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Without this stay, Austin business owners would be forced to incur significant costs implementing the requirements of the ordinance while its legality was in serious doubt. Leave policies are best negotiated between employer and employee without the imposition of a one-size-fits-all mandate from the city that may not be in either party's best interests. The order was correct in preserving the status quo and ensuring that the legality of the ordinance may be addressed first in the court before businesses are forced to comply

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The payback analysis of Georgetown's solar panels clearly qualifies as public information, which is open to all, by state law. Mr. Putnam – and all citizens – deserve to know what's going on with investments made on their behalf by taxing entities. By ignoring Mr. Putnam's request for the factual basis of the 'competitive matter' claim, the city of Georgetown is conceding that it has no basis. We are confident that the state district judge in Williamson County who hears this petition will side with Mr. Putnam and the public's right to know.

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