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CAG has new chair

Monday, February 8, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Last week, the city’s Land Development Code Advisory Group held its officer elections and chose Jim Duncan as the new chair of the group, which now has 18 members. Dave Sullivan, the former chair, was elected vice chair after a close election in which Sullivan opted not to vote for himself. Sullivan told the Austin Monitor that in his past (extensive) experience on city commissions, elections had been fairly rote. This time, however, things were a little more divided. “There were eight votes for Jim, and that was half the people there. We had 16 people there. So, I kept my hand down and I didn’t vote, so it was seven votes for me,” said Sullivan, who explained that it actually takes 10 votes to pass a motion (or election), and so he opted to withdraw from the election. “I didn’t want to win that way,” said Sullivan, who was unanimously elected to the position of vice chair.

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