By Ciara O'Rourke
American-Statesman Staff

The Austin City Council plans to postpone voting on a proposed settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations that the Austin Fire Department’s 2012 hiring practice was discriminatory.

Council members were expected to consider the so-called “consent decree” on Thursday, but a city spokesman said Wednesday that the Justice Department will not have a finalized proposal ready by then.

The council is now poised to vote on a settlement on March 6 instead.

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