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Chronicle Endorsements: City Council
Who should sit on the next dais
"...with his colleagues on programs for affordability, equity, and social justice. He has also been a forthright and effective..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Somos Semillas Presents RAICES With $6,000 To Reunite Families
The fundraiser strengthened community bonds and inspired attendees
"...Turns out, small donations really can make a difference...."

July 17, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

City Council: The Race Is On
Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9
"...efficiently. When it comes to the budget, Levinski prioritizes social services and basic needs. He's already won the endorsement..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Budget, Contracts, and APD
Activists press City Council on police accountability
"...the permits, fees, and licenses normally associated with food services. The largely symbolic and celebratory proposal provoked a Randian..."

April 24, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Welcome to the Working Week-and-a-Half
A new federal provision mandating overtime pay for a new pool of salaried employees goes into effect in December. What does it mean, and how long will it last?
" the nonprofit does makes hours unpredictable. "Especially in social services, sometimes you just can't predict when a client's..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Jack Craver

Chronicle Endorsements: Austin City Council
Five districts up for grabs
"...thoughtful, considerate, and professional, with a natural eye toward social justice and welfare issues that's made her one of..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money
Budget, bond drama overshadows all else
"...light rail starter line included on the bond ballot; social services advocates are pushing for a bigger share of..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Health Department Adds More Faulty Science to Pre-Abortion Booklet
Public comment period on revisions ends July 29
"...flawed literature. (Need we remind you of the state’s social studies textbooks?)..."

July 19, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

10-1, Take Two
Five City Council incumbents up for re-election this November
"...wages for city employees, and the city's investment in social services and nonprofit health care programs. She also backed..."

May 20, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

More to the Story
Advocates work to change the conversation around human trafficking
"...cases, and to also have a whole set of social services available for those spouses who had been beaten,"..."

April 22, 2016 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

Council Recap: Water and Housing
Council takes on excessive water bills, "missing middle" in housing
"...• Authorized a $160,000 social services agreement with the Salvation Army for childcare and..."

April 8, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

"...Council meets today, March 31, to consider investing in social services, changing up their campaign finance reports, and City..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature

Fixing the Gap
Mayors tackle school finance at SXSWedu
"...check, but there are wraparound programs such as health services, social services, and homelessness prevention that can be administered..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Linder vs. Davis: The Past and Future of Pct. 1
Austin NAACP head Nelson Linder paints a bleak portrait of Pct. 1
"...from years of neglect based on the lack of social and economic investments. Resource inequity has led to inadequate..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Midterm Report Cards
The Chronicle grades new Council members
"...Leslie Pool (D7): Pool represents a "homeowners" West/Northwest district, socially progressive but conservative on housing matters, and has been..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Out With the Auld Lang Syne
"...a resolution establishing a new "funding metric" for future social services budgets, tied to the Consumer Price Index, as..."

Dec. 19, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

News Roundup: Endings and Beginnings
Out with the old City Council, in with the new
"...a resolution establishing a new “funding metric” for future social services budgets, part of a plan to increase social..."

Dec. 15, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

District 10: Taxes and Turnout
"...– among other things, she's the UT-Austin School of Social Work Advisory Board Chair, and she was the chair..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Playing the Dozens in District 3
Media forum takes on affordability, rail, city farms
"...Susana Almanza emphasized “social justice and human rights,” and her record as a..."

Sept. 16, 2014 News Post by Michael King

What's Next for Rosewood?
The transformation of Rosewood Courts is the centerpiece of a larger neighborhood plan
", but Gerber says those profits pay only for social services...."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Katie Pearl Halloran

Theatre En Bloc delivers a tough and disturbing social critique on suburbia and adversity facing single mothers
"...disbelief. Among its targets are some personal favorites: bedeviled social services systems, banks, the public school system, and the..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Point Austin: Standing Our Ground Against ALEC
The corporate bill caucus you never elected
"...prevailing wage laws, weaken teacher certification, and privatize state services. Privatization is an ALEC obsession; if a bill has..."

July 26, 2013 News Column by Michael King

City Budget: More Cuts and Hikes on the Way
Austin Energy, Austin Water both proposing fee increases
"...Health and Human Services: Reducing unallocated funding for social services – "left over"..."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Perry's Odds
As the Lege dust settles, the speculation game begins
"...billion in cuts to public education, health care, and social services – essentially the entire social contract. What­ever one..."

July 8, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Luv Doc Recommends: Shipe Pool Opening Party and Rally
Shipe Park, Saturday, June 25, 2011
" seems, especially in conservative camps, spending money on social services and infrastructure (some call it government) is the..."

June 24, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

Marshalling Funds for Supportive Housing
Council proposes community discussions on homelessness
"...of homelessness by offering them housing and holistic, wraparound social services such as case workers and job training. PSH..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 7/8/10
More with Morrison
"...the Hustle looks at a council subcommittee discussion of social service contracts, and specifically, the mission to prioritize and..."

July 8, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Counciling: City Budget Preview
Not great, could be worse
" the city's General Fund, the money covering city services like public safety, parks and recreation, libraries, and social..."

April 30, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...16): With a substantial sum of money missing, the social services organization has packed up and shuttered its offices..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature

We Are Sociopathic Narcissists Who Do Nonprofit Work to Pad Résumés
"...everyone thinks that providing day care, education, health care services, food, etc. fosters irresponsibility, and poor people are just..."

April 9, 2010 Postmarks

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