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Jo Clifton is the Politics Editor for the Austin Monitor.
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Stories by Jo Clifton
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Jo Clifton
Over the course of the 30 years that this writer has been watching Austin city politics, there has been no Council that failed to meet together in groups of two or three at various times to discuss their opinions and…
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Jo Clifton
As media outlets reported Monday that Mayor Lee Leffingwell plans to submit the question of single-member districts to voters once again, this time in 2012, at least two unaffiliated groups jumped on the bandwagon. The story, initially reported in…
Friday, December 17, 2010 by Jo Clifton
After hearing from numerous opponents of Water Treatment Plant 4, Council voted 4-3 late Thursday night to allow Austin Water Utility to use part of the Bull Creek Greenbelt for a permanent retrieval shaft, subterranean tunnel and staging area for…
Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Jo Clifton
Under pressure from City Manager Marc Ott over legal advice related to the release of a report on the shooting death of Nathaniel Sanders, City Attorney David Smith announced his decision to retire on Wednesday. Smith, who became City Attorney…
Thursday, May 13, 2010 by Jo Clifton
The criminals who caused a huge sewage spill over the Edwards Aquifer near Circle C this weekend may have had even bigger plans. In addition to prying off a manhole cover and stuffing enough debris into the 15-inch line to…