The four finalists to become Austin's next police monitor appeared Tuesday afternoon at a public meeting.
City Manager Marc Ott is expected to pick a new monitor from among the four sometime later this month.
Below is a sketch of each candidate and what they had to say during the afternoon meeting, and an earlier meet-and-greet with reporters.
Last week, Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, held her seat in a recount by 12 votes over challenger Dan Neil. However, there's muttering that Neil could challenge that seemingly final result. Is it possible that the GOP can boost their 99 seat majority to a 100 seat super-majority?
Theoretically, yes: Realistically, no.
Puppies! And Kittens!
That's right, the city (not to mention the Hustle) are pulling at your heartstrings for the holidays, as low or no cost pet initiatives are under way this winter season, along with the continuing search for a new Animal Services officer.
This Thursday, City Council's set to tackle 78 items and a few real doozies: the E. 12th permanent supportive housing controversy, an unpopular zoning request along Barton Springs, Central Library action, and lots more.
We've got the agenda highlights after the jump.
Finalists for Police Monitor have been narrowed from the original six to four. And tomorrow, the public can meet them before City Manager Marc Ott's anticipated selection this month.
More deets below the fold.