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10:25 PM May 21, 2015 CDT

AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL ROUNDUP: May 21, 2015

Austin City Council considered an agenda of 53 items with 28 of those items on the consent agenda before any items were removed from the consent agenda either for speaker testimony or further discussion.


Private employers in Austin may not be able to ask for conviction history

District 4 Council Member Greg Casar speaks to his resolution regarding a fair chance hiring practice. He was joined by Mayor Steve Adler and District 1 Council Member Ora Houston.


Virginia College moves Austin campus into former Chaparral Ice Center

Virginia College offers several medical programs where students learn skills such as taking blood work.



Community social wellness report shows some progress, continued disparities

Mary Dodd, interim executive director of CAN, discusses the findings of the sixth annual CAN Dashboard report.


Austin City Council prepares for hefty May 21 agenda

Austin City Council members have their eyes focused on the future with various items discussed during the May 19 work session before this week's council meeting.


Conversation Corps asks for input on budget priorities

A group of Conversation Corps participants talk about city issues at Genuine Joe Coffeehouse.


APD gives update on crime and safety in Northwest Austin

Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Brian Manley talks about crime in Northwest Austin.



Lake Travis slow to rise despite recent rains

Lower Colorado River Authority's Hydromet website shows lake levels for Lake Travis and the rest of the Highland Lakes.


IMPACT ROUNDUP: Food truck court planned for North Austin

A new food truck court located at 1716 W. Howard Lane will include businesses such as Heavenly Sno Cones and The Rolling Rooster serving chicken and waffles.


Austin City Council members 'appalled' by controversial staff training

District 2 Councilwoman Delia Garza addresses a recent training session on how city staff can work with women.


New Austin Water mobile app tracks usage

Above is a sample email some Austin Water Utility customers will receive this week as part of a pilot program conducted by the city-owned water utility.



North Austin couple plans brewpub for 2016

Whitney Roberts and her husband, Chris Rauschuber, plan to open a brewpub in North Austin.


Multiple properties throughout Austin could be repurposed

Multiple proposed zoning changes will be considered by Austin City Council during its May 14 meeting that could repurpose uses on many existing sites.


CAMPO adopts 2040 long-range transportation plan

Courtesy CAMPO The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization adopted its 2040 long-range transportation plan containing $35.1 billion worth of projects in the six-county region.


New app incentivizes Austin drivers for using navigation technology

Metropia founder Yi-Chang Chiu spent four years working on the algorithm behind his mobile traffic navigation app. It launched May 6 in Austin.





Restaurant owner: Proposed barbecue resolution would cripple Austin's industry

Residents on Daniel Drive, behind Barton Springs Road, say smoke coming from Terry Black's Barbecue is affecting their health.


New Caritas North location to better serve Austin’s homeless veterans, families

Executive Director Jo Kathryn Quinn said she hopes the Caritas North location will become a part of the fabric of the North Austin community.



New Caritas North location to better serve Austin's homeless veterans, families

To reach more Austin veterans and families struggling with homelessness and poverty, Caritas of Austin opened its first neighborhood location in North Austin on April 30.


Coming Soon: Brad's Italian Deli

Co-owners Blake Webb, Ryan Peterson and Christian Porter will open Brad's Italian Deli by June. The fast-casual restaurant, located at 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 105, will offer menu items such as pizza, rotisserie chicken, risotto and specialty sandwiches. www.bradsitaliandeli.com


Coming Soon: P. Terry's Burger Stand

Owner Patrick Terry confirmed April 6 he signed a lease for a new location of P. Terry's Burger Stand at the Market at Lake Creek, 13776 N. US 183. The sit-down restaurant will also have a drive-thru. This will be the 14th location for the Austin burger chain, and Terry said it will open in 2016. www.pterrys.com


North Austin garden tour supports schools, artists

Photo Courtesy Mary Rudig The second North by North Austin Garden and Artisan Tour includes tours of several private, community and school gardens.