One mayor. Six council members. 10 stories.
While the Austin City Council lacked for an overarching theme in 2012 – nothing like the months-long roil of 2011’s open meetings act or Formula 1 controversies – it faced a decidedly full agenda.
But ironically, 2012 may be remembered more for the change it initiated to future councils that the actions of this one. With the council safely on hiatus until Jan. 17, 2013, KUT News is taking a look back at the year that was.
1. Switch to Single-Member Districts
Austin has rarely, if ever, had such an important local election.