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City of Austin looking for local business leaders to serve on two commissions

Council Member Ann Kitchen has reached out to AIBA to see if any local business owners are interested in serving on two business committees. Both the MBE/WBE and Small Business Enterprise Procurement Program Advisory Committee and the Economic Prosperity Commission have openings. If you are interested on serving on either of these Council Committees, please contact

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Public Input: Insect Screen Requirements

Public input regarding insect screen requirements is being collected through April 30. All input received will be submitted to the Austin City Council on or before June 30, 2018. Here are three easy ways that you can provide your feedback: Host a meeting Option A: submit a request for a Code Speaker to attend to discuss IPMC

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Is This How We Govern? Letter to City Council:

Mayor, Council Members and City Manager, Last Thursday was a very sad day for Austin. Not because there were winners and losers in the Paid Sick Leave vote but because Austin itself lost. With the exception of Council Members Houston and Troxclair, the Council clearly displayed a total disregard for the local business community. In

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City of Austin Mandated Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The City of Austin has proposed a policy that requires all businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees. The draft ordinance is now available and is scheduled for City Council action in mid February. Read the ordinance here.  AIBA polled our members to determine our position by asking for a support or oppose vote on

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Paid Sick Leave Survey Results

The Austin City Council recently approved a resolution calling for the City Manager to collect input from stakeholders about policies that would require businesses to provide paid sick leave for their employees. A set of specific proposed policies has not yet been announced. As the voice of local business, AIBA is part of the conversation

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