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This Week at the ATX Council (August 22, 2019) Property Taxes, Janitors, and Security Guards

This Week at the ATX Council (August 22, 2019) Property Taxes, Janitors, and Security Guards

This Week at the Austin City Council #ATXAgendaAware By Michael Searle, Executive Director, Austin Civic Fund August 21, 2019 City Council Agenda for August 22, 2019   Property Taxes (Items 70, 86, 113) What do…
This Week at the ATX Council (August 8, 2019) Homelessness Continued, Climate Crisis, and Transit Bond

This Week at the ATX Council (August 8, 2019) Homelessness Continued, Climate Crisis, and Transit Bond

This Week at the Austin City Council #ATXAgendaAware August 7, 2019 By Michael Searle, Executive Director Notable Items on the Austin City Council Agenda for August 8, 2019 Items 15, 16, 17 – November 2019…
Homelessness in Austin: At an Ideological Crossroads

Homelessness in Austin: At an Ideological Crossroads

In June at Austin City Hall, a series of votes by the City Council regarding homelessness erupted into significant public outcry, from a mom with elementary school children to the Governor of Texas. The frustration…
Former Council Member Ora Houston weighs in on homelessness in Austin

Former Council Member Ora Houston weighs in on homelessness in Austin

I signed the petition because in my opinion the city should have had a plan in place before the ordinance was altered. Something as simple as partnering with the State of Texas to use vacant…
This Week at the ATX Council (June 20, 2019) Bonds, Homelessness continued, and Christmas in June

This Week at the ATX Council (June 20, 2019) Bonds, Homelessness continued, and Christmas in June

This Week at the Austin City Council #ATXAgendaAware By Michael Searle, Executive Director, Austin Civic Fund June 19, 2019 Almost every week the Austin City Council convenes, and collaborates on issues related to running the…