District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman was roundly booed at last night's City Council meeting after he told a group of young student witnesses that they should "do something useful" and not "live off others" when they grow up. D2 CM Delia Garza responded for the council, "We do not condone what he said."
A 17-year veteran Austin Police Department detective and Austin Police Association board member received a three-day suspension on Thursday morning because of comments he made online about David Joseph, the 17-year-old boy shot by an APD officer in February.
At 94 items, Thursday’s City Council meeting agenda is about as lengthy as they come. It’s your chance to weigh in on the budget planning – public hearings begin in the early evening – along the way, the Mobility Bond is up for final approval, and plenty more on the to-do list.
Last Thursday’s City Council meeting featured the usual brace of postponements, but moved forward on a couple of Big Ideas: Mayor Steve Adler’s “Go Big” Mobility Bond and an attempt to lessen the burden on a beleaguered group: poor folks caught in the grim cycle of the Austin Municipal Court.
During a hearing earlier this month that weighed the state health department’s proposed rule to bury or cremate fetal tissue (also known as: conservative politicians’ latest attack on abortion access), Carol Everett worried aloud of the threat of contracting STDs and HIV from an infected woman’s fetal remains through the sewer system.
Travis County Sheriff’s Sergeant Craig Hutchinson died July 25 of a self-inflicted gunshot, officials have determined. Williamson County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell confirmed Friday the manner of death to be a suicide.