Compared to recent all-night gatherings, tonight’s meeting of the Austin City Council should set a land-speed record.
That’s because the only topic on the agenda is the inauguration of the council members – all incumbents – and the naming of the council’s Mayor Pro Tem.
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, plus council members Sheryl Cole, Mike Martinez and Bill Spelman will be inaugurated at City Hall this evening.
It’s the second consecutive term for Leffingwell and Spelman, and the third term for Martinez and Cole. Cole is currently Mayor Pro Tem, a largely ceremonial position that involves running meetings and attending events in the mayor’s absence, and is likely to be re-elected again.
The fun starts at City Hall, 301 W. Second St., tonight at 6 p.m.