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Pent-up demand on Council Agenda

Friday, August 1, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council members will be voting on the bond language Aug. 7, as part of their very long agenda. Leffingwell said during Thursday’s budget work session that there are currently 169 items on the agenda and likely more to come. Then he asked for a motion to cancel a planned Aug. 21 Council meeting because the Travis County Commissioners’ chambers are not going to be available, as the city had previously planned. That means the next meeting, Aug. 28, will be even longer than it might have been. Spelman objected to giving up that meeting, asking whether staff could not find another spot to meet and Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole suggested that they should meet in a school since school will not have started. Leffingwell explained that the logistics of moving meetings was not so simple, what with security and communications equipment requirements. However, he agreed to postpone consideration of the item until next week.

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