Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Video: City Hall public information requests rely on the honor system

Monitor publisher Mike Kanin talks with KXAN’s Sally Hernandez about Sunny Sone’s coverage of how the City of Austin Processes public information requests.

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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.

Communications and Public Information: This city department provides information to the media, engages with stakeholders in the community, and promotes city projects and initiatives.

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