When councilmember Eric Mitchell attempted to keep East Austin representation off the non-profit board that would redevelop East Austin, the stage was set for the foxes to guard the hen house. Thank goodness, after a loud outcry from some tough chickens, the council overruled him last winter, and four area reps were added to the ARA, previously comprised largely of developers. Now, after monthly meetings and workshops that provided community input, the group has meshed in a true attempt at positive solutions.
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