Austin City Council Judicial Committee, of which I was appointed Chair in October 2017, has been hard at work over the last several months to design a process and make recommendations for Municipal Judge appointments for the Austin Municipal Court.  Those recommendations were approved unanimously by the committee this morningRead More →

As you may know, Austin City Council has been considering adopting a Paid Sick Leave ordinance mandating policy to provide certain benefits to employees of private employers.  I first want to thank the co-sponsors of the Paid Sick Leave (PSL) ordinance for the work they’ve done and the attention they’veRead More →

Approximately half of the public (45%) and the uninsured (52%) said they have heard less about open enrollment this year compared to prior years, according to the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. However, the Affordable Care Act is still in effect – albeit with some changes. For one, the Open EnrollmentRead More →

District 6 curbs are getting another splash of color this week. That green bin delivered to homes throughout the district is a key part of the City of Austin’s Curbside Composting Program expansion. Composting of organic waste plays a big part of the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal toRead More →

Our District 6 office is working hard to pass a budget that balances necessary and valuable city services while trying to keep the city’s finances stable for the future. To this end, Council Member Flannigan is working hard to find savings within various departments of the City.  While the initialRead More →

As National LGBTQ Pride Month begins to wrap up, there are opportunities in the last week of June to commemorate Stonewall, the launch of the LGBTQ rights movement. At three of these opportunities will feature special guest, Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, the first openly gay man elected to serveRead More →

Expect nightly lane closures as construction along MoPac ramps up with overnight projects. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority hopes to take advantage of the lighter traffic that usually occurs during the summer months. Read More →