Tue August 7, 2012
Council Closer to Setting November Election
The Austin City Council is focusing on the November election in a work session today.
The council is set to consider putting another option on the ballot for voters who want council members to be elected from geographic districts. The so-called “8-2-1” plan would allow for eight council members from geographic districts. The mayor and two additional council members would be elected at-large.
If approved, the option would be one of two on the November ballot. Under the competing “10-1” plan, which was placed on the ballot by petiotion, only the mayor would be elected at-large. Currently, all council members are elected at-large.
The council will also discuss the proposed November bond election today.
The meeting gets under way at 9 a.m. And if you can't make it to city hall, you can watch the meeting online.