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Thursday, January 31, 2019 by Elizabeth PaganoPremium Content
TipSheet: City Council, 1.31.19
Welcome to this week’s TipSheet. Austin City Council is back, with two brand-new members: District 1’s Natasha Harper-Madison and District 8’s Paige Ellis. Today’s agenda looks like a brief one, but we’re eager for the meeting nonetheless, so on to
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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.