KUT Morning Newspod May 13, 2011
Election Day is Saturday
Saturday is Election Day for some Central Texas cities and school districts. Austinites will be voting on three city council seats. The Del Valle, Eanes, Round Rock, Leander and Manor Independent School Districts are holding board elections. Find more Travis County voting information here.
Groups Seek Clarity on City Lobbying Rules
The Austin City Council will vote later this month on funding for non-profits that provide social services in the community. That includes everything from mental health services to feeding the homeless. The process for awarding those contracts has drawn fire.
Some long-time recipients of city money have found themselves not recommended for continued funding. Questions have also been raised about who is allowed to say what to whom. KUT’s Matt Largey has details on the city’s anti-lobbying ordinance on today’s podcast.
Austin Energy Finishes Restoring Power Following Storms
Austin Energy said it finished restoring power overnight to people affected by Thursday’s storms. The last repair was finished at about 3:00 a.m. Austin Energy says tree limbs on power lines and lightning strikes caused the majority of outages. Repairs had to be made at more than 260 locations across town.