Grand Opening

The dedication ceremony for the new Austin City Hall will be held at 11am Saturday, Nov. 20, at the new digs at 301 W. Second. Following will be, of course, live music – including the Cornell Hurd Band, the Nash Hernandez Orchestra, W.C. Clark, and the Malford Milligan Band with Kelly Doze. That's all on the plaza side; on the Second Street side will be family fare, including storytellers from Austin Public Library, Joe McDermott, the Palm Elementary School Choir, and Ballet Folklorico from the Cantu/Pan Am Rec Center. Free parking in the City Hall underground garage and in the state garages nearby. More info at

December is moving month for city staff, as the construction crews finish up the sizable punch list. The first City Council meeting in the new chambers is scheduled for Jan. 13.

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