By Robert Maxwell


For a third time in as many city council meetings, a proposed consent decree item to amend rules around hiring candidates for Austin’s Fire Department has been pulled from an upcoming agenda.

Agendas for Jan. 30 and Feb. 27 contained the item for council’s consideration and possible vote. And now, KXAN confirmed the consent decree will be nowhere on the public agenda for March 6.

Where it will be broached is in executive session March 6, much like any sensitive personnel or legal matter where privacy will allow more frank discussion and the avoidance of legal stumbles. The agenda item (#31) indicates city legal council will attend the executive session.

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