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Zimmerman stays in the headlines

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

This week, the Austin Bulldog reported that District 6’s own City Council Member Don Zimmerman paid his wife to work on his campaign, which could run afoul of campaign finance laws. For his part, Zimmerman remains focused on Council spending. Yesterday, he took aim at funding public art and proposed a Feb. 12 resolution that would end the practice of earmarking 2 percent of eligible Capital Improvement Project construction budgets for public art. Zimmerman’s proposal has yet to make it to the agenda. (It is here, though, on the Council message board.) However, there are two items on the agenda that seem to have triggered Zimmerman, both concerning art for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport expansion. Artists for the project have already been selected and approved by the Austin Arts Commission. More information about the process can be found in the City Council backup, under agenda items eight and nine.

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