Cronk picks Chacon; Celia Israel launches mayoral committee

City Manager Spencer Cronk announced today that he’s found the guy to be Austin’s new police chief. It’s Joe Chacon, who has been serving as the interim chief since former Chief Brian Manley retired in March. Cronk’s selection must be approved by Council. There is something deeply ironic about the whole situation. Until quite recently, … Continue reading Cronk picks Chacon; Celia Israel launches mayoral committee

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Half way to bikeable: Austin’s milquetoast milestone

In its newsletter last week, the Transportation Department declared that the city has achieved an important milestone: the All Ages & Abilities Bicycle Network is now 50% complete. The AAA Bicycle Network surpassed the halfway milestone at the 207-mile mark on June 19th, upon completion of the protected bicycle lane on Guadalupe Street from Koenig … Continue reading Half way to bikeable: Austin’s milquetoast milestone

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Here comes redistricting

If you follow national politics, you’re likely aware that the ideal of representative democracy is often perverted by partisan redistricting, or gerrymandering. In 17 states, there is a nonpartisan system in place aimed at preventing gerrymandering, but in 33 states the task is left entirely up to elected legislators. Redistricting is a part of local politics too. Tomorrow the … Continue reading Here comes redistricting

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