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Zimmerman suggests contract calendar

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

As a direct consequence of City Council’s discussion on Thursday about the Austin Energy waste contract, Council Member Don Zimmerman is pushing for a calendar that shows when city contracts are set to expire in an effort to avoid “firefights” in which Council is pressured to make a quick decision on the eve of a contract’s expiration. During discussion about the waste management contract on Thursday, Zimmerman raised questions about the deadline and why time crunches around contract renewals and solicitations are so common. Zimmerman posted his suggestion on the City Council Message Board but, at the time of press, had yet to receive a reply.

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