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Council committee assignments offer few surprises

Friday, February 4, 2022 by Amy Smith

By the looks of the new City Council committee assignments approved Thursday, the mayor and most Council members will continue serving in their same appointments – with a few changes.

Incoming Council Member Chito Vela, who will be sworn in Monday, will serve on the Housing and Planning and Public Safety committees, succeeding outgoing Council Member Greg Casar on those committees.

Other changes have Council Member Vanessa Fuentes advancing to chair of the Austin Water Oversight Committee and joining the Audit and Finance Committee. Council Member Mackenzie Kelly moves up to vice chair of Public Safety. Mayor Steve Adler, who oversees the annual committee assignments with input from Council members, removed himself from at least a couple of committees (Audit and Finance and Public Safety), making way for others.

Here’s the complete list of Council committee assignments as well as appointments to intergovernmental entities such as the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board and the Regional Affordability Committee.

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