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Friday, April 7, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
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Austin Oaks: The numbers, the fight

In this column, the Austin Monitor will look past our normal, daily coverage in an attempt to reflect on how some of the bigger issues facing Austin are currently playing out at City Hall and beyond.By the time City Council

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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.

Planned Unit Development: A zoning classification designated by the city to allow greater flexibility for projects within its boundaries.

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