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Mike Kanin is the Publisher of the Austin Monitor. As such, he doesn't report on much--aside from the workings of the Monitor--any more. In his previous life as a freelance journalist, Kanin has written for the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post's Express, the Boston Herald, Boston's Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle, and the Texas Observer.
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Austin Monitor Radio: Mayor Steve Adler, the BBB interview
This is the complete recording of Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s live interview with Austin Mayor Steve Adler as part of the Monitor‘s Beers, Brains, and Betterment discussion series. Portions of the interview were broadcast on KOOP for Austin Monitor Radio on February 25. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane Cafe. Program is embedded below.
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Key Players & Topics In This Article
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.
Mayor Steve Adler: Mayor of the city of Austin, elected in November 2014