Following the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, several councilmembers are calling for a special session to try to pass the GRACE Act, which would decriminalize abortions in Austin.
The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order and a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the city from creating homeless housing at the hotel.
Austin City Councilmember Alison Alter is sponsoring a resolution asking City Manager Spencer Cronk to "explore every option" to prohibit or reduce the sale of semi-automatic weapons to those under 21.
Several employees testified during the June 16 council meeting arguing a higher wage is needed due to inflation and it would allow them to earn a livable wage in Austin.
A new system to deter Zebra Mussels from Austin's water treatment plants will be implemented by next year.
“If the South Terminal goes away, so does access to low fares. Competition in the Austin market will be impacted. That is something every visitor and resident should be concerned about,” said Jeff Pearse.
Austin City Council is set to vote on whether or not to begin the process of raising the age limit to 21 for buying AR-15’s and other semiautomatic weapons.
Peterson was delighted to hear that the City of Austin is now the first in Texas to pass the CROWN Act. CROWN stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair.”
The Austin City Council has approved implementing the Austin CROWN Act, which stands for "Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair”.
Council members got an earful Tuesday from the Living Wage Working Group, made up of unions and workers’ advocates, on why they say the living wage needs to be increased to $22 in the upcoming city budget. It’s been stuck at $15 since 2018.
The nonprofit HousingWorks said there isn't enough affordable housing in the city, specifically in high-cost areas like west of Mopac Expressway.
Austin City Councilmember Mackenzie Kelly is speaking out after Candlewood suites, a location planned for homeless housing, was broken into and vandalized.
In investigating what constitutes a “living wage” here in Austin, FOX 7 has learned a push is under way to raise the city’s official living wage from $15 to $22 an hour. That would have a huge impact on city workers.
The property is in the Williamson County part of Austin. Tuesday morning during the commissioners court meeting, County Judge Bill Gravell had stern words for Austin’s leaders.
Violence in the East Sixth historic district of Austin is causing concern, and the realty company that owns majority of the area wants to change that by implementing a new, mixed-use design.
Item 21 on the council agenda called for a pilot guaranteed income program. It passed unanimously on the dais with council members Pool and Kelly absent.
The property was originally zoned for light business. But residents never got to challenge the change in use because of a city ordinance called “affordability unlocked.”
Austin City Council was set to vote on the item Thursday, which if approved, would launch a pilot program giving 85 selected low-income families a $1,000 monthly payment for one year.
The Austin Humane Society and the Austin Animal Center are participating in a study to determine if coronaviruses are circulating or mutating among animals.
Officials are looking to make changes as new research reveals the majority of food deserts in Austin can be found in one part of town.