Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted to Mayor Steve Adler saying "Give me one day to cut the outrageous spending of taxpayer money and devote it to homeless issues."
A proposal by California Gov. Gavin Newsom that the state spend more than a billion to tackle the homeless crisis has Austin Mayor Steve Adler calling on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to do the same.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler joins Marcel Clarke to discuss the plans to expand the Austin Convention Center and the current offer on the table from the county.
The City says buying hotels is the new direction for providing support services, job training, substance abuse assistance and more.
Mayor Steve Adler claims the majority of homeless people in Austin became homeless while living here, but members of the homeless community say otherwise.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler joins Rebecca Thomas and Mike Warren to discuss Project Connect, a long-term vision for transportation in Austin
New rules clarifying the homeless camping restrictions went into effect Monday.
The City of Austin will begin enforcing its camping ban today after it was reinsttated following a record number of resident complaints.
In the video, a man throws signs at cars in Downtown Austin. The video got a lot of attention given the exposure to Austin’s homeless crisis and recent changes to the city’s ordinances impacting the homeless.
The most notable change: no camping on any sidewalk anywhere in the City of Austin.
The city's Homeless Strategy Officer is transitioning to a consultant role due to "family obligations."
In the letter, Governor Abbott states that the homeless crisis poses "substantial public health and safety problems that must be addressed by the City Council."
Austin Mayor Steve Adler spoke a little differently Saturday about the letter Governor Greg Abbott sent him earlier this week calling on the city to end its homeless crisis.
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.
Mayor Alder doesn’t see a letter from Governor Greg Abbot's office as a threat but instead welcomes the state assistance.
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.'
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.
Talking for years is now in plain text until a special public meeting September 18th. This week, the Austin City Council released two documents relating to camping in public areas.