Hey, $25 Is Cheap for This Crowd

Local activist irked City Hall mixer open to the public – for $25.

Local goo-goo gadfly and energy conservation proponent Paul Robbins points out the upcoming League of Women Voters Meetup With City Council and County Commissioners is open to the public – if you cough up 25 bucks, that is. Dismayed that the public's gotta pay to "to meet and exchange ideas with City Council Members and County Commissioners," Robbins writes Chronic with the following:

"The crusade for citizens to regain use of City Hall takes a strange twist. In this Chapter, citizens have to pay to see elected officials in a public building, but I cannot hold a press conference without permission. I don't think this is illegal, but it is not a shining populist moment."
Maybe not, but it sure is cheaper than buying dinner across the street at III Forks. Have you seen David Armbrust's expense tab lately? Ouch!

After the fold, more details on the LWV meetup.

From the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17, 2007

League of Women Voters Schedules Meetup Reception

For City Council Members and County Commissioners

A Meetup Reception for the public to meet and exchange ideas with City Council Members and County Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, November 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the atrium at Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. The reception is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of
the Austin Area as a public service to the community.

At the reception the League will introduce its newly-formed Observer Corps, which monitors and reports on actions taken by the governing officials of our city and county.

Each of the elected officials will give a brief talk, and citizens will have an opportunity to give feedback to them about issues of concern.

The admission price of $25 (tax-deductible) includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. Free parking available in the garage.

Reservations may be made by calling the League office at 451-6710 and mailing a check to the LWV Education Fund, 1011 West 31st St., Austin, TX 78705.

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