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Philip Jankowski

City Hall reporter

Philip Jankowski covers Austin City Hall for the Austin American-Statesman. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas’ School of Journalism and has worked for newspapers in Central Texas since. Philip joined the American-Statesman in 2013. Previously he covered breaking news and public safety for the Statesman. He is the winner of the 2016 Michael Brick Award for Storytelling.

Latest from Philip Jankowski

Affordable housing leads council’s first meeting on CodeNext 2.0
 The Austin City Council took its first public look under the hood of the second draft of CodeNext on Wednesday during a work session peppered with questions about what the new code would do to affordable housing. City staffers and consultants say this most recent version of the code helps create more of “missing middle” housing...

Posted: 10 hours ago

The Austin City Council took its first public look under the hood of the second draft of CodeNext on Wednesday during a work session peppered with questions about what the new code would do to affordable housing. City staffers and consultants say this most recent version of the code helps create more of “missing middle” housing...
Audit: Austin staffer used city time, computer in beauty side business
 The administrative assistant to a high-level executive at City Hall misused city time and resources to sell beauty products, according to an audit report released Monday. The employee, Mary Lou Rodriguez, is the administrative assistant for Ray Baray, who is chief of staff for interim City Manager Elaine Hart, according to the city&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

The administrative assistant to a high-level executive at City Hall misused city time and resources to sell beauty products, according to an audit report released Monday. The employee, Mary Lou Rodriguez, is the administrative assistant for Ray Baray, who is chief of staff for interim City Manager Elaine Hart, according to the city&rsquo...
Report: City staffer used city resources to sell beauty products
 The administrative assistant to a high-level executive at City Hall misused city time and city resources to sell beauty products, according to an audit report released Monday. The employee, Mary Lou Rodriguez, is the administrative assistant for Ray Baray, who is chief of staff for interim City Manager Elaine Hart, according to the city&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

The administrative assistant to a high-level executive at City Hall misused city time and city resources to sell beauty products, according to an audit report released Monday. The employee, Mary Lou Rodriguez, is the administrative assistant for Ray Baray, who is chief of staff for interim City Manager Elaine Hart, according to the city&rsquo...
Skepticism reigns as city unveils second draft of CodeNext
 It seems like nobody likes CodeNext 2.0. Friday’s unveiling of the second draft of the city’s revamped land use code began with Mayor Steve Adler praising staffers for their ongoing efforts, but then took a critical turn when, less than a minute later, Adler announced that he could not support the code at this time. “This...

Posted: 5 days ago

It seems like nobody likes CodeNext 2.0. Friday’s unveiling of the second draft of the city’s revamped land use code began with Mayor Steve Adler praising staffers for their ongoing efforts, but then took a critical turn when, less than a minute later, Adler announced that he could not support the code at this time. “This...
FIRST LOOK: Austin unveils second draft of CodeNext
 It seems like nobody likes CodeNext 2.0. Friday’s unveiling of the second draft of the city’s revamped land use code began with Mayor Steve Adler praising staffers for their ongoing efforts, but then took a critical turn when, less than a minute later, Adler announced that he could not support the code at this time. “This...

Posted: 5 days ago

It seems like nobody likes CodeNext 2.0. Friday’s unveiling of the second draft of the city’s revamped land use code began with Mayor Steve Adler praising staffers for their ongoing efforts, but then took a critical turn when, less than a minute later, Adler announced that he could not support the code at this time. “This...
Central Austin dominates CodeNext discussion as second draft looms
 The city plans on Friday to release the second iteration of CodeNext, the rewrite of Austin’s entire land use and zoning code, and so far the conversation has largely revolved around the city’s core. In recent months, city staffers have waded through a tidal wave of input on CodeNext from numerous neighborhood associations, professional...

Posted: 6 days ago

The city plans on Friday to release the second iteration of CodeNext, the rewrite of Austin’s entire land use and zoning code, and so far the conversation has largely revolved around the city’s core. In recent months, city staffers have waded through a tidal wave of input on CodeNext from numerous neighborhood associations, professional...
Central Austin dominates CodeNext discussion as second draft looms
 The city plans on Friday to release the second iteration of CodeNext, the rewrite of Austin’s entire land use and zoning code, and so far the conversation has largely revolved around the city’s core. In recent months, city staffers have waded through a tidal wave of input on CodeNext from numerous neighborhood associations...

Posted: 6 days ago

The city plans on Friday to release the second iteration of CodeNext, the rewrite of Austin’s entire land use and zoning code, and so far the conversation has largely revolved around the city’s core. In recent months, city staffers have waded through a tidal wave of input on CodeNext from numerous neighborhood associations...
Memo: Austin official avoided meetings, car rides with female coworkers
 The city of Austin has formally reprimanded an official who oversees coordination of large events, such as South by Southwest, after an internal investigation found he purposely avoided meetings and private interactions with female coworkers because of issues with his marriage. The city’s investigation of William Manno, the program...

Posted: 6 days ago

The city of Austin has formally reprimanded an official who oversees coordination of large events, such as South by Southwest, after an internal investigation found he purposely avoided meetings and private interactions with female coworkers because of issues with his marriage. The city’s investigation of William Manno, the program...
EXCLUSIVE: Austin events leader reprimanded after avoiding female co-workers
 The city of Austin has formally reprimanded an official who oversees coordination of large events, such as South by Southwest, after an internal investigation found he purposely avoided meetings and private interactions with female co-workers because of issues with his marriage. The city’s investigation of William Manno, the Austin...

Posted: 6 days ago

The city of Austin has formally reprimanded an official who oversees coordination of large events, such as South by Southwest, after an internal investigation found he purposely avoided meetings and private interactions with female co-workers because of issues with his marriage. The city’s investigation of William Manno, the Austin...
Vietnam veterans return to Austin, receive ‘the welcome they deserve’
 Hundreds of spouses, sons, daughters and grandchildren cheered loudly at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and waved the stars and stripes on Saturday to welcome of about 100 Vietnam veterans returning from a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C. It was the welcome home these men never got when they returned from their tours of duty...

Posted: 10 days ago

Hundreds of spouses, sons, daughters and grandchildren cheered loudly at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and waved the stars and stripes on Saturday to welcome of about 100 Vietnam veterans returning from a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C. It was the welcome home these men never got when they returned from their tours of duty...