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Survey gauges citizen satisfaction with new Council

Friday, July 17, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Is the new City Council doing a good job? That’s not a rhetorical question. An online survey is gauging citizen satisfaction with Council members now that they’ve been in office seven months, and so far more than 700 people have participated. The poll, which was created by Austin Monitor board member Julio Gonzalez Altamirano, asks three simple questions: Are you satisfied with how Council is improving Austin, what are the top priorities Council should focus on next, and which Council member is most effectively improving Austin? As of Thursday evening, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo of District 9 and Mayor Steve Adler were neck and neck for first place on that last question, while Council Member Greg Casar of District 4 was a close second – but there’s still time to sway the numbers. The poll closes at 5 p.m. today, July 17, and the results will become visible once the answers are sorted.

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