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The 2012 Charter Revision Committee members will meet throughout the end of 2011. Their goal is to recommend charter revisions to the Austin City Council by early 2012.

The Committee purpose is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding proposed City Charter amendment language in three resolutions: you can read them here, here, and here.  They are to make recommendations regarding proposed district maps presented to Council and any maps presented to the Committee in compliance with the districting criteria and guidelines in these resolutions.  See this resolution for additional information regarding the Committee.

For more background information on districting and city demographics, you can visit these links.  You can click here for the next Committee meeting and the Committee agendas and minutes.

The Committee welcomes your comments, ideas, and suggestions!  You can leave your general comments or questions here; see below to leave comments on specific issues before the Committee.

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The 2012 Charter Revision Committee members will meet throughout the end of 2011. Their goal is to recommend charter revisions to the Austin City Council by early 2012. The Committee purpose is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding proposed City Charter amendment language in three resolutions: you can read them here, here, and here.  They are to make recommendations regarding proposed district maps presented to Council and any maps presented to the Committee in compliance with the districting criteria and guidelines in these resolutions.  See this resolution for additional information regarding the Committee. For more background information on districting and city demographics, you can visit these links.  You can click here for the next Committee meeting and the Committee agendas and minutes. The Committee welcomes your comments, ideas, and suggestions!  You can leave your general comments or questions here; see below to leave comments on specific issues before the Committee.   

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Topic: Elections

The Charter Revision Committee is reviewing several issues related to City elections, including: - district representation - election dates - term length for Council Members - campaign contribution limits What are your thoughts on how the committee should proceed with recommended amendments to the City Charter? 

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Topic: Governance

The Charter Revision Committee is reviewing several issues related to governance, including: - whether the City Attorney should report to the City Council, - the appointment of City Council staff; - the appointments of deputy Clerks, Auditors, and City Attorneys by the City Clerk, City Auditor, and City Attorney - the appointment of an AISD Board President representative to the Planning Commission. What are your thoughts on how the committee should proceed with recommended amendments to the City Charter?

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