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Survey rates Council

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

How is the new City Council doing? Ask that question, and you will probably get a variety of answers. This summer, Julio Gonzalez conducted a survey aimed at quantifying Council’s performance, and the data he collected is now online, available here. According to that data, the highest number of participants – 25 percent – identified Council Member Greg Casar as the most effective member, followed by Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, who received the support of 21 percent of respondents, then Mayor Steve Adler, who won 13 percent. Overall, the highest percentage of people (19 percent) gave Council a “1” on a scale of 1 to 10 — “1” being poor, “10” being excellent — with Council getting an average rating of “4”. Gonzalez’s next survey, which assesses the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is now open. Full disclosure: Gonzalez is a member of the Capital of Texas Media Foundation’s board of directorsFriends of the Austin Monitor.

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