Meeting Tonight Could Reshape Austin City Council
A citizen panel will vote tonight on recommendations that could shape how Austin elects its city council.
For this week’s Changing Austin, KUT’s Matt Largey talked with Nelson Linder, a member of the Charter Revision Committee, about the effects of possibly electing members from geographic districts and whether a “hybrid” system with some at-large seats would be enough of a change.
We think that if you’re going to change the system for better representation, the best option, I think clearly, based on Austin and around the country, is single-member districts. That way you’re going to give the folks a chance to pick their own leaders, you’re going to challenge them to get involved in the political system, and to have a say-so.
The committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Boards and Commissions Room at City Hall.