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Shea, Gómez picked for Affordability Committee

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Two Travis County Commissioners will sit on a special committee created by Austin’s City Council to examine issues regarding affordability in Central Texas. During Tuesday’s Commissioners Court voting session, Brigid Shea and Margaret Gómez were unanimously selected by their colleagues to represent the county on the Regional Affordability Committee. The new 10-1 Council voted during its first meeting in January to create the committee in order to “provide expanded opportunity for transparency, public input and collaboration between taxing jurisdictions to improve how we serve our community,” according to Council Member Delia Garza. Garza will be joined by Council Members Ann Kitchen and Ellen Troxclair as the city’s representatives on the committee. Other local jurisdictions invited to participate include Williamson County, Capital Metro, Central Health, Austin Community College and five school districts including Austin, Del Valle, Pflugerville, Round Rock and Leander. The committee’s first official meeting is scheduled for April 20.

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