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October 19, 2017

"Can we just shoot ourselves?"


– Zoning & Platting Commissioner Ann Denkler, on the CodeNEXT timeline

October 12, 2017

"The only math problem you're gonna have is if you don't take it."


– Abby Lerma, from Elle G and SaulPaul’s hot new pro-math track “Mo’ Math Mo’ Money,” with a video featuring a cameo from Mayor Steve Adler

October 5, 2017

"I apologize for using the word 'pissed.'"


– Zoning and Platting Vice Chair Jim Duncan on his reaction to the city’s affordable housing program

September 28, 2017

"I was fairly young when I got here and now I'm not … funny how fast that happens."


– Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune, on retiring from the University Baptist Church

September 21, 2017

"Our experts include a rocket scientist and a number of Ph.D.s, yet we are having trouble quickly making heads or tails of the new code and map."


– Fred Lewis, upon postponing a Community Not Commodity press conference devoted to analyzing CodeNEXT draft 2.0 on Tuesday

September 14, 2017

"I really don't feel like we need to perpetuate this systemic institutional racism of the past. I think that we can set a better tone."


– Planning Commissioner Trinity White, on Tuesday, just before commissioners voted against staff recommendations for a rezoning of the Montopolis Negro School

September 7, 2017

"To those who are DREAMers: I cannot tell you everything is going to be all right. Today will go down as a disgraceful, horrible day in our nation's history. But we will not give up. We are with you to the end."


– Council Member Greg Casar

August 31, 2017

"Company's coming, and everybody's got chores."


– Mayor Steve Adler, as part of a call to action Wednesday for Austinites to help assemble 6,000 welcome kits for evacuees

August 24, 2017

"We do not choose our history, but we choose what we honor and celebrate on our campus."


– UT President Greg Fenves, announcing the school’s removal of Confederate statues

August 17, 2017

"Gov. Abbott's first-called special session was perfectly designed to flop, and that's exactly what happened."


– State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez

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