Fred Lewis: Central Health Must Account for its $105 Million

Central Health Hospital District may be spending tens of millions in Travis County taxpayers’ dollars for unauthorized uses. Please contact Travis County Commissioners now and demand at their hearing on September 20, 2016 that there is an independent third-party...

Let’s Recruit the Very Best City Manager for Austin

Austin is looking for a new city manager for the first time in nine years. We will not recruit the best field of qualified candidates if we go about the search process the way we have done it in the past. Fortunately, the City Council, which will soon approve the...

Why Not Best Practices When Hiring a New Austin City Manager?

Austin’s selection of a new City Manager is critical to our city’s future.  The hiring process the city council adopts is key to success or failure. The best practices, based on Austin management expert Linda Bailey’s just released memo, are: – to have a clear...

Austin’s Poor Management of EMS May Kill You

The current city manager has decimated Travis County/Austin’s Emergency Medical Services program, which used to be one of the nation’s best.  A UT survey reports that poor management at Austin EMS has resulted in dangerously low morale. Austin EMS used to...