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The late & legendary Austin psychedelic rock musician Roky Erickson would have been 72 today. Roky was an inspiration to many & his band, 13th Floor Elevators, revolutionized modern rock’n’roll. Here’s @DJMel celebrating his music at a recent #ATXCouncil meeting 🎵
Where do you set your thermostat during summer? @austinenergy recommends 78 degrees or higher, and up to 85 when you're away for more than a couple of hours. They've got a ton of #SummerSavings tips at ☀️🤑
Judging by the vid, y'all might want to consider upgrading to a Smart/Wifi Thermostat 😉 There's a rebate for @austinenergy customers:…
You guys have ALL the best advice! 😁👌
Austin Fire Department personnel are on the way to help evacuees from Louisiana. Have a safe trip!…
Need some creative inspiration this weekend? Join @econvitalityATX & @AustinISD at the Central Library’s Cookbook Café at 4PM today for a free, walking tour celebrating some of the stunning, public art we have on 2nd Street! Pictures don’t quite do them justice...
Come by ATX+PAK pop-up store Shop South Asia, at @lurebyyf (3800 N Lamar Blvd) open daily 11a-7p from July 13 - Aug 1 to discover gorgeous products from this year's Fashion Forward Initiative Delegation! ATX+PAK is an int’l business development initiative by @econvitalityATX 🛍️
It’s #NationalPecanPieDay. Pecan pie is the national dessert of Texas, so, help us settle a bet, #ATX. How do you pronounce the name of this sweet, gooey slice of heaven?
Time is running out! Tell us your priorities for next year’s budget before the survey closes Monday (7/15): AustinTexas.Gov/Budget
#KeepAustinPlaying is back with a FREE interactive play day for the whole community: 10AM3PM 7/13 at Palmer Events. Check out fun activities like face painting, rock climbing, ninja warrior course, human foosball & more!
Our friends @AustinMobility answered your questions about the #ATXMobilityPlan on Reddit earlier. Learn about the City's long-term strategy to manage congestion, support high capacity transit, regulate scooters, + encourage driverless vehicles: #AMA 🚍🚴‍♀️🚶‍♂️
Meet Katie Lorenz, one of our @ATCEMS paramedics taking part in ride-along reality show @RespondersOnFox, 8PM Wednesdays. The show embeds cameras in cities across the U.S. to give viewers a close-up look at the heroism & skill of our emergency responders. #FirstRespondersLive 🚑
RT @austinmobility: It’s HOT out y’all! 🥵 The heat affects our furry friends just as much as us. A car heats up an average of 19 degrees in…
It is a HOT one today #ATX. A few heat safety tips to consider: 🌬️ Find air conditioning 🏃 Avoid strenuous activities 🎽 Wear light clothing 🚰 Drink plenty of fluids 🥵 Watch for heat cramps/exhaustion/stroke 🚗 Never leave people or pets in a closed car #ATXWeather…
Just a few scenes from CityWorks – a FREE, 14-week look inside Austin government and a weekly chance to meet and question the people working for you. The adventure starts this September. Deadline to apply is 8/1:
Find out more about the City's efforts to address homelessness in Austin and the facts about recent changes to City ordinances at
Whether you’re cooking BBQ with family, rocking out with @WillieNelson, watching fireworks on the river later, or celebrating with a night in — we wish you a fun (and safe) #4thOfJuly! 🇺🇸
Our fav exchange from the @austinenergy and @AustinWater #AMA today... u/SteakMedRare: If my AC is set at 75 degrees, and I turn it to 72 degrees, did I turn the AC up or did I turn it down? Austin Energy: Yes. See the #AMA thread here:
Wondering what temp to keep your house when you leave for work? Looking for ways to save energy & money this summer? #DYK about Moonlight Towers & rainwater harvesting rebates? Our friends @austinenergy & @AustinWater answered your questions earlier: #AMA
City of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 🇺🇸 For more information including road closures, trash and recycling pickup, and swimming pool hours visit #4thOfJuly
Friendly reminder, #ATX! While it's illegal to use or sell common fireworks within our City limits, the following ARE allowed: ✅ Snakes, GlowWorms ✅ Smoke Devices ✅ Wire Sparklers ✅ Trick Noisemakers Learn more: #4thofJuly
#PopUpATX is coming to East Austin YMCA tomorrow 10AM-12PM. We'll have @AustinPublicLib's BookMobile lending books, blood pressure screenings c/o @AusPublicHealth, and Austin Code offering 360 virtual tours of a house full of code violations 😯. Info:
Help save animals lives! Fees are waived this weekend, you can make a difference!…
Since the City started switching to alt. fuels in 2006 we've reduced the average CO2 emissions of our fleet by 37% per vehicle. City Manager Spencer Cronk took one of our 100% electric Bolts for a test drive and definitely no speed limits were broken. #goodbye2gas #ClimateMayors
Since the City started switching to alt. fuels in 2006 we've reduced the average CO2 emissions of our fleet by 37% per vehicle. City Manager Spencer Cronk took one of our 100% electric Bolts for a test drive and definitely no speed limits were broken. #goodbye2gas #ClimateMayors
The City’s fleet is getting greener! By the end of the year we’ll have 200 electric vehicles, rising to 330 in 2020. Electrification will save tons of CO2 emissions and millions of $$$ over the next decade. We’re one of 125+ cities going low carbon. #ClimateMayors @MayorAdler
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled AGAINST including a question about citizenship in the 2020 census for now. The City and @TravisCountyTX are joining forces to make sure #EverybodyCounts. #2020Census @MayorAdler
Happy 2nd (official) Birthday to @RealBEPIPark! 🎂 Austin’s tiniest park, at Baylor Enfield Parkway Intersection 🌻 Everyone welcome. Selfies encouraged. Just ... no touching the décor 😉 #FabulousOnABudget #BEPIPark #LoveATX
Did you know @austinenergy is (nearly) 125 years old? We’re building up to next year’s big b'day 🎂 with a new timeline installation on the 4th floor of Austin Central Library. Launching 1-2pm 6/27 with a kids’ storytime 📖 and bicycle-powered lightbulb! 🚲💡 #AustinEnergy125
Did you know only 20% of your annual property tax bill goes to the City of Austin? Your tax dollars + utility fees contribute to the City’s budget. We want to know what you think: Take our #ATXBudget survey today at AustinTexas.Gov/Budget.
¿Sabía que solo el 20% de su factura anual de impuestos a la propiedad va a la Ciudad de Austin? Queremos saber lo que piensa: tome nuestra encuesta #ATXBudget hoy en AustinTexas.Gov/Budget.
¿Sabía que solo el 20% de su factura anual de impuestos a la propiedad va a la Ciudad de Austin? Queremos saber lo que piensa: tome nuestra encuesta #ATXBudget hoy en AustinTexas.Gov/Budget.
Did you know only 20% of your annual property tax bill goes to the City of Austin? Your tax dollars + utility fees contribute to the City’s budget. We want to know what you think: Take our #ATXBudget survey today at AustinTexas.Gov/Budget.
It's time to dive into SUMMER at one of Austin's 44 pools and splash pads. ⛱️☀️🏊‍♀️ To find your local pool go to
Pick up your own East Cesar Chavez District Field Guide tomorrow (June 22)! Shop, eat, explore, & read about what makes the district such a historically and culturally significant piece of #ATX 🎉…
The #ATXCouncil meeting has been adjourned. You can see all the actions taken on the agenda items at
#ATXCouncil approved recommendations for immediate & short-term actions to engage & assist individuals experiencing homelessness (184); & approved changes in City Ordinances relating to homelessness, camping in public areas, aggressive confrontations & obstruction (185).
To watch to the speakers at tonight's #ATXCouncil, go to Still about an hour or two left of comments!
#ATXCouncil is also hearing from speakers on 185 (possible actions related to City Codes re: camping in public areas, solicitation, sitting/lying down on public sidewalks or sleeping in the downtown area.
#ATXCouncil is hearing from speakers on 184 (recommendations for immediate, short-term actions to engage & assist individuals experiencing homelessness)
#ATXCouncil approved a resolution opposing the Permian Highway gas pipeline, being routed through the Texas Hill Country across the Edwards and Trinity aquifers, in recognition of the potential harm posed to Austin’s natural and economic resources.…
#ATXCouncil is back in session. First items up are the zoning cases.
#ATXCouncil is now in recess until 7 pm.
#ATXCouncil authorizes the purchase of about 1.66 acres of land and a building in South Austin to provide shelter and support services for those experiencing homelessness. More info at:… and…
#ATXCouncil is starting to take speakers regarding the potential building acquisition in South Austin that will be used to provide shelter and support services to those experiencing homelessness. Watch live on
Back at it! #ATXCouncil is back from executive session to continue working on today’s agenda items. You can watch the council meeting live on, or get up-to-date information on actions taken by the council at
RT @AustinHSEM: Another heat advisory has been issued until 7pm today. Make sure you stay hydrated and know the signs of heat exhaustion an…
ICYMI: Lost and Found: Yesterday (6/19) #ATXCouncil authorized the Lost Creek Limited District to acquire the Marshall tract, a 37-acre site in West Austin which will be dedicated to open space, trails, and similar community uses. See map here:
#ATXCouncil has gone into executive session.
Community Communications are happening now at #ATXCouncil meeting. Follow live at
#ATXCouncil approved contract negotiations with Pecan Grove Golf Partners to manage and operate the Butler Pitch and Putt golf course for up to 20 years. More info:…
Geared up for the next cycle: #ATXCouncil added another spoke in the wheel of the Violet Crown Trail, the vision of 30 miles of hike and bike trails, by accepting @TxDOT funding for a new one-mile section in SW Austin at yesterday's council meeting (6/19).
For additional information on the approved new one-mile section of the Violet Crown Trail in SW Austin, please visit
Time for a change: At yesterday's special called council meeting (6/19) #ATXCouncil advanced the goal of gender-neutral access to safe, sanitary, and convenient diaper changing stations in public-serving City facilities. More:
After much discussion, #ATXCouncil has approved agenda item 87 relating to city property taxes for certain properties along Lake Austin. Find out more information at
June 20 #ATCouncil agenda with backup information can be found at
You can follow the #ATXCouncil meeting live by tuning into Today's agenda can be found at
#ATXCouncil is now taking speakers regarding sales taxes on certain properties located along Lake Austin. (Items 87 and 89). Follow the meeting live on and get updated information on council actions at
The City Council meeting for June 20 has been called to order. Follow #ATXCouncil live on or follow along with council actions on the agenda at
#ATXCouncil meeting has been adjourned for Wednesday, June 19th. See you tomorrow (6/20) at 10am for the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
Item #78 on todays agenda has been postponed until the regular #ATXCouncil meeting on Thurs. 6/20. Items that were pulled for discussion for Thursday’s meeting on June 20th are 64-69; 78, 87, 89,132,173,177-179, and 184-185.
#ATXCouncil is back from executive session. Two more items are on the agenda to discuss today.
Building Connections: #ATXCouncil approves a funding agreement with @TxDOT for a proposed 3-mile long trail for pedestrians and bicyclists between North East Austin and Manor.
No sibling rivalry here! #ATXCouncil is happy to welcome our newest sister city to the family. Pune, in Western India, is an educational & cultural center, with temps reaching as high as 108 degrees.
Putting First Responders First: Our police, fire and EMS personnel keep us safe, and now Austin is making sure they’re safe as well. #ATXCouncil directs the City Manager to report on ways to improve mental health care for our city’s first responders.
#ATXCouncil item 186 was approved. It directs the City Manager to initiate a shared streets pilot on Rainey Street.
#ATXCouncil has gone into Executive Session.
Agenda items 95 (creating an Austin Water Oversight Committee) and 186 (directive to City Manager to launch a shared streets pilot on Rainey Street) have been approved by #ATXCouncil.
Sew Amazing: #ATXCouncil authorizes funding towards the @accdistrict Fashion Incubator. The program equips students to work in the Austin fashion industry by taking courses in fashion design, marketing, sketching, clothing construction, and more.
Item 175 regarding Rainey Street Historic District had been postponed until Aug. 22 #ATXCountil meeting.
Item 34 regarding Zilker Botanical Gardens admission fees has been postponed until the #ATXCouncil meeting on Aug. 8.
The remaining items on the consent agenda (1-105 and 172-189) are approved. View all the agenda items at
The remaining items on the consent agenda (1-105 and 172-189) are approved. Follow along with council actions at
#ATXCouncil items pulled for discussion today (6/19) are 31, 33, 34, 78, 85, 95 and 113. Item 23 has been withdrawn and replaced by addendum item; Item 29 has been postponed until 8/8 meeting. Items 175 and 186 are pulled for speakers.
#ATXCouncil special called meeting for Wednesday, June 19 has started. Watch live at, view the agenda here or follow along with council actions at
RT @AustinHSEM: The @NWSSanAntonio has issued a Heat Advisory for Austin today between 2pm-7pm. Make sure you are well hydrated and follow…
Today we celebrate #Juneteenth. This past weekend Austinites marked the day with a parade through East Austin, featuring a float from our friends @austinenergy. #FreedomDay #EmancipationDay
#DYK Art in Public Places projects "Tau Ceti" by artist Josef Kristofoletti (E 2nd St & Brazos St) + "Blackbird" by artists Joseph & Holly Kincannon (Republic Square on Guadalupe St) are among 50 outstanding public art projects recognized by @Americans4Arts! 🌟 📷: Philip Rogers
This stunning, nearly 90-foot mural by local artist Tyson Davis in East Austin's Colony Park neighborhood was designed to illuminate the struggle & strength of the community. It forms part of a broader City-funded improvement project for the area. More:
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! 💙 📷: Our City Manager Spencer Cronk and his husband Brendan Bujold welcomed their daughter Lauren into the world last month.
Usted es una pieza importante que hace de Austin una gran ciudad, y nos gustaría que conozca cómo se gasta el dinero de sus impuestos. Para prepararnos para el presupuesto del año que viene, díganos sus prioridades en AustinTexas.Gov/Budget (4/4)
And the answer is ... B: Austin Public Health conducts routine restaurant inspections to make sure the tacos & other yummy #ATX grub we love is safe for us to eat. For more, and to tell us what your priorities are, take our survey at AustinTexas.Gov/Budget #ATXBudget (3/4)
What does the City of Austin have to do with your breakfast tacos? #ATXBudget (2/4)
What does the City of Austin have to do with your breakfast tacos? Answer the poll threaded below + take our quick survey on your #ATXBudget priorities at AustinTexas.Gov/Budget (1/4)
The Willie Mae Kirk Branch Library in East Austin is closed Friday, June 14 for unscheduled maintenance. @AustinPublicLib
Hey #ATX: @armyfutures is throwing you a thank you party! 4-9PM 7/22 @longcenter ✔Music from Army bands ✔Demonstrations from Army teams ✔Live gaming w/ @USArmyesports ✔Interactive Army Adventure Trailer ✔Food trucks ✔FREE See you there!
As you head out to @AustinCityParks this summer, check out an #ATX environmental treasure: Eliza Spring (north side of Barton Springs Pool). The spring is home to the largest known population of endangered Barton Springs + Austin Blind salamanders. 🦎
Handy with a hammer? Educated about electronics? Skilled with a soldering iron? Fix-it-Austin needs volunteers this weekend to teach others how to fix electronics, jewelry, and more. Clinics are 10-2 Sat. at Lakeline and 11-1 Sun. at Mueller. RSVP:
RT @austinmobility: TRANSFORMED! Art comes to ATX traffic signal cabinets! • Rundberg Ln @ Little Walnut Creek Lib…
RT @AustinHSEM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in place for most of Austin. This storm is producing lightning, large hail, high winds,…
As these storms approach Austin make sure you are weather aware and follow local media for updates as this storm moves through the area.…
RT @NWSSanAntonio: Radar Update 6:11 PM CDT: Continued strong to severe thunderstorm activity for our northern counties. We expected this a…
Whether on two legs or four, best friends make life a whole lot better. For a foster (or adopter) looking for a new #BFF, we've got you! Riley is one of the most engaging + good-natured dogs we've come across. Schedule a meet + greet via #BestFriendsDay 🐶
One of our favorite days of the year is here! Vote for the best 🍩 flavor + share your go-to #ATX doughnut spot. #NationalDoughnutDay #OriginalHoleFood
Spotted at City Hall: @austinfiredept Chief Joel Baker and Chief of Staff Rob Vires checking out this 🔥 piece of art from the 15th annual People’s Gallery exhibit! Visitors can view the 140 artworks for free Mon–Fri, 8am-5pm. More info #PeoplesGalleryATX
With the completion of the final zoning item, #ATXCouncil's meeting is adjourned. Review Council actions today at The meeting will be available to watch again at ATXN.TV shortly.
Halfway House: A decision on awarding the contract for the management and operation of the Butler Pitch and Putt golf course for the next two decades is postponed until the next #ATXCouncil meeting on June 20.
Hand Up: Back from recess, #ATXCouncil approves extra funding for job support and financial aid for non-traditional college students such as parents and veterans, in partnership with @Capital_IDEA.
Tune into ATXN.TV at 5:30pm today for music followed by proclamations... #ATXCouncil…
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