As the City Council debates whether to establish an independent board to supervise Austin Energy, a growing opposition has seized on a new rallying cry: a “lame duck” council shouldn’t make such a significant change.
On Wednesday, Austinites for Geographic Representation, the coalition that pushed successfully last year to overhaul the city’s election system, said a council with most or all of its members leaving office in November 2014 should be willing to let big matters be resolved by people elected under the new system. Environmental activists, Republicans, neighborhood groups and others who do not typically see eye-to-eye on Austin Energy matters agree a hands-off approach is best.
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