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Two Council meetings Wednesday

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Council has two meetings scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to a post by Mayor Steve Adler on the City Council Message Board, Council will begin with its work session, with a briefing on the new Land Development Code and a special called meeting with four items related to homelessness. It isn’t clear which agenda Council will consider first, but since there are two dueling proposals related to camping, as well as changes to the law to reinstate the prohibition on camping in some areas, that could take a good deal of time and argument. A majority of Council as well as City Manager Spencer Cronk and representatives from Capital Metro have gone with a contingent from the Austin Chamber of Commerce to Minneapolis-St. Paul on their yearly intercity trip. With those Council members enjoying cooler weather and attending lots of briefings, as well as a soccer game, in the Twin Cities, Council moved its usual Tuesday work session to Wednesday. According to Twitter, the group attended panel discussions on regional prosperity, transit and workforce development in the Twin Cities. The chamber is also talking up the Major League Soccer experience in Minneapolis-St. Paul, with one panel on the “community benefits of MLS.”

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