- The Austin Justice Coalition and other groups are asking city leaders to fire police Chief Brian Manley following the shooting of a 42-year-old man in South Austin by a police officer, according to KUT.
- Red paint was smeared on the front entrance of City Hall overnight and anti-capitalism messages were painted on the steps, KXAN reports.
- The mayor, for one, tells KVUE he will not be going to restaurants on May 1.
- Statesman: The City Council today "will begin discussions on how to reopen the local economy," following the governor's order that supersedes city directives.
- Travis County will make "day-by-day" decisions about closing parks for overcrowding, says CBS Austin.
The City of Austin law department has more than 100 attorneys and staff. Yet when time came to litigate a new land use proposal last year, the city turned to an outside firm. That decision has so far cost the city $119,583 in a hitherto fruitless lawsuit.
Financial records reviewed by The Austin Bulldog show that the city paid that amount to the firm Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP, mostly for attorney Jane Webre, who charged $480 an hour.
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The Austin Police Department reports no known threats to the Austin area ahead of Inauguration Day on Wednesday, but remains on tactical alert following the deadly, pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
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Joining a star-studded list of performers, Austin's own Grammy-nominated Black Pumas are taking a spot on the national stage for president-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' historical inauguration.