City Council said there is no data that shows violent crime increased following ordinance changes made in June, but the victims of a violent attack on the Congress Avenue bridge think otherwise.
Fox 7 Austin's Casey Claiborne joins Marcel Clarke to discuss the city council's work session and what could happen during Thursday's meeting.
The first thing Austin City Council did is hear a report from city staff about addressing Austin's homeless situation.
The Austin City Council is holding a work session to discuss the homelessness issues facing the city.
The Land Development Code determines how land can be used throughout the city, including what can be built, where it can be built, and how much can (or cannot) be built.
This Thursday, Council Members Ann Kitchen, Kathie Tovo, Alison Alter and Leslie Pool are proposing some ordinance clarifications.
Sheriff Chody is alleging that the homeless ordinances in Austin are starting to affect the surrounding areas.
Council Member Casar, who spearheaded legalizing camping, sitting and lying, says it would be great to have the state's help.
This week, Governor Greg Abbott delivered an ultimatum and a deadline for Austin Mayor Steve Adler to 'fix' the city's homeless crisis.
The governor is demanding the council address the growing homelessness crisis by November 1, 2019.
In the open letter to the mayor, Congressman Roy states that he believed the new ordinance 'undermines security, harms private property of our citizens, hurts commerce, and endangers those it purports to help - the homeless.'
Harper, who said she's been homeless for seven years, reached out to FOX 7 because she wanted to tell her story.
Austin City Council was attempting to clarify changes they made to ordinances back in June that legalized camping, sitting and lying. As the morning rolled on, the whole conversation started to crumble.
The Austin City Council has voted to postpone action on clarifying homeless camping rules at a special meeting.
During the Austin Fire Department's press briefing, Division Chief Thayer Smith was asked about the cause. But Michaelree, who was there at the press conference, shouted "homeless people!"
Criminal justice reform advocate Chris Harris and Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak join Marcel Clarke to discuss the Austin City Council's new proposal for the camping ordinances.
It was a standing-room only turnout for the Austin City Council’s special-called meeting on clarifying Austin’s homeless ordinance changes.
Travis County GOP executive director Brian Ruddle and Glenn Smith from Progress Texas join Mike Warren to discuss the controversial changes the Austin city council made to homeless camping ordinances in June.
After a controversial decision by the Austin City Council last month, camping, sitting and lying down is now only a violation if someone is blocking a pathway or putting themselves or others in some sort of danger.
Austin City Council is planning on reviewing different proposals relating to the city's homeless ordinances on Thursday, September 19.