Former Austin City Council Member Eric Mitchell has died.
He served just one term on the City Council, from 1994-97. Bruce Todd was Austin's mayor at the time, and he recalls Council Member Mitchell's forceful style on the dais.
"Sometimes his style was to challenge people coming up to speak to us about one thing or the other, whatever it might be that supported his cause or expressed his interest. So he was forceful, but that's what you elected officials for," the former mayor told KUT News.