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December 7, 2017

"I don't think that the right way to get a culture change at the police department is to rip the rug out from under 1,600 officers who are out doing their jobs and serving us right now."


– Chair Rebecca Webber, before the Public Safety Commission voted on Monday to recommend the police union contract to City Council

November 30, 2017

"That a woman may make the decision to have an abortion before a fetus may survive outside her womb is solely and exclusively the woman's decision. The power to make this decision is her right."


– U.S. Federal Judge Lee Yeakel, in his order striking down the state's ban on D&E abortions

November 21, 2017

"After much deliberation, I have decided that I am not strong enough to continue serving, so am resigning with much regret."


– Shudde Fath, 101, resigning from her seat on the Electric Utility Commission, in a letter to City Council Member Delia Garza

November 16, 2017

"The whole officialdom is a totally different animal. We're not employees. We're elected. A lot of the rules don't apply to us."


– State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, to the Texas Tribune, on accountability at the Capitol concerning allegations of sexual harassment

November 9, 2017

"I was just nominated for best activist in the city – of course, I lost to Austin Pets Alive!, because we care more about pets in this city than we care about people that are affected by issues like [police brutality]."


– Austin Justice Coalition founder Chas Moore at Monday’s Public Safety Commission meeting

November 2, 2017

"First, ACA is still the law."


– Elizabeth Colvin, director of Insure Central Texas, encouraging Austinites needing health insurance to enroll under the Affordable Care Act, via www.getenrolledatx.com

October 26, 2017

"Our party should be dynamic and forward-thinking, and it should appeal to our diverse population with an optimistic vision that embraces the future."


– House Speaker Joe Straus, taking a swipe against racists and hard-liners in the Republican Party upon the announcement of his retirement from the Texas House

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

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