Council member Jose Velasquez presented a Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation surrounded by other council members, and members of the Hispanic community.
Multifamily properties in Austin will be required to provide tenants and employees convenient access to commercial composting services starting next October.
Austin council members were briefed on how the city is addressing its ongoing homeless crisis.
Nearly a month after the eight-mile-long Capital Express Central project got federal approval, Austin City Council members were briefed on TxDOT’s $4.5 billion revamp of I-36 through Austin, as well as the city-funded plan to make the most of it.
Council woman Vanessa Fuentes spends most of her time at city hall working to enact lasting change and be a voice for her community. It is a job she says she takes seriously every day especially during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Amid growing concerns that Austin police are being overwhelmed due to ongoing staffing shortages, a new resolution from the Austin City Council hopes to make the department's statistics available to the public. Council member Chito Vela joins FOX 7's Mike Warren to discuss.
Austin City Council is expected to vote on a resolution regarding the expansion of police data. The resolution directs the city manager to come up with a plan for the APD Open Policing Data Release.
The City and Austin Pets Alive! have signed an agreement allowing APA! to rebuild on its current property and expand to other properties.
The City of Austin is responding to additional personnel changes this week after a homeless strategy officer, Dianna Gray, announced her resignation following two years in the position. District 6 Council member Mackenzie Kelly spoke on the resignation.
City Council member Alison Alter says it's a four-year contract that will give well deserved raises to medics.
It's been a busy week for the Austin City Council. From a big announcement on personnel changes at the Austin Police Department, to major steps to address fire danger.
The legendary music venue The Hole in the Wall has signed a 20-year lease with help from the City of Austin.
Council’s approval comes after several months of stakeholder engagement, including town halls, community budget input meetings, and a public survey.
According to the city budget staff, there are several applications in process to fix that staffing issue. The goal is to be fully staffed in 7–8 months.
After major backlash on the potential approval of the Zilker Park Vision Plan and the release of a 17-minute documentary against it called Zilker Inc., the mayor released a statement revealing the plan had been shelved.
Activists also say progress on permanent support housing isn't being prioritized. They say the budget adds $32 million to the police department, which they say isn't effective at addressing homeless and drug use.
In this week's FOX 7 Focus, we speak with Austin Board of Realtors president Ashley Jackson about the City Council's recent decision to recommend decreasing the minimum lot size for homes, and how that will affect the Austin housing market.
Austin City Council member Mackenzie Kelly joined FOX 7 Austin in studio to discuss the recent report that many Austin fire trucks lack air conditioning in extreme heat.
The Austin City Council recently heard from concerned citizens wanting the city budget to include funding for areas of need across the city. Mayor Pro Tem Paige Ellis joins FOX 7 Austin's Mike Warren to discuss.
Many public speakers at Wednesday's Council work session had issues with items in the proposed budget, including the funding set aside for the Austin Police Department.