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Mike Kanin is the Publisher of the Austin Monitor. As such, he doesn't report on much--aside from the workings of the Monitor--any more. In his previous life as a freelance journalist, Kanin has written for the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post's Express, the Boston Herald, Boston's Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle, and the Texas Observer.
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It reads like something of a fitting farewell to the sitting Austin City Council: The Austin Water Utility will “toast the opening” of Water Treatment Plant 4 this Friday at 2 p.m. Expected dignitaries include Mayor Lee Leffingwell and City Manager Marc Ott. The construction of the plant was a hotly contested debate over a period of decades. We’ll see if the next Council can continue the tradition.
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