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Council Bulletin Board dusted off
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Though repeated rallying cries from former City Council Members Bill Spelman and Laura Morrison to use the City of Austin Council Message Board were more of a running joke than anything else, the new Council has already proved more receptive to the idea. On Wednesday, Council Members Leslie Pool and Ann Kitchen both posted messages about community engagement. Pool posted a message about the creation of a “Public Engagement Task Force,” writing, “Council Members Gallo, Kitchen and Houston will join me to prepare the resolution and we will circulate the proposed documents and agenda item drafts early next week for review and comment, and request placement on the Jan. 29 agenda for appropriate discussion and action.” Kitchen laid out a six-point draft plan to increase community engagement.
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