By Robert Maxwell


The city clerk confirms a federal consent decree proposal aimed at modifying the way Austin’s Fire Department screens and tests future cadet candidates will likely again be removed from the council agenda immediately before this week’s meeting.

This week city staff at a Council work session agreed to request council members postpone a vote on the item as was done at the Jan. 30 meeting. The consent decree item will likely reappear at council’s March 6 meeting.

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