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Austin City Staff Sworn Financial Statements

Austin City Staff Sworn Financial Statements ( 18 Files )

Austin City Code Section 2-7-72 requires designated city officials, as well as the mayor and city council members, to periodically complete, swear to, and file financial information with the City Clerk. These Statements of Financial Information are to be filed by the last Friday in April for the preceding calendar year. These statements are supposed to include the same information for the spouses or domestic partners of these city staff members as for the staff members themselves.

2014 Austin City Council Election

2014 Austin City Council Election ( 358 Files )

The records in this category pertain to the historic election scheduled for November 2014, in which 10 council members will be elected from geographic districts, and only the mayor will be elected at-large (that is, voted on by all registered voters). In previous city council elections all council members (the mayor and six council places) were elected at-large. The change in how the city is governed was brought about by voter approval of Proposition 3 in the City Charter election of November 2012.

Property Tax Exemption Investigation

Property Tax Exemption Investigation ( 18 Files )

The records in this category pertain to The Austin Bulldog’s investigation of homestead residence tax exemptions granted by the Travis Central Appraisal District.

Austin Board and Commission E-mail Documents

Austin Board and Commission E-mail Documents ( 5 Files )

The records in this category pertain to the Austin City Council’s direction to establish a system that allows the city to collect, assemble, and maintain e-mails about city business that are sent or received by the appointed members of the city’s boards and commissions.
Don Higginbotham Investigation

Don Higginbotham Investigation ( 14 Files )

Documents supporting the investigation of Judge Don Higginbotham, Williamson County County Court at Law No. 3.
Property Taxes

Property Taxes ( 4 Files )

Documents in this folder support investigative reports that explore the equity of property taxes based on valuations determined by the Travis Central Appraisal District.
Mark Sokolow Investigation

Mark Sokolow Investigation ( 25 Files )

Documents supporting the investigative report about Georgetown City Attorney Mark Sokolow.
Pat Berryman Investigation

Pat Berryman Investigation ( 40 Files )

Documents supporting investigative report about Georgetown City Council Member Pat Berryman
Austin Investigative Reporting Project Documents

Austin Investigative Reporting Project Documents ( 17 Files )

Documents pertaining to the formation of the Austin Investigative Reporting Project.
Ethics Documents

Ethics Documents ( 1 Files )

Supporting documents for monitoring ethics of key locally elected officials.