Sunday, January 4, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: 2014 Year in Review

Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin and Editor Elizabeth Pagano discuss some of the key stories of 2014.

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Key Players & Topics In This Article

2025 Generation Resource Plan: The Austin Energy plan to conserve energy, with a goal of reaching 55 percent renewable energy by 2025. The plan is reassessed every two years.

Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Until 2012, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. In 2012, City of Austin residents voted to change that system and now 10 members of the Council are elected based on geographic districts. The Mayor continues to be elected at-large.

Austin City Council November 2014 Elections: The November 2014 Austin City Council elections marked a shift from an all-at-large City Council to one elected based mostly on geographic districts. The city's Mayor remains elected at-large.

November 2014 Transportation Bond: Austin City Council members approved a $1 billion mobility bond question for the city's November 2014 elections on Aug. 7, 2014. In it, the city asks for $600 million in funding for a new urban rail system and promised to find an additional $400 million for major road improvements.

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