Austin City Council Moves To Cut Police Budget By 1/3, Directs Money To Social ServicesIn a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved to cut the police department's $434 million budget by about one-third next year and move the money to social services.
Austin Bans Chokehold Use, Reallocates Some Funds For Public Health And Safety InitiativesAfter weeks of protests against police brutality and racial injustice, the Austin City Council and Mayor Steve Adler unanimously approved five items to reform the city's police department.
Austin City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Making Low-Level Marijuana Busts Less Of A Police PriorityThe move only requires officers to pursue felony marijuana cases, where there is an intent to sell. Misdemeanor cases would be dismissed.
Austin Leaders Make Move For Stadium To Land MLS TeamCrew owner Anthony Precourt got a boost to his effort to move the MLS club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new stadium.
Austin City Council To Try Again For MLS Stadium VoteThe Austin City Council is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to move ahead with a stadium plan that could prompt the Columbus Crew to leave its home city after 22 years.
Austin City Council Delays Vote On Proposed MLS StadiumThe Austin City Council put off a vote on a stadium proposal that could trigger MLS team the Columbus Crew to move to Texas as early as the 2019 season.
Austin Stadium Vote Could Trigger Crew's Move To TexasAnthony Precourt, owner of the Columbus Crew, has been pushing for months to move his team to Austin, the largest city in the country without a major professional sports franchise.
Austin Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples DayAustin officials have voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
Austin City Council To Vote On $1.6 million Rape Kit ContractThe Austin City Council will vote on a $1.6 million contract with the county for rape kit testing.