EMMA FREER Published November 1, 2022 AUSTIN (Austin Monitor) – With the city of Austin eager to reach an expedited agreement for a new police labor contract that expands civilian oversight, the police union is demanding higher wages for officers – or no deal. Lowell Denton, an outside attorney and labor negotiator for the city,… Read more »
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Travis County voters: Some things to know before early voting
TAYLOR GIRTMAN Published October 26, 2022 TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Early voting is underway in Texas. Early voting started Monday, Oct. 24 and will end Friday, Nov. 4. Some voting information, like polling sites and ballot items, varies by county. Here’s a guide to early voting in Travis County. What’s on Travis County ballots? All Texas… Read more »
With Austin’s 911 call center in ‘crisis,’ city and police leaders seek to boost staffing
BEN THOMPSON Published October 25, 2022 Community Impact – Austin residents can expect to wait an average of 2 and a half minutes for their 911 calls to be answered with the city’s 911 call center currently short around 70 staffers—a “crisis” situation that city and police leaders are hoping to address with an ongoing… Read more »