Ryan Alter

City Council

City Council to Initiate Planning for Climate Change Bond Package: The bond would go before voters in 2025 or 2026 – News | #citycouncil

With increasingly hot summers and persistent drought, fires like this 2023 Cedar Park blaze are more likely (photo by Jana Birchum) City Council returns this week from their annual June meeting hiatus, and they’ve got a lot of work to get through. The agenda for their July 18 meeting currently sits at a whopping 184 […]

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City Council Prepares to Send Charter Amendments to Voters: Changes to petition elections coming to your ballot – News | #citycouncil

The City Charter is like the constitution of Austin (art by Zeke Barbaro / Getty Images) Austin voters can expect to encounter a lengthy ballot for the upcoming November election, the bottom of which will contain a number of important amendments to the City Charter that should not be overlooked. The most prominent amendments deal […]

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City Manager Threatened to Quit Rather Than Meet With Council Over Acevedo Hire: The planned closed-door meeting never happened – News | #citycouncil

Interim City Manager Jesús Garza during a City Council meeting at City Hall in October (photo by John Anderson) Tension between City Council members and interim City Manager Jesús Garza over his surprise hiring of a widely detested former police chief for a new executive position may be loosening up for now, but City Hall […]

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