Austin City Council revealed the identities of the six finalists for the position of Austin City Manager on Monday. Austin Mayor Steve Adler posted the six names and small biographies for each candidate on the council’s message board. The pool of candidates boasts experience in leading day-to-day, transportation and housing operations for some of the country’s largest metropolitan areas. Candidate bios are according to Adler’s post and will be updated as the story develops.
With a 2-cent tax rate increase, the 2018 bond package could reach $825 million, according to preliminary estimates put out by the city’s Bond Advisory Task Force earlier this week. Of course, whether a nearly $1 billion bond package is worth a 2-cent tax rate increase will be up to taxpayers when the bond package goes up for a vote in 2018. Last year, taxpayers approved a 2.25-cent tax rate increase for the $720 million mobility bond.
The third draft of CodeNEXT—the ongoing rewrite of Austin’s land development code—will not be released until February 2018, according to a memo sent by city staff on Thursday. The third draft was originally scheduled for release later this month on Nov. 28. The move will push back the original April 2018 deadline and represents the first significant delay since the project’s timeline was released at the beginning of this year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".