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Consolidate the Prosecutors
District attorney, county attorney propose path for prosecutorial revamp
"...The two believe a consolidation could improve the "efficiency, economics, and equity" of Travis County's justice system, cutting..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Election Ticker: Endorse-a-Rama
You gotta support somebody
"...a referendum for comprehensive land-use-code revision) and K (independent efficiency audit). Travis County Democratic Party Chair Dyana Limon-Mercado says..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

An Interview With HausBar Farm's Resident Goose
Gustavo the Goose talks to us about his crowdfunded children's book
"...become Gustavo’s farm, cleaning up garden scraps with great efficiency, guarding the henhouse, and even raising a brood of..."

Sept. 26, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Point Austin: Dark Money, Sunlight, and Political Soccer Games
Shadowy funding works its way into Austin campaigns
"...if passed, would require the city to hire outside "efficiency" experts to conduct an independent audit of all city..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Column by Michael King

"...have a budget. Setting its own new rec­ord for efficiency, City Council used only the first (Tuesday) of three..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature

Point Austin: Breaking Down the Bonds
Affordable housing headlines, but there's plenty in the package
"...propositions (J and K, respectively land use code and "efficiency audit") and the failed Supreme Court challenges that followed,..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Election TIcker: 60 Days and Counting
Labor Day is over
"...TPPF's James Quintero's declaration that state governments "should MANDATE efficiency audits for all" municipalities, Levinski asked, "Are you saying..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Longhorns Football Preview
Will talent beget success?
"...12, and fifth in the nation in terms of efficiency. With an uncertain front seven, however, it will be..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Features Feature by Jeremy Steinberger

"...would have required Council to rewrite propositions concerning an efficiency audit and land use code rewrites. Meet them again..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Feature

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits
Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language
" rewrite ballot language for one proposition directing an “efficiency audit” and another requiring a referendum for any comprehensive..."

Aug. 28, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court
Ellen Troxclair, Texas Public Policy Foundation file briefs supporting audit and CodeNEXT petitioners
"...ballot proposition language drafted by City Council concerning the "efficiency audit" and the comprehensive land-use code revision (e.g., CodeNEXT),..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

A Different Kind of Taco
Baja-style tacos are Rosarito’s specialty, and Austin’s obsession
"...says catering weddings has taught him a lot about efficiency. "You learn a lot from serving 200-plus guests at..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Food Feature by Aaron Teel

Austin Scottish Rite Theater's Wit
In this production, people are there for one another and no one has to face the end alone
"...Delante Keys delivers an ode to the disease's machinelike efficiency, his awestruck gaze suggests Jason has glimpsed eternity in..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

"...City Council to revise ballot language adopted for the "efficiency audit" and land use code revision (e.g., CodeNEXT) propositions..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature

Two Ballot Lawsuits Before State Supremes
Petitioners sue over Audit and CodeNEXT language
"...over the language drafted by City Council on the “efficiency audit” and the “waiting period” and public vote for..."

Aug. 20, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Laura Morrison Files for Mayor
November campaign officially begins: “We’re ready to win”
"...the current controversies – CodeNEXT, the petition for an “efficiency audit,” and the proposal just approved for Major League..."

Aug. 16, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: What You Say, and How You Say It
Ballot language argument is a snapshot of polarized Austin politics
"...ballot language, specifically of the proposed language for an "efficiency audit" of all city operations, directed to the ballot..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Central Health Lays Out Its FY 2019 Budget
For your health
"...which manages the money, contracts with providers, and pursues efficiency, best practices, better patient outcomes, and so forth. The..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Election Notes: Down to Deadline
Filing time is upon us now
"...Proposition K, the November ballot item calling for an "efficiency audit" of the city, calling it "nothing more than..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Captain
A bleak warning from Nazi Germany carries modern resonance
"...and he begins to play the role with dark efficiency. After all, better everyone else than him, he concludes,..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics
"Efficiency audit" petition campaign could use an independent audit
"...Citizens for an Accountable Austin PAC, endorsing an "independent efficiency audit" for the city, and a proposition approving such..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Public Notice: ZAP!
The commission was right. CodeNEXT must die. But then what?
"...the LDC, to address issues of affordability and code efficiency. They were largely ridiculed and dismissed at the time,..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Council: Almost Time Again
A busy return from summer break
"...signing her name to the petition to run an efficiency audit on the city. Houston, on the other hand,..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Solar Solution for AISD
"...In 2013, Austin voters approved $20 million for energy efficiency as part of Proposition 1. Half of this money..."

July 26, 2018 Postmarks

Beside the Point: Referendum, Texas
Let's vote on ... something, anything, and all of the time
"...the city clerk to put the prospect of an efficiency audit up for a vote in November ("How Efficient..."

July 20, 2018 News Column by Chase Hoffberger

How Efficient Is Your City?
Austin may be about to find out
"...Thursday to submit a petition to put a city efficiency audit on the November ballot – “to help Austin..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

AISD Task Force: On the Money
New body charged with fixing school district's financial woes
" owned by the district, improving the "effectiveness and efficiency" of district programs, and partnering with local service providers..."

June 29, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Piss or Spit
Drug testing at ATCEMS
" testing.) But medics have also advocated for the efficiency: Swabs can be administered on-site rather than at a..."

June 29, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Beer for the World Cup
Let your favorite local brew determine who you’ll bet on to win
"...ABGB – Industry Pils | Germany: You appreciate machine-like efficiency, consistency, and execution in your lagers. Why shouldn’t you..."

June 13, 2018 Food Post by Eric Puga

Roaming the Corridors
"...and intermittent median islands to "improve vehicular and transit efficiency, and safety for everyone," says the city's Transportation Depart­ment...."

June 8, 2018 News Feature

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