Under current state law, police officers have three options once they arrest someone for public intoxication: They can release the person to a sober friend, transport him to the hospital or put him in jail.
Officials from Project Connect, a transportation project designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation methods in Austin, defined and evaluated final alternative modes of transportation for the project and proposed 16 locations for stops — including three by the University — along urban rail or bus routes in an advisory meeting Friday.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Alyssa Mahoney and Madlin Mekelburg talk about Austin City Council voting to reduce the occupancy limit for unrelated adults in single family houses from six to four. They also discuss a recent email from UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster to Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa suggesting Regent Wallace Hall criticized Cigarroa's job performance weeks before the chancellor's resignation and possible revisions to the student leaders' tuition proposal, at the request of the regents.
Austin City Council may choose to vote on banning so-called “stealth dorms” at its meeting Thursday, even though a study assessing the impact of the ban on housing affordability concluded that there was not sufficient time to determine the potential effects of the ban.
Student Government members are trying to increase student action against a city code change, proposed in November, which may further limit the number of students who can legally live together in a house.