Abbott says in the statement that city leaders have allowed "lawlessness throughout the capital city" resulting in violence against Austin residents/.
The new resolution doesn't make marijuana legal in the city, it's still illegal in Texas.
A resolution has passed that will direct the City of Austin to take a closer look at what is causing the waterways to become polluted.
The resolution calls for the elimination of arrests and citations for small amounts of marijuana. It also stops the city from spending money on new testing methods to distinguish pot from the now legal hemp.
Councilmember Greg Casar is sponsoring a resolution that would call for the elimination of arrests and citations for small amounts of marijuana.
Council says arresting people is a waste of time, especially with no resources available to provide the proper testing to determine if a substance is hemp or marijuana after the state legalized hemp last summer.
Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar joins Marcel Clarke to discuss his proposal to end low-level marijuana arrests and fines throughout Austin.
Civil rights leaders urged Austin City Council to enact an anti-displacement program before moving forward.
One of the proposed projects includes a possible underground rail in the downtown area.
Matt Mollica, ECHO executive director, joins Marcel Clarke to discuss how everything is proceeding with and how surrounding neighborhoods have responded to the housing plans.
Attorney Doug Becker who is representing the property owners joins Mike Warren to discuss the lawsuit of 19 property owners regarding the proposed land development code overhaul.
The Austin City Council approved a resolution more than a year ago to change the street's name which said it was to correct a misspelling of the name of the man whom the street is named for, Jose Antonio Menchaca.
The Microtel acquisition would cost $7.8 million dollars and would house and take care of 71 people. The city has the money to buy it, but ECHO would have to raise money for the operational costs.
LifeWorks executive director Susan McDowell joins Marcel Clarke to discuss the group's fundraising goal and what makes their plan different than what other groups and cities have tried.
Highlights from the city staff's recommendations include more housing density, housing diversity, and affordable housing.
Since his death, Richard Overton’s East Austin home has been preserved, much like a time capsule with every pill, every post-it, remaining neatly in its place.
The anonymous complaint claims that seven to eight years ago, Assistant Chief Jennifer Stephenson, who at the time was a sergeant, told a Hispanic detective, "Maybe now more of your people (Hispanics) can get a job since college is no longer a requirement."
The most controversial part of the resolution could delay the start of APD's June 2020 cadet class.
Firefighters and members of the Dove Springs community showed up in droves to Thursday's City Council meeting to find out if certain items on the agenda would be passed.
Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison and her colleagues will be holding a press conference to discuss Item 66, a resolution that is calling for an investigation into APD.