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Tag Archives: District 1

Monday, August 6, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 1 candidate Reedy Spigner

This week, City Council candidate Reedy Spigner joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why he’s running for the District 1 seat, and to explain what issues he hopes to tackle if elected. It’s…

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 1 candidate Vincent Harding

This week, former Travis County Democratic Chair Vincent Harding sits down with freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why he’s running for City Council and explain what issues he is hoping to tackle for District 1.…

Friday, June 22, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 1 candidate Mariana Salazar

In this week’s radio show, City Council candidate Mariana Salazar joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why she wants to represent District 1, and how her background led her to seek public office.…

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Houston withdraws, and Harding enters, in race for D1 Council seat

Austin’s City Council District 1, which is made up almost entirely of portions of East Austin, will definitely have a new representative in 2019, with current Council Member Ora Houston announcing Wednesday she will not seek re-election. Houston’s decision came…

Monday, April 9, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Monitor Radio: District 1 candidate Natasha Harper-Madison

This week, Natasha Harper-Madison joins Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard and editor Elizabeth Pagano to talk about why she’s running for City Council’s District 1 seat and what led her into local politics. To hear her take on local issues,…

Monday, February 5, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor Radio: District 1 candidate Lewis Conway Jr.

This week, District 1 City Council candidate Lewis Conway Jr. sits down with Austin Monitor editor Elizabeth Pagano and freelancer Caleb Pritchard for a conversation about why he’s running for office, why there is some question about whether he can serve…

Thursday, December 28, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Houston stays true to her district

Council Member Ora Houston sums up this past year as “very interesting.”Speaking to the Austin Monitor, Houston started her review of 2017 by stressing her continued commitment to outreach in her district, which informs the work she does downtown at…

Monday, December 11, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Community activist launches campaign for District 1 seat

Council Member Ora Houston is the first representative of the city’s first district and she’s also the first incumbent to draw a serious challenger in the 2018 election.Last Monday afternoon in East Austin, community activist Lewis Conway Jr. announced his…

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission gives support to East Austin arts hub

The Music Commission gave its approval Monday to a request for support from Mosaic Sound Collective, an East Austin project that has been proposed as a future hub of music and jobs for Austin musicians.Mosaic organizers are currently preparing a…

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Houston eyes community engagement in 2017

Before taking a look back over the past year, City Council Member Ora Houston wanted to make one thing crystal clear.“I consider myself a public servant, not a politician,” she said. “So I don’t talk like, I don’t do like,…

Monday, December 28, 2015 by Jack Craver

Ora Houston recalls challenging but rewarding year

In an interview with the Austin Monitor, City Council Member Ora Houston called her first year on Council “extremely rewarding” but said that the job had a “steep learning curve.”In addition, the changes to city government that 10-1 promised may…

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Jo Clifton

Council hears appeal of affordable housing case

As its first land use case, City Council heard an appeal of a conditional use permit for an affordable housing project Thursday. One thing Council members learned immediately is how difficult fulfilling all of their campaign promises might be, especially…

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