Best PowerPoint Presentations in Council Chambers

Bill Spelman

If there's one thing Bill Spelman knows how to do, it's break things down. For many council watchers, his 2009 overview of reasons not to proceed with Water Treatment Plant No. 4 – a 20-minute presentation, delivered from the dais with the help of slides – was the height of wonking out and a moment many feared would never happen again. But Spelman delivered again this year, presenting a slightly briefer (15 minutes) tour of hiring and spending issues at the Austin Police Department, again with the help of a clicker. Is this what Professor Spelman's classes at the LBJ School of Public Affairs are like?

City Hall, 301 W. Second