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Here's what's included in Austin City Council's $5B budget for next fiscal year

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The Austin City Council adopted a $5 billion budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

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City of Austin to implement 24-hour security at Candlewood Suites after break-ins, vandalism

Kelly said the planned homeless housing hotel suffered months of damage. (Mackenzie Kelly)

Austin has added 24-hour security to the city-owned Pecan Gardens property, which will be converted into supportive housing for people exiting homelessness, after the former hotel was found with months of damage and vandalism May 5.

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Austin homeless strategy officer acknowledges failure in security at Candlewood Suites after break-in costing months of repairs

(MacKenzie Kelly)

Austin’s Homeless Strategy Officer Dianna Gray has apologized after vandals broke into a city-owned hotel in the process of being converted into a homeless hotel.

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