City Council

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Troxclair looks forward to new adventures

After four years in office as the first Council member from Southwest Austin’s District 8, Ellen Troxclair is stepping down. But her departure from Council doesn’t mean we won’t see her at City Hall, she told the Austin Monitor during…

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Houston: Council should be nonpartisan

In her final speech from the Council dais, Ora Houston urged her colleagues to encourage diversity at every level and to put partisan issues aside. The city’s first representative of District 1 said it is important to look at and…

Friday, December 28, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Tovo to keep focus on housing, homelessness issues in 2019

Questions of where and how people live in Austin – specifically in District 9 – remained a front-of-mind issue for Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo in 2018.Whether she was on the City Council dais or involved in campaign events ahead…

Friday, December 28, 2018 by Jack Craver

Alison Alter relishes academic approach to government

Two years into her tenure on City Council, District 10 Council Member Alison Alter said she remains focused on the reasons she ran for the seat against former Council Member Sheri Gallo.“I didn’t run as a political insider, nor because…

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Ann Kitchen focused on ‘fixing people’s problems’

City Council Member Ann Kitchen is the first member of the 10-1 Council to win re-election unopposed.“I was surprised,” Kitchen said of her lack of opponent in this year’s election. “But I was certainly happy about that. I’m pleased that…

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Jack Craver

Flannigan reflects on ‘crazy, crazy year’

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan believes City Council had a lot more to deal with in 2018 than it should have.Council welcomed a new city manager, found new chiefs for the police and fire departments, engaged in an extended dispute with…

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