and Technology Management Department, presented an overview of how the new electronic communications policy would work for the council-appointed members of the city’s boards and commissions. The presentation was made to the City Council’s Audit and Finance Committee October 25, 2011.

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Travis Central Appraisal District

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Travis County Appraisal Review Board’s brief on open records decision, December 14, 2018

This 5-page PDF is a copy of the brief filed by the law firm Armstrong & Armstrong in support of its request for permission to withhold public information under the litigation exception.

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Team Hendry Realty

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TCAD Suppressed Records Sorted by Property Type

This is an Excel spreadsheet that The Austin Bulldog obtained through an open records request filed under the Texas Public Information Act. The spreadsheet lists 1,385 property records that do not appear on the searchable website of the Travis Central Appraisal District because of a request from property owners who do not qualify under Tax Code Section 25.025 for confidentiality.

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TCAD Suppressed Records Sorted by Owner’s Name

This is an Excel spreadsheet that The Austin Bulldog obtained through an open records request filed under the Texas Public Information Act. The spreadsheet lists 1,385 property records that do not appear on the searchable website of the Travis Central Appraisal District because of a request from property owners who do not qualify under Tax Code Section 25.025 for confidentiality.

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TCAD Suppressed Records Sorted by Market Value

This is an Excel spreadsheet that The Austin Bulldog obtained through an open records request filed under the Texas Public Information Act. The spreadsheet lists 1,385 property records that do not appear on the searchable website of the Travis Central Appraisal District because of a request from property owners who do not qualify under Tax Code Section 25.025 for confidentiality.

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TCAD Stats2

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TCAD Protests

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TCAD Ltr Undated

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TCAD Intent Appeal

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TCAD 8314 Cross

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Austin City Charter Documents

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Trust Austin door-hangar graphic

Austinites for Geographic Representation is running its campaign to support Proposition 3 under the “Trust Austin” name. AGR is distributing 100,000 door-hangars to door knobs all over town. This graphic displays both sides of the door-hangar. Proposition 3 was put on the ballot through a citizens petition. It would require election of council members from 10 geographic districts and only the mayor to be elected at-large. Council districts would be drawn by an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

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Transcript of Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s robocall script Oct. 31, 2012

The text of Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s automated telephone call made October 31, 2012, was transcribed from a recording and verified by The Austin Bulldog.

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Texas Constitution, Article 11, Section 5

Article 11, Section 5 of the Texas Constitution dictates that no city charter shall be altered, amended or repealed oftener than every two years.

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Steve Bickerstaff Letter and Proposed Ordinance

The attached three-page file contains a cover letter that attorney Steve Bickerstaff wrote to advise the Austin City Council about actions needed to implement the 10-1 system of council elections approved by voters November 6. The last two pages are a proposed ordinance for implementing the transition to single-member districts, even-year November elections, and staggered four-year terms, as required by Proposition 2 (also approved by voters November 6, 2012).

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Senate Bill 100

Senate Bill 100 was enacted in the 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature in 2011. Among other things, SB 100 authorized the City of Austin to move its next election to November 6, 2012, and adjust the terms of office for the mayor and council members to conform to the new election date. Further, SB 100 allows the City of Austin to opt for election of all council members at the same election, superseding City Charter requirements for council elections to be conducted in May and terms to be staggered.

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Report on Analysis of Districts Petition

Austin City Clerk Shirley Gentry supplied this report prepared by the city’s hired consultant to explain how the petitions submitted by Austinites for Geographic Representation were prepared. The report estimates there are 22,435 valid signatures on the petition, which is in excess of the 20,000 valid signatures to get the AGR plan on the November 2012 ballot.

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Public Information Office Outreach Recommendations

On September 29, 20122, Doug Matthews, chief communications officer for the City of Austin, presented a menu of options that the 2012 Charter Revision Committee could use for public outeach.

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Proposition 11: Ordinance No. 20120628-016

Proposition 11 on the November 6, 2012, ballot asks voters to vote yes or no: “Adoption of the emergency medical services personnel civil service law?”

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Proposition 10: Ordinance No. 20120802-073

Proposition 1 on the November 6, 2012, ballot asks voters to vote yes or no: “Shall the city charter be amended to provide a civil service system for most city employees who are not already covered by a state civil service statute?”

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Proposition 9: Ordinance No. 20120802-030

Proposition 9 on the November 6, 2012, ballot asks voters to vote yes or no: “Shall the city charter be amended to permit the city council to lease parkland to an independent school district for a purpose the council has found, by a two-thirds majority, is a park purpose?”

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Formula One

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Viktorin et al v. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs

This lawsuit, Cause No. D-1-GN-11-001857 filed June 22, 2011, seeks to prevent Texas Comptroller Susan Combs from paying state and local tax money to the promoters of Formula One racing in Austin.

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Mayor’s Formula 1 Reception Spreadsheet

This Excel spreadsheet provides an overview of the line-item expenses incurred by the City of Austin to host the Mayor’s Formula 1 Reception on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in connection with the Formula 1 race held at Circuit of the Americas November 16-18, 2012. The total expense for the two-hour reception was $20,463.51.

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Formula 1 Reception Invoices

This 28-page file contains the individual invoices and receipts provided by the City of Austin in response to The Austin Buldog’s public information request for records pertaining to the Mayor’s Formula 1 Reception held at City Hall November 14, 2012.

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Second Draft Policy for City Electronic Communications

This is the June 15, 2011, version of a policy drafted by the City of Austin’s Human Resources Department to establish a policy for city employees for processing written communications using electronic communication devices. This version was revised again before being issued as Administrative Bulletin 08-06 on August 4, 2011.

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Marc Ott Memo on Resignation of Karen Kennard

This 2-page memo dated June 30, 2015, from Austin City Manager Marc Ott to the mayor and city council members states that former City Attorney Karen Kennard, who has been serving as Interim Intergovermental Affairs Officer since December 2014, tendered her resignation when that assignment was made permanent. She will continue for a few months while a transition is achieved. Interim City Attorney Anne Morgan will continue in that job while the city manager considers the next steps for the Law Department.

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First Draft Policy for City Electronic Communications

This is the June 1, 2011, version of a policy drafted by the City of Austin’s Human Resources Department to establish  a policy for city employees for processing written communications using electronic communication devices. This draft was later revised June 15, 2011, and revised again before being issued as Administrative Bulletin 08-06 on August 4, 2011.

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Cox Texas Newspapers LP v City of Austin

This 1-page PDF reflects the actions taken in this lawsuit filed October 31, 2017.

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Administrative Bulletin 08-06

This document drafted by the City of Austin’s Human Resources Department and approved by City Manager Marc Ott, establishes a policy for city employees for processing written communications using electronic communication devices.

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Travis County Attorney's Statement

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Thompson & Knight Documents thru May 20, 2011

This file contains the letters of engagement, amendments to those letters, and all invoices submitted by the Thompson & Knight law firm through May 20, 2011, for work related to Texas Open Meetings Act issues. The invoices total $49,211.

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Thompson & Knight Documents thru May 18, 2011 for Bulldog Lawsuit

This file contains the letter of engagement and single invoice for the law firm Thompson & Knight through May 18, 2011, for work related to the lawsuit, The Austin Bulldog v. Mayor Lee Leffingwell et al. Although the firm had been working on the lawsuit since it was filed March 1, 2011, the letter of engagement was not issued until April 28. The single invoice submitted by the firm on May 18 covers only work done in March, totaling $29,873.

 

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Settlement Offer Letter

This 2-page PDF is a letter from attorney Bill Aleshire to City Attorney Anne Morgan that gives the City options to avoid filing of a lawsuit for alleged violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

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Section 551.143 Conspiracy to Circumvent; Offense; Penalty

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Randy Leavitt State Bar of Texas Record

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Plaintiff's Original Petition for Mandamus and Discovery Requests

This 87-page PDF contains the Plaintiff's Original Petition in Lake Austin Collective Inc. v. City of Austin (Cause No. D-1-GN-17-002447) filed June 5, 2017.

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Payment to attorney Joseph Turner to represent Council member Mike Martinez

This 6-page pdf file provides details regarding the City of Austin’s payment of $24,657.50 to attorney Joel Bennett of the law office of Joel B. Bennett PC for representing Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole during Travis County Attorney David Escamilla’s 21-month criminal investigation of the City Council’s violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

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Payment to attorney Joel Bennett to represent Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole

This 6-page pdf file provides details regarding the City of Austin’s payment of $27,205 to attorney Joel Bennett of the law office of Joel B. Bennett PC for representing Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole during Travis County Attorney David Escamilla’s 21-month criminal investigation of the City Council’s violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

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Payment to attorney David Sheppard to represent Council Member Chris Riley

This 3-page pdf file provides details regarding the City of Austin’s payment of $9,025 to attorney David Sheppard of the law office of David A. Sheppard for representing Council Member Chris Riley during Travis County Attorney David Escamilla’s 21-month criminal investigation of the City Council’s violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

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Complaint Against Jana Duty

State of Texas vs. Dan A. Gattis
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Texas Local Government Code Section 203.001

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Request for Recusal

This letter from the Williamson County Public Policy Coalition requests that Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ron Morrison recuse themselves from consideration of filing a grievance against County Attorney Jana Duty with the State Bar of Texas.

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Local Schedule GR (3rd Edition)

Local Schedule GR was established by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to set forth the retention schedule for records common to all local governments.

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Kerry Russell State Bar Record

 

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Kerry Russell Complaint Against County Attorney Duty

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Code of Criminal Procedure Article 12.02(a)

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Judge Dan A. Gattis Removal Lawsuit

State of Texas vs. Dan A. Gattis
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Supreme Court Appointment of Judge Rick Morris

This letter signed by Wallace B. Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, on January 3, 2011, appoints Rick Morris, judge of the 146th Judicial District Court of Bell County, to preside in the matter of The State of Texas ex rel., Jana Duty, County Attorney of Williamson County, Texas v. Dan A. Gattis, County Judge of Williamson County, Texas.

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State Bar Record of Attorney Jeff Maurice

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Second Motion to Dismiss

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Rick Morris State Bar of Texas Records

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Response to Second Motion to Dismiss

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Response to Motion to Dismiss

This motion filed January 6, 2011, seeks to refute the arguments made in the defense motion to dismiss that was filed January 5 and asks the presiding judge to deny that motion.

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Press Release from Williamson County Attorney Jana Duty

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Order of Dismissal

This order issued January 21, 2010, dismissed the lawsuit to remove Williamson County Attorney Jana Duty from office.

 

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Motion to Dismiss

This motion filed January 5, 2011, asks the presiding judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed to remove Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis from office.

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Martha S. Dickie State Bar of Texas Record

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Don Higgenbotham Investigation

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Williamson County Public Policy Coalition Letter Nov. 19, 2010

This letter from eight Williamson County citizens urge County Attorney Jana Duty to pursue an investigation into Williamson County payments made to Round Rock attorney Mike Davis for representing County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Don Higginbotham. This letter was written after published statements made by District Attorney John Bradley indicating that his investigation into this matter had found no criminal conduct.

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Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis Letter to Attorney Mike Davis

On August 6, 2010, Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis signed this letter to Round Rock attorney Mike Davis. The letter notes that the Williamson County Commissioners Court had never approved a services agreement for Davis to represent the county in any legal matter until the court voted to do so on August 3, 2010. One attachment to the letter is a draft engagement agreement to represent county court at law judges in Heckman et al v. Williamson County et al. The letter also states that the county had paid Davis to represent County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Higginbotham without authorization. The letter further requested Davis to identify the actual amount and issue a check or credit memo to cover that amount.

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Statement Issued by Williamson County Commissioners Court Oct. 15, 2010

On October 15, 2010, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued this statement to announce “the reasons behind our decision to hire an attorney to work directly with the commissioners court.” That decision cut County Attorney Jana Duty out of the process of advising the commissioners court and triggered a lawsuit when the commissioners court took an attorney from Duty's office and more than $100,000 to pay for that attorney and an additional person to establish a legal office under County Judge Dan Gattis.

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Sharon McGuyer's Payroll Records

These records show that Sharon McGuyer, the court secretary in Williamson County Court at Law No. 3, was paid $40,741 a year and was placed on administrative leave with pay from November 17, 2010, until December 1, 2010.

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Mike Davis State Bar of Texas Record

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Kimberly Lee Payroll Records

These records show that Kimberly Lee, the court reporter in Williamson County Court at Law No. 3, was paid $83,572 a year and was placed on administrative leave with pay from November 17, 2010, until December 1, 2010.

 

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Kimberly Lee & Sharon McGuyer v. Williamson County

The lawsuit was filed November 23, 2010, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin.

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Doug Arnold State Bar of Texas Record

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Donald Higginbotham State Bar of Texas Record

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Matthew Finkel for Pct. 2 Travis City Comm. (Lib)

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Power of Attorney (Matt Finkel)

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Matt Finkel Voter Records

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Finkel for Congress Assumed Name Certificate

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Finkel for Congress 2008 Election Results (Matt Finkel)

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Finkel 2006 JP Election

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Finkel 2006 JP Election

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Campaign Finance Reports

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14214 Anita Marie Ln. Austin TX 78728

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David Dreesen for Pct. 4 Travis County Comm (Lib)

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David Dreesen Voter Records

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Campaign Finance Reports

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6706 Rotunda View Austin TX 78747 (David Dreesen)

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Sarah Eckhardt for Pct. 2 Travis Cty Comm (I-Dem)

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Texas Freedom Network (Sarah Eckhardt)

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Sarah Eckhardt Voter Records

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Sarah Eckhardt State Bar of Texas Records

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Sarah Eckhardt Personal Finanical Statement

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Sarah Eckhardt Campaign Finance Reports

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Downtown Austin Association (Sarah Eckhardt)

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1001 Lorrain St. Austin TX 78703

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Mark Tippetts for Travis Cty Judge (Lib)

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Release of Lien 2

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Release of Lien 1

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Mark Tippetts Personal Financial Statement

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Mark Tippetts Campaign Finance Reports

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11504 Spicewood Pkwy. Austin TX 78750

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Margaret Gomez for Pct. 4 Travis Cty Comm (I-Dem)

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Mexican American Resources In Action (MARIA) Leadership Development

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Margaret Gomez Voter Records

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Margaret Gomez Personal Financial Statement

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Margaret Gomez Campaign Finance Reports

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Gomez Council for Community Reconciliation consolidated

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2104 Petrified Forest Dr. Austin TX 78747

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1802 Romford Dr. Austin TX 78704

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705 W. Annie St. Austin TX 78704

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702 Jewell St. Austin TX 7704

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Mike McNamara for Travis Cty Judge (Rep)

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Mike McNamara Voter Records

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Mike McNamara Personal Financial Statement

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Mike McNamara Campaign Finance Records

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3501 Carla Dr. Austin TX 78754

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David Buttrose II for Pct. 2 Travis Cty Comm (Rep)

Business Records Property Records
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David Buttross Voter Records

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David Buttross Real Estate Broker Licenses

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David Buttross Personal Financial Statement

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David Buttross Mortgage Broker Licenses

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David Buttross Mayoral Election Results

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David Buttross Mayoral Campaign Contribution & Expenditure Reports

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David Buttross Campaign Finance Reports

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Buttross Rensselaerville Institute

David Buttross is a board member of The Rensselaerville Institute, according to his Personal Financial Statement.

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Sam Biscoe for Travis Cty Judge (I-Dem)

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Sam Biscoe Voter Records

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Sam Biscoe State Bar of Texas Records

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Sam Biscoe Personal Financial Statement

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Sam Biscoe Campaign Finance Reports

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DTB Management/Common Interest Assumed Name Certificate

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6411 Bridgewater Dr. Austin TX 78723 Lien Release 2

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6411 Bridgewater Dr. Austin TX 78723 Lien Release 1

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6411 Bridgewater Dr. Austin TX 78723

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Bert Cobb for Hays County Judge (Rep)

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River City Medical

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Probate Estate of Albert Haaron Cobb Sr

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Hill Country Allergy Associates

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Cobb Allergy Clinic of San Marcos, P.A.

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Albert H. Cobb Jr. Voter Record

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Albert H. Cobb Jr. Property

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Albert H. Cobb Jr. Physician Profile

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Albert H. Cobb Jr. Campaign Finance Reports

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Karen Ford for Pct. 4 Hays Cty Comm. (I-Dem)

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Nutty Brown Road Neighborhood Association Inc. Forfeiture

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Nutty Brown Road Neighborhood Association Inc.

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Karen Ford Voter Records

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Karen Ford Property Records

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Karen Ford Campaign Finance Reports

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Hays County Texas v. W. Nichaolas Burkhalter, Karen Ford, et al

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Ray Bryant for Pct. 2 Hays Cty Comm (Dem)

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Ray Bryant Voter Record

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Ray Bryant Property

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Ray Bryant Campaign Finance Reports

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Ray Whisenant for Pct. 4 Hays Cty Comm (Rep)

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Whisenant & Lyle Water Services Inc.

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Turkey Track Investments LLC

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Texas Ground Water Association

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Ray Whisenant Voter Record

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Ray Whisenant Property Records

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Ray Whisenant Campaign Finance Reports

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RRA Management LLC

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Probate Estate of Delma Louise Bradshaw

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Cardinal Valley Water Company Inc.

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Mark Jones for Pct. 2 Hays Cty Comm (Rep)

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Mark Jones Voter Record

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Mark Jones Property Records

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Mark Jones Campaign Finance Reports

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Jeff Barton for Hays Cty Judge (Dem)

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Jeff Barton Voter Records

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Jeff Barton Property

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Jeff Barton Campaign Finance Reports

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Barton Homestead Place LLC

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Property Taxes

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Property Taxes Collected 1999-2009

This chart shows the amount of property taxes collected by the City of Austin for residential and commercial properties 1999-2009, as well as the total value of residential and commercial properties for each year of that decade.

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HB 2257

HB 2257 by State Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Dallas) was introduced in the 81st regular legislative session. If enacted, the bill would have required mandatory disclosure of property sales prices.

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Fiscal Note for HB 2257

This Fiscal Note was prepared by the Legislative Budget Board for the 81st Legislative Regular Session of 2009 to calculate the additional property taxes that would be collected over a five-year period if HB 2257 were enacted to require mandatory disclosure of sales prices in real estate sales.

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City of Austin Line Graph: Property Tax Colletions 1999-2009

This chart graphically illustrates that residential property taxes have carried an increasingly large share of the total property tax burden over the last decade, while commercial property taxes have paid an increasingly smaller share.

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Mark Sokolow Investigation

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Williamson Central Appraisal District Records

These two property records show the addresses and date of purchase of the homes owned by Council Member Pat Berryman at 206 Champions Drive and Assistant City Attorney Bridget Chapman at 219 Champions Drive. Berryman purchased her home March 1, 2004. Chapman purchased her home May 31, 2005.

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The City of Georgetown v. Attorney General Greg Abbott

Georgetown City Attorney Mark Sokolow filed this lawsuit in a Travis County District Court on August 13, 2010. The lawsuit seeks to contest the Attorney General's ruling concerning The Austin Bulldog's open records request for copies of Sokolow's performance evaluations. The ruling states that Sokolow can withhold information in the performance evaluations that is protected by attorney-client privilege, but concludes the remaining information is not protected by attorney-client privilege and must be released.

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The Austin Bulldog E-mail August 8, 2010

In the wake of the Attorney General's open records decision of August 3, 2010, The Austin Bulldog e-mailed City Attorney Mark Sokolow on August 8, 2010, to request that he promptly provide copies of the performance evaluations, with redactions for portions authorized to be withheld for attorney-client privilege. This e-mail also directed Sokolow's attention to Section 552.324 of the Texas Government Code, which provides guidance in the event he chose to file a lawsuit challenging the ruling.

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The Austin Bulldog's Open Records Request No. 10

The Austin Bulldog filed this open records request with the City of Georgetown on May 16 to request copies of City Attorney Mark Sokolow's written performance evaluations delivered by the mayor and city council members.

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Sokolow's Contract With City of Georgetown

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Port Arthur Personnel Policy Manual

The highlight portion of this page from the City of Port Arthur's Personnel Policy Manual indicates that Mark Sokolow, who was hired in April 1996, was entitled to reimbursement for a maximum of 480 hours of accumulated sick leave upon termination of employment.

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Port Arthur Pay

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Port Arthur Ordinance 09-73

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Open Records Request No. 10 Referred to Attorney General

Georgetown City Attorney Mark Sokolow sent this letter and exhibits, a total of 28 pages, to the Attorney General on May 28, 2010, seeking an opinion that would prevent the release of his written performance evaluations delivered by the mayor and city council members.

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Minutes of Port Arthur City Council Meeting of 10-6-09

These minutes document the vote taken to enact Port Arthur Ordinance 09-73, which waived the cap on how much Mark Sokolow could be paid for accrued sick leave.

 

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Pat Berryman Investigation

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Shirley Rinn e-mail of November 5, 2010

At the request of The Austin Bulldog, Shirley Rinn, executive assistant to Georgetown City Manager Paul Brandenburg, provided the square footage for the City Hall offices of the city manager and Mayor George Garver.

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Senate Payroll Records

Records supplied by the Secretary of the Texas Senate, in response to a request under the Texas Public Informaton Act, indicate that Georgetown City Council Member Pat Berryman was a state employee, as district representative Steve Ogden, during the entire period for which she was reimbursed for expenses by the City of Georgetown

 

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Section 2.24.170 Georgetown Code of Ordinances

Section 2.24.170 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Georgetown provides that a council member whose own official conduct is involved shall abstain from voting and shall not enter into the discussion or debate on the matter.

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Ross Hunter's Request for an Investigation

This is Ross Hunter's e-mail of July 21, 2010, to the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney's Office. The e-mail requests an investigation of Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley, Georgetown City Council Member Pat Berryman, and Georgetown City Attorney Mark Sokolow.

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Request for District Attorney and County Attorney to Investigate

On September 16, 2010, six weeks after the Texas Attorney General ruled that records of Council Member Pat Berryman's expenses are public information and must be released, and not having received those records, The Austin Bulldog filed this complaint with the Wililamson County District Attorney John Bradley and County Attorney Jana Duty to request an investigation of whether the City of Georgetown and Council Member Berryman have violated Section 552.353 of the Government Code: Failure or Refusal of Officer for Public Information to Provide Access to or Copying of Public Information.

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Request for Attorney General to Investigate

On September 16, 2010, six weeks after the Texas Attorney General ruled that records of Council Member Pat Berryman's expenses are public information and must be released, and not having received those records, The Austin Bulldog filed this complaint with the Attorney General to request an investigation of whether the City of Georgetown and Council Member Berryman have violated Section 552.353 of the Government Code: Failure or Refusal of Officer for Public Information to Provide Access to or Copying of Public Information.

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Open Records Request No. 13

On May 17, 2010, The Austin Bulldog e-mailed this request for Georgetown City Council Member Pat Berryman to produce records that would substantiate the expenses for which she claimed reimbursement in her e-mail of December 15, 2009, addressed to Georgetown City Attorney Mark Sokolow.

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May 11, 2010 Request D.A. Investigate Payment

On May 11, 2010, The Austin Bulldog faxed this letter to John Bradley, Williamson County District Attorney, to request that he investigate the payment of $13,600 to Georgetown City Council Member Pat Berryman, as possible criminal conduct for violation of the Texas Constitution, as interpreted by opinions issued by the Texas Attorney General.

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IRS Publication 587 Business Use of Your Home

IRS Publication 587 outlines the rules for figuring and claiming the deduction for business use of your home, for use in preparing tax returns for 2009.

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Georgetown Population by City Council District

On May 19, 2010, Georgetown City Manager Paul Brandenburg e-mailed a letter and map that provided the estimated population of each of the seven city council districts. The map shows that District 5, which is represented by City Council Member Pat Berryman, had an estimated population of 7,989 residents.

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Austin Investigative Reporting Project Documents

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IRS Form 1023

IRS Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

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IRS Form 990-N for 2016

IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard) filer information for 2016

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IRS Form 990-N for 2015

IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard) filer information for 2015

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IRS Form 990-N for 2014

IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard) filer information for 2014

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IRS Form 990-N for 2013

IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard) filer information for 2013

 

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IRS Form 990-N for 2012

IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard) filer information for 2012

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IRS Form 990-N for 2010

IRS Form 990-N e-Postcard for Calendar Year 2010

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IRS Form 990-N e-Postcard for Calendar Year 2009

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IRS Determination 501c3

IRS Determination Letter approving status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity

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Greenlights for Nonprofits Logo 2013

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Ethics Documents

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Council Members Ethics Overview 2008

2008 Ethics Overview for Austin City Council Members

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