Austin City Council

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Austin City Council approved a new labor contract Thursday that determines pay, discipline and promotions for Austin firefighters.

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Austin City Council has voted to sue the state of Texas over a law that blocks the city from enforcing an anti-discrimination housing ordinance.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Expand the Austin Convention Center, a city task force recommended to City Council on Tuesday.  

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Austin homeowners could see higher property tax bills next year. 

Under the city's proposed $3.9 billion budget, most residents with a median-value home ($305,510) would pay an additional $118 in property taxes compared to last year. Utility fees would rise, too – with median-value homeowners seeing an additional $60 annually in fees.

The proposed budget also aims to increase the city’s permitting capacity, while maintaining current service levels across the board.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

Austin City Council is set to take up a measure Thursday to encourage affordable housing to be more evenly dispersed throughout the city.

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