Small-business owners and organizations that represent business interests spoke against the ordinance, citing the uncertain financial impact and what they said was a solution to an unestablished problem.
Mayor Steve Adler said the data don't bear out these concerns.
If candidate pools have more women and people of color, he says, it might be easier to convince some decision-makers that the individuals could do the job in question.
“My firm has done relatively well with diversity, but at the same time I think it’s relative to other law firms,” he adds.
Commissioners want to hold at least two public meetings in different parts of town, possibly holding a combined hearing with the city’s Planning Commission. We’re a vibrant city nestled in the Texas Hill Country that combines tech-minded innovation with the laid-back feel of a college town.
makes its outside counsels submit annual diversity surveys, and the numbers haven’t improved much over the years, says Marie Ma, a senior counsel with the San Francisco-headquartered company. Her employer is one of 55 companies that recently supported the Diversity Lab project, in which participating law firms will agree to abide by the so-called Mansfield rule when making decisions on leadership opportunities within the firm.
and pork chops,” said Hoover Alexander, who has owned the restaurant on Manor Road since 1998.
Less than a week out from the release of the latest version of Code NEXT, city commissions are weighing in on what they’d like to see in this latest draft of Austin’s land development code.
The Zoning and Platting Commission laid out its plan last night for gathering public feedback on the new rules, which would regulate everything from parking requirements to the types of housing that can be built in Austin.
At a council work session on Tuesday, Human Resources Director Joya Hayes said the city would need to hire between three and six temporary employees to enforce these new rules, plus contract with a company to educate the public about the new rules.
There’s a chance the sick leave rules will be short-lived. Paul Workman (R-Austin) has said he would file a bill in the 2019 legislative session prohibiting municipalities from regulating paid sick leave for private employers.
Austin is believed to be the first city in Texas to regulate paid sick time. who lives and who dies, who has health care and who doesn't have health care.