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Bridget Grumet

Local editor

Bridget Grumet oversees the American-Statesman’s local metro coverage, including the urban affairs team that covers Austin City Hall and transportation, and coordinates regional coverage with the six community newspapers affiliated with the Statesman.

Latest from Bridget Grumet

Why Mayor Adler declared Tuesday as ‘Austin Everybody Chill Out Day’
 Come Tuesday, Austin will be under mayor’s orders to take it easy. “This is a big week for Austin,” Mayor Steve Adler said in an op-ed released Saturday, “and I’m officially declaring Tuesday as Austin Everybody Chill Out Day.” No, this isn’t about another truce in the taco wars or a renewed rallying...

Posted: 14 days ago

Come Tuesday, Austin will be under mayor’s orders to take it easy. “This is a big week for Austin,” Mayor Steve Adler said in an op-ed released Saturday, “and I’m officially declaring Tuesday as Austin Everybody Chill Out Day.” No, this isn’t about another truce in the taco wars or a renewed rallying...
IN THEIR WORDS: Why the Austin City Council shelved the ‘affordability action plan’
  Eight out of 10 Austinites say the city has an affordability problem. But there’s less agreement on what to do about it. The Austin City Council’s recent debate over a proposed “affordability action plan” revealed just how fraught the issue is. Five members supported the plan. Five others had serious misgivings...

3:49 PM Tuesday, Mar. 07, 2017

Eight out of 10 Austinites say the city has an affordability problem. But there’s less agreement on what to do about it. The Austin City Council’s recent debate over a proposed “affordability action plan” revealed just how fraught the issue is. Five members supported the plan. Five others had serious misgivings...