Austin City Council

December 27, 2018 - 10:28 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The City of Austin will host a public memorial service to honor former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia on January 5. Garcia, who died earlier this month at the age of 84, spent 40 years serving the Austin community in one capacity or another - from an Austin ISD school board trustee in the...
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December 19, 2018 - 10:53 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin's long-awaited Major League Soccer stadium is a done deal - at least on paper. City Manager Spencer Cronk signed the lease and development agreement with Precourt Sports Ventures , calling for a $200 million, 20,000-seat stadium to be built on city-owned land at McKalla...
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November 16, 2018 - 10:59 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin's yet-to-go-into-effect paid sick leave ordinance violates the Texas Constitution, an appeals court ruled Friday. The 3rd Court of Appeals on Friday tossed out the ordinance, saying it is pre-empted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act. Approved by City Council in February, and...
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November 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Police have a new contract, after serving for nearly a year without one. Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to accept the $44.6 million contract. The Austin Police Association voted to approve the contract earlier Thursday morning. The contract calls...
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November 15, 2018 - 8:54 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Police are one step closer to having a new employment contract. The Austin Police Association voted Thursday morning to approve a new contract reached last week. It will go before City Council for a vote later Thursday. Austin Police have been operating without a contract...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:24 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin voters have approved $925 million in bond projects on Tuesday's ballot. With nearly all of the votes counted, all of the bond propositions had passed with 70 percent or higher of the vote. Proposition A: $250 million for affordable housing The money is set to go towards...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:13 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Mayor Steve Adler will serve a second term, handily winning re-election Tuesday night, while three City Council seats appear headed to runoffs. Adler led early voting with more than 61% of the votes cast, besting the field of seven challengers. Former City Council member...
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October 05, 2018 - 7:48 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin City Council voted Thursday to change the name of Manchaca Road to Menchaca. The one-letter change will take effect November 15. Supporters of the change say Jose Antonio Menchaca's name has been misspelled throughout Texas history, as one of the men who fought for Texas at...
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September 18, 2018 - 8:50 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- One little letter, one big difference. Austin's City Council is tentatively set to hold a public hearing on October 4, continuing the process of considering an application to change the name of Manchaca Road in South Austin and renaming it Menchaca Road. José Antonio Menchaca...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:50 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin City Council members approved a $4.1 billion budget Tuesday for the new fiscal year beginning October 1. The budget represents a 4% increase in spending from the prior year, city officials say. Council voted 10-1, with Ellen Troxclair opposing. The property tax rate was set...
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