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District 5 Candidates Tout Public Safety Chops at AFA Forum
D5 candidates oppose DOJ consent decree
"...running for City Council District 5 propped up their public safety bona fides during a forum hosted by the..."

Aug. 24, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Parsing Buehler for Public Safety
Police accountability activist's commission nomination makes waves
"...nominate controversial cop-watching activist Antonio Buehler to the city’s Public Safety Commission doesn’t mean yet that Buehler’s actually on..."

May 3, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

As Transit Cops Near, Cap Metro’s Other Public Safety Personnel Thrive
Safe on the bus
"...scenario that Cap Metro envisioned when it launched the public safety ambassador program in October 2021. A nearby ambassador..."

Feb. 23, 2024 News Feature by Benton Graham

The Opportunity to Reimagine Public Safety Is Here Right Now. Will Austin Take It?
“We want everything that can be done outside of the police, to be done outside of the police.”
"...certainly sounded thankful for the recommendations the City-Community Reimagining Public Safety Task Force had just laid at their feet...."

April 30, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

TNCs for Public Safety
"...the risk of DUIs are greatest [“A Recommendation for Public Safety,” News, Jan. 1]. It's unconscionable for RECA to..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Postmarks

Council Recap: A Quick Start, But No Victory Lap, on Reworking Public Safety
Council unites behind prompt reforms, big APD budget cuts
"...of Austinites who’ve demanded real transformation of the city’s public safety apparatus. But members agreed that this was only..."

June 12, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Public Safety Likely to Avoid Big Budget Cuts
Local public-safety agencies will be asked to trim, rather than hack, their respective budgets
"...Assistant City Manager Mike McDonald told members of Austin's Public Safety Task Force – and members of the city's..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Public Safety Task Force Starts Today
Mike Martinez dusts off the PSTF.
"...Mike Martinez would like to remind everyone that the Public Safety Task Force is meeting at City Hall today,..."

April 2, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Council Forum Covers “R.E.A.L. Solutions” to Gentrification and Displacement, Affordable Housing, and Public Safety
Candidates commit to addressing racial justice and equity
"...racism to discuss gentrification and displacement, affordable housing, and public safety. Organized by Grassroots Leadership, Commun­ities of Color United,..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by Lilli Hime

Funding Public Safety?
The never-ending question
"...As usual, the city's three public safety entities make up the bulk of the General..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Top 10 Public-Safety Stories
"...was a bad year for the Texas Department of Public Safety. On June 8, the night the Governor's Mansion..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Please Don't Cut Public-Safety Budget
"...the more reason to not make cuts in the public-safety budget. Hard times lead to hard crimes, and with..."

Dec. 23, 2008 Postmarks

Public Safety Unions to Issue Council Endorsements
Coming down today – little early, eh?

Jan. 22, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Opinion: Investing in Working-Class Communities Is Central to Our Public Safety
Travis County D.A. Jose Garza argues we must invest time and resources the root cause of crime – instability
"...not only to growing our economy but to our public safety...."

Sept. 10, 2021 Column by José Garza

Public Safety Musical Chairs
Rebecca Bernhardt joins PSC
"...On Monday, Public Safety Commission Chair Rebecca Webber introduced Rebecca Bernhardt as..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Top 10 Law Enforcement/Public Safety Stories
Year in review for cops and firefighters
"...the city. The new negotiating scheme – which offers public access to the process – will be used in..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

Council: Public Safety & Their People
Fire stations, police officers, and the money assigned to both
"...relief to residents in those under-covered areas who incur public safety risks and escalating insurance premiums because response times..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

SB 4 Ruling Means Cities Can Prioritize Public Safety
Full hearing to permanently block law awaits in coming months
"...Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Greg Casar and others publicly chided SB 4 as unconstitutional, state Attorney General Ken..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Cars Much More Dangerous to Public Safety
"...and entitled auto drivers are just as much a public threat as cyclists who run stop signs, stealthily sidle..."

Nov. 11, 2012 Postmarks

The City's (Interim) Plan for the Public Safety Chiefs
Police, Fire, and Police Monitor all addressed
"...The Public Safety Commission heard an update on Monday from Assistant..."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

A Recommendation for Public Safety
" midnight on New Year's. Then we'll learn about public safety."..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Public Safety: A Growth Industry
As the city grows, so does the public safety budget

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Smoking Ban Protects Public Safety
"...if I have a right to smoke in a public place, I should also have the right to drive..."

May 10, 2005 Postmarks

SB 4 Ruling Means Cities Can Prioritize Public Safety
Full hearing to permanently block law awaits in coming months

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Trio of Public Safety Rallies Saturday
Pro-police rally amid anti-police-brutality rallies makes confrontation a possibility

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Public Notice: Trying to Get Swimmers’ Ears
Plus parks, public safety, naked gardening, and more...
" scheduling. So the upshot is that while the public may be ready to take to the pools again..."

April 30, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Abbott Issues “Safety Action Report” on Gun Violence
Recommendations long on surveillance, short on gun restrictions
"...On Thursday, Sept. 12, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a “Safety Action Report” in response to recent Texas mass shootings..."

Sept. 16, 2019 News Post by Michael King

City of Austin Scales Back on Some Public Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
Essential services including public safety, utilities continue
"...of Austin officials announced Sunday, March 15, that all public library branches, golf courses, athletic programs, recreation and cultural..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Travis County Revisits Creating Public Defenders’ Office
Legal panel ponders questions pondered many times before
"...“conversation” about the possibility of creating a Travis County Public Defenders’ Office, the myriad stakeholders still want to make..."

April 16, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Public
There are a few exceptions to the rule
"...executive order mandating the wearing of face coverings in public places...."

July 2, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

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