The city of Austin might soon be the first city in Texas to offer paid leave to employees who become new parents.
A proposal from Council Member Bill Spelman would allow most of the city’s 12,000 employees — including same-sex partners — to take 30 days of paid time off at their full salaries after the birth or adoption of a child. The change would cost the city an estimated $321,000 a year.
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About the proposal
$321,000 a year
Non-public-safety city employees