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City Hall Hustle: Milk Cows and Cash Cows
AE's uncertain future means wobbly program budgets
"...proposed budget, AE has allocated $9.9 million to fund EGRSO, but in light of the utility's changing business model..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 9/14/10
Council makes amends, amendments
"...Services Office. While really tinkering around the edges of EGRSO's $10 million in AE funding, it's a start: Amend..."

Sept. 14, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 9/13/10
Live-blogging the budget business
"...more lively than any comment from the citizens. The EGRSO funding changes were relatively minimal, and while Laura Morrison..."

Sept. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Office. In an approach that's novel for Austin, new EGRSO Director Kevin Johns has invited two partners – the..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature

Point Austin: Instrumental Incentives
The National Instruments deal provides a model for economic development
"...in the course of negotiating these transactions. Should the EGRSO staff come up with a way to make finer..."

March 8, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Austin Considers Film Incentives
Localized subsidies proposed to fight off in-state competition
"...a level playing field would inevitably lean towards Austin, EGRSO Global Business Recruitment and Expansion Coordinator Natalie Betts said..."

April 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wild Card: Austin Energy and the PUC
Shadow of PUC hovers over Austin Energy and city budget
"...Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, on the logic that EGRSO is closely intertwined with AE's mission of selling electricity...."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Visa Council Debate Begins
City Council sets public hearing for incentives package
"...job, 794 jobs with an average salary of $113,000. EGRSO calculates direct costs to the city (including the grant)..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Everybody Makes Do With Less ... Except APD
Council tweaks the minor numbers on the FY 2011 budget
"...Services Office's dependency on Austin Energy, kept $333,000 of EGRSO-earmarked money in the General Fund. In the next amendment,..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Samsung Invests $3.6 Billion
Austin gets biggest foreign investment in the U.S.
"...involving emerging markets, technology and cultural arts. Ott credited EGRSO for “creating a receptive environment for these types of..."

June 9, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

City Arts Funding
A new clash over what arts groups are legally entitled to bed tax funds
"...the program, complied. In a March 26 letter, new EGRSO Director Kevin Johns – just two months on the..."

April 9, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Developing Stories: East Riverside: The Road Ahead
Let's capture the value – and federal funds
"...Palm Beach County, Fla., became the new director of EGRSO on Jan. 11. A planner by training, he brings..."

March 5, 2010 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Crash-Scene Budget
The budget balances, and stitching is transparent
"...Solid Waste Services, Watershed Protection, Public Works, Transportation Department, EGRSO, Aviation, Convention Center)...."

July 31, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Off the Record
Mayoral candidates sound off on the future of Austin music, Scott H. Biram gets back on his feet, and unveiling the lineups for the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Pachanga Latino Music Festival
"...and from the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office (EGRSO) budget. Licensed to Ill..."

May 1, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Power to Change
A quick sound check with the Austin mayoral candidates
"...and from the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office (EGRSO) budget. Music, film and digital media are creative arts,..."

April 30, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

CreateAustin: The future is now
The cultural planning process has produced a draft with visionary recommendations and now needs public input
"...or snail mail (to Janet Seibert, City of Austin EGRSO, PO Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767). What in the..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Feedback of a Different Kind
At last week's arts funding forum, artists gave city officials an earful – but not what they expected
"...the program out of Parks & Rec and into EGRSO, hiring Kitch, and getting loads of input from the..."

March 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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