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"...proposals. If you can't make it in person, contact Mayor Kirk Watson via telephone (499-2250), letter (Kirk Watson, 124..."

June 2, 2000 Column

Naked City
Travis County GOP Chair Alan Sager is considering organizing a petition drive to recall Kirk Waston and City Council; Jerry Rusthoven is Jackie Gooman's new aide; Linda Dailey is Danny Thomas' aide; Will Wynn has hired Frank Kopic as his executive secretary; Kristen Vassallo leaves Bill Spelman's office to become Kirk Watson's chief of staff; Smithville residents are opposed to zoning change
"...What's all this about petition drive to recall Mayor Kirk Watson and his council? For now, it's just..."

May 26, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council Watch
Details of the Bradley Settlement are finally made public and opened up to debate; Bill Spelman announces that he will not run for re-election to Place 5.
"...that; and what's done, according to city leaders including Mayor Kirk Watson, is all but impossible to undo...."

Feb. 18, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Naked City
The Charter Review Committee comes out with recommendations for city council elections, including single-member districts, a larger council, and possibly proportional representation.
"...larger, 10-member City Council elected by district, plus a mayor elected at-large, by May of 2002 -- is approved..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Peace at Last? City, Gary Bradley Strike the Deal to End All Deals
"...the best-trained laypersons are qualified to do. According to Mayor Kirk Watson, however, no one should expect to revolutionize..."

Feb. 11, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
Council moves out of City Hall annex, addresses the needs of poor, examines csc's record on hiring minority contractors, approves neighborhood proposal for the chamption tract, names a designer of the Mexican American Culture Center.
"...(see "This Week in Council," below). With more former mayors and council members in attendance than you could shake..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

The Year It All Went Wrong
Looking back at club closings in Austin in 1999.
"...During the fall of 1998, Mayor Kirk Watson unveiled a plan to bring software developer..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Chief Countdown
Austin police prepare for A2K; Chief Stan Knee says the evening will be almost business as usual
"...and when the Austin Police Department was approached about Mayor Watson's idea for a downtown party...."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Council Watch
Council divided on Gotham condo project; Jesus Garza gets a big raise; East Austin residents voice concerns about the future of the brown building and flood control.
"...Gotham off the riverfront. As if expecting Griffith's charge, Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman was ready with an alternate..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Council Watch
City and developer Gary Bradley reach agreeement on development
"...Mayor Watson followed Slusher with a long and thoughtful meditation..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

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