Best of Austin More 2011 Critics Politics & Personalities Sharpest Legal Eagle: Sanford Levinson, UT Law School Best Party Partner: Austin Energy's Solar Trailer Best New Nickname: Rep. Donna 'Landslide' Howard Best Proactive Neighborhood on Transit Issues: Southwood Best Assbackward City Project: Back-In Angle Parking Best Grassrootsiest Movement: Save Texas Schools Best Way To Chart Local Crime: Krimelabb Best Retired Plumber With Some Claims to Fame: Jake Perry Best Hammer Hunters: Travis County District Attorney Best Voices, Lifted and Sung: Wesley United Methodist Church Choir Best Place To Recharge: South First SolarPump Best Municipal Fashion Statement: Water Treatment Plant No. 4 Polos Best Lady of the Gays: Mary English Morrison Best Dulcet Tone (Sacred and Secular): Rabbi Neil Blumofe Best Sweet Faces in the Face of Disaster: Bastrop Volunteer Reception Center Best Organic Assistance: Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

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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?

Bill Spelman, City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2256,

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