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Friday, December 12, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

The bulk of how the city will handle the transition of its boards and commissions under the new 10-1 system had been worked out by Thursday’s City Council meeting. Council tied up the few remaining loose ends. In the end, Council members opted to expand the Building and Standards Commission to 22 members, though they could decide to appoint 11 members for now, leaving the option open to appoint a second panel to increase enforcement. Council also opted to retain the Downtown Commission, and maintain the Public Safety Commission and Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Committee as separate entities.

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