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Garza Cleared for Minority Business
City rejects complaint filed by black contractors
"...by the Austin Black Con­tract­ors Association allows former ACM Rudy Garza to keep his certified status as a minority..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Your City Manager Semifinalists (Updated)
"...candidates are no surprise: Austin Energy General Manager Juan Garza and assistant city managers Rudy Garza and Laura Huffman...."

Jan. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

WTP4 Stoppage Estimate Postponed
Asst. City Manager promises numbers by next week
"...waiting, according to an e-mail from Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza...."

Aug. 18, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Power Playbill
Imagining what the city manager search is looking like?
"...issue of Details? Who are we hiring? Dunkerley: Well, Rudy Garza is too young, and Juan Garza is too..."

Nov. 22, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Insiders
Meet City Hall's local candidates for city manager
"...City Manager Laura Huffman, Aus­tin Energy General Manager Juan Garza, and Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza – are ready..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

PSEM: City Coy About Coy report
In wake of public release of assessment report of city's Public Safety and Emergency Management forces, officials announce Park Police Chief Darryl Lewis will step down to division manager, but dance around saying much else
"...though it doesn't provide any details. Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza said, "I'm not going to tell you it..."

July 7, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

White Lodging: Wage Dispute Prevails ... 'Til August
Absent Bill Spelman, Council punts the issue
"...never part of the agreement. Former Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza further complicated matters when – unilaterally it appears..."

July 5, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

City Budget: Same Song, Second Verse
Just like last year, City Hall is grappling with a $70-million-plus projected budget gap.
"...for several years -- beginning under her predecessor Jesus Garza -- and Austin actually ended fiscal 2002 in September..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: As the Door Revolves ...
Contractors cry foul when ex-city official returns – wearing new hat
"...challenging the process by which former Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza was granted special status as a certified minority..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Beside the Point
The process that netted us Police Chief Art Acevedo – held up as exemplary for all future "critical hires" for the city – is starting to look like a happy accident
"...together nowadays – a couple of coffee carts and Rudy Garza? Point is, the process that netted us Acevedo..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Lewis File
Park Police personnel record casts a harsh light on small law enforcement agencies
"...position as chief of Park Police. Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza says that, while the publication of the report..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

City Tells Firefighters Volunteering Not Allowed
Union chief sees double standard on charity projects
"...continue. The problem is twofold, said Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza. First, there's the "liability" issue that could arise..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Beside the Point
Just like your college-ball hopefuls, several city manager picks won't go the distance
"...manager position: the three expected internal candidates (Laura Huffman, Rudy Garza, and a now-withdrawn Juan Garza) and five others..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Psst! Wanna buy some (slightly ruined) eight-liners?
With stacks of ruined gambling evidence, the city, the county, and the APD are eagerly pointing fingers
"...answer depends on whom you ask. Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza says he was told that Escamilla's office had..."

July 28, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Unconventional
Is the Hodge Affair the end of an era or the beginning?
"...beginning of a much larger problem, Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza told me Tuesday that the city will "wait..."

April 13, 2007 News Column by Michael King

EMS: Let 'em rest
In an effort to reduce fatigue, Austin-Travis Co. EMS begins a new, more flexible work schedule.
"...not lost on city management, says Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza, and City Manager Toby Futrell's draft budget to..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Gun It, Chief!
"...for repairs late last year, says Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza. Ellison reportedly dropped off her city-owned Ford Taurus..."

July 14, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

APD's Stan Knee Goes East – Way East
After nine years, APD Chief Stan Knee steps down and moves – to Afghanistan
"...Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza said Knee has served the city well. "He's..."

May 26, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Beside the Point
Austin Energy – at least they're not FEMA; and, coming up this week: more bond slicing and dicing
"...– but it was up to Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza to lead council through a rough 24. Actually,..."

May 26, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Passing the Baton
City looks to future in wake of Texas Relays Controversy
"...and the city does, too," said Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza, "and I think [the city] can help."..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Change Constant at City Hall
A new round of staffing changes, just in time for budget season
"...among Futrell’s management team. Most notably, city Budget Officer Rudy Garza has been tapped to become the acting assistant..."

June 11, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Then There's This: Hotel Hypocrite
Developer wants to cancel wage agreement but keep incentives
"...it was erroneously interpreted by former Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza, who gave the okay to pay wages below..."

March 8, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: All EARRS
Stage Two of the Hodge Affair may be less than meets the eye
"...I asked Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza if, based on his initial review, he had..."

April 27, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Flying Air Kim
The council member, the memos, and the disappearing aide
"...level," when an aide mistakenly told Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza that Kim wanted to "bypass security," and that..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Blue Spectre
The 'Statesman' discovers a sinister plot to take control of city government. The culprits? Those union goons, of course
"...smaller police forces – commissioned by Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza last fall and submitted in late March by..."

June 30, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes
Wave a white sheet at City Hall, and the Keystone Kops kome running
"...itself has admitted it. Last week, Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza told Jo Clifton of In Fact Daily, "We..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Tasers Helped Reduce Use of Force, APD Report Says
But critics still worry about physical effects
"...31%, and blacks just under 10%. Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza said that comparing force rates to arrest rates..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

'Balancing' the Homeless
Proposed laws would recriminalize the usual suspects
"...were presented to the council by Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza as a "briefing" only, and Troxell was irked..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Fire Contract Talks in Limbo
Despite voter approval in May, still no collective bargaining
"...Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza says the city is not attempting to thwart..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Futrell to Council: Deficit Shrinks ... a Bit
The city budget report looks a wee bit rosier, but with plenty of thorns
"...originally forecast, City Manager Toby Futrell and budget officer Rudy Garza told the council. The projected $29 million budget..."

April 23, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

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