City backs COTA request for X Games funding help

X Games Austin
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin City Council voted Thursday to endorse a bid to ask for state money to help pay for the X Games. Circuit of the Americas will host the even for the next three years.

The city agreed to back the facility’s request for funding from the Texas Major Event Trust Fund. This year’s event will be held June 4-7.

AFD Staffing Changes

Council members passed an ordinance Thursday that will create and eliminate some Austin Fire Department positions, but will not add any new jobs. The measure will not affect the budget.

According to the city, the measure repeals the classification ordinance adopted by council in September 2014 and establishes all positions in the classified service of the department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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