Killeen City Council members shared sharp words Tuesday during a discussion on a proposed moratorium for residential construction sponsored by Councilman Steve Harris.
The Killeen City Council will discuss the struggling Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport today as part of a city presentation on the 2018 annual budget at its workshop session.
The Killeen City Council will receive part three of the city’s 2018 proposed budget presentation at its workshop Tuesday, with a focus on the city’s struggling aviation department.
Part of the stated mission of the city of Killeen is to provide services and facilities that improve the quality of life of residents. That mission could be in jeopardy if proposed budget cuts to the community services department — the city’s overhauled parks and recreation department — are …
Killeen residents are hoping to get answers to tough questions about the city’s money problems when the special audit results are revealed Aug. 29, more than a year after the City Council and public were blindsided by a towering shortfall in city finances.
The Killeen City Council discussed proposed cuts to the 2018 city police and fire department budgets during a special workshop Tuesday as part of the council’s lead-up to approving the final budget in September.
It’s no secret the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is facing challenges — from revenue to passengers to infrastructure — but even after funneling more than $700,000 to marketing it over the past three years, the bleeding hasn’t stopped.
After a long year for Killeen officials, city staff presented a balanced annual budget before the Killeen City Council on Tuesday — a victory after a preliminary $8 million shortfall in 2016 cast doubt on the city’s ability to effectively manage public money.
The Killeen City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve a $338,400 contract with Freese & Nichols to develop the 2017 Water and Wastewater Master Plan at its regular meeting.
The Killeen City Council will vote on hiring a contractor to develop the 2017 Water and Wastewater Master Plan and will consider a separate measure to bring city sewer lines to 101 homes in the Tucker Subdivision and rehabilitate other pipes.
The Killeen City Council will vote on a $338,400 contract with Freese & Nichols to develop the 2017 Water and Wastewater Master Plan.
As the public awaits results of a special audit of Killeen finances, questions remain about whether auditors are seeking important documents. If auditors are looking, can they find documents stored all over town?
The Killeen City Council reached a consensus to draft a new ground transportation and taxi ordinance stripping away many city regulations on permitting, fees and possibly inspections at its workshop Tuesday.
Auditors continue to work on the mysteries of the Killeen city financial decline, and the public can only hope they have the right focus and access to the information they need.
The ongoing saga over the move of Killeen City Hall to a complex in downtown Killeen took a sharp left turn Tuesday when City Manager Ron Olson announced the City Council would be staying put in its aging home on College Street.
In July last year, Killeen residents were reeling from news their city was about $8 million short of a balanced budget and managers had been overspending for three consecutive years.
With some Killeen financial records missing and some key managers gone, auditors hired to investigate the city’s finances are finding challenges.
Two public accounting firms that audited Killeen’s finances over the past nine years identified major violations in the way the city handled federal grant money.
Killeen’s 2018 budget process faced its first major hiccup Tuesday after City Manager Ron Olson candidly revealed he had “lost confidence” in the city’s revenue projections at the City Council’s workshop session.
The public won’t have any new information yet on the investigation into Killeen’s finances, but the Killeen City Council and city managers will be getting a glimpse.
Killeen City Councilman Steve Harris requested discussion of a 2013 agreement authorizing the creation of the Turnbo Ranch subdivision Wednesday, asking for an investigation of possible “secret collusion” in negotiations between city officials and Killeen developer Bruce Whitis’ WB Development.
Killeen council members agreed unanimously Tuesday to the presentation format for how the findings of a Killeen finances investigation will be presented, but with one addition.
Whatever the results may be of an investigation of Killeen city finances, the findings will “absolutely” be made available to the public, City Manager Ron Olson said Friday.
The Killeen City Council unanimously approved new policies on waiving property code abatement liens at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Killeen residents lamented a lack of affordable activities for low-income youth during an hourlong discussion on city summer programs at the Killeen City Council’s workshop Tuesday.
The public accounting firm examining Killeen’s finances made no jaw-dropping revelations to the City Council on Tuesday, keeping its cards close to the vest, and breezing through its second public progress report.
Killeen residents and City Council members waiting for answers about the city’s financial mysteries might get more information Tuesday.
Only three months into his administration, Killeen City Manager Ron Olson is proving his commitment to running the city in a way vastly different than his predecessors. In his first 100 days — a milestone he reached this past week — Olson has set an ambitious course to streamline an oft-rudd…
The city of Killeen will need to find millions for infrastructure projects that were part of a 2013 agreement between developer Bruce Whitis and a previous city council.
Following a ceremony to swear in the new Killeen City Council on Tuesday, one councilman abstained from voting to appoint a mayor pro tem over accusations of state law violations by the previous council.
Killeen residents and City Council members waiting for more answers about aberrations within city finances will have to wait a bit longer.
Killeen city employees suspecting fraud are reminded about their responsibility to report it, and are encouraged to use one of several tools to do so.
Two incumbents were re-elected to Killeen City Council district seats Saturday, according to unofficial polling numbers with all precincts turned in.
Defective communication and a lack of transparency left Killeen City Council members and residents in the dark on city finances, with council spending decisions being made with fragmented information.
A former Killeen firefighter arrested April 6 on charges of misappropriating local firefighter association funds also used a city credit card to purchase personal items, according to a city document obtained by the Herald and a city official.
After a point of order vote nearly derailed the conversation before it began, the Killeen City Council debated the possible outsourcing of the fire department’s EMS and ambulance services at its workshop Tuesday.
Some Killeen city officials improperly used public money, created a side account for money transfers and made a raft of questionable decisions.
Early voting is underway and Election Day is May 6, but as Killeen residents arrive at polling locations, the cause of the city’s financial problems will still be a mystery.
During Killeen City Manager Ron Olson’s 2018 budget update at the City Council’s workshop Tuesday, a number of interesting trends rose to the surface of the 45-page presentation.
Special Section: Quest for an Audit
A special report on Killeen's search.
- Editor's note: Quest for an Audit
- 'Burden of proof' on Killeen as investigation nears
- Killeen city manager provides focus on audit to council
- Council candidates, incumbents weigh in on forensic audit
- Editorial: Full audit, not scaled-back investigation, way to restore trust
- Warnings: Signs of struggle along the way
- Audit timeline
- Audit status
- Audit types