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Sunday, January 4, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Kathie Tovo

Your Monitor team is catching up on a couple of radio show posts. Here, Austin City Council Member (and Member-elect) Kathie Tovo shares thoughts on the next Austin City Council. Posted below:

Friday, January 2, 2015 by Mark Richardson

Houston plans to be strong advocate for District 1

District 1 Council Member-elect Ora Houston says that while her new office will be downtown at City Hall, she does not plan to become a stranger back in her Northeast Austin district.“One of the things I have found is that…

Friday, January 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Garza eager to tackle big issues at City Hall

In November, Delia Garza was one of the few City Council members elected outright. In addition to being the first person to represent District 2, Garza is also the first Latina to be elected to the Austin City Council.Last month,…

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by Michael Kanin

For Martinez, 10-1 dominated 2014

Council Member Mike Martinez is fresh off a campaign for mayor, one where he did his level best to bring up big-picture issues. Indeed, as many have reported, affordability and transportation became key notes in the campaign.Still, when he sat…

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Sheryl Cole talks about life on the Council

When we sat down with Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, the first African-American woman elected to the Austin City Council, we asked her what advice she would give to the new Council members.She said, “Respect your colleagues. Value their opinions.…

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Morrison says campaign colored Council in 2014

City Council Member Laura Morrison decided in March that she would not run for mayor. That, of course, did not mean that the decisions by four of her colleagues to seek elected office in 2014 played out far from Morrison’s…

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