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Put Ott on Standby, Save $10-15 million on Tasers

Did you see yesterday’s Statesman coverage that City Manager Marc Ott is a finalist for a new position in Washington

Austin City Manager, Marc Ott, receives a present from Formula 1
Austin City Manager, Marc Ott, receives a present from Formula 1

DC?

We wish him luck and hope he gets the job.

Importantly, Council is scheduled to vote on his annual compensation and contract this coming Thursday. Common sense tells us that they should push that decision out one Council meeting to August 4th, to see if Mr. Ott has been chosen for the new position.

You also have a chance to save Austin a cool $10-15 million tomorrow by asking Council to deny an overpriced contract for tasers in Item 54 tomorrow. Ask them to find another company – very helpful background here by Deb Russell.

Ask the Council to delay Items 74 and 54 right here:  http://austintexas.gov/email/all-council-members

That’s all you gotta do for now, Austin.

Get after it y’all!

PS There’s an informal online poll about Ott’s performance by Austin Business Journal. Check it out here.

One Response to Put Ott on Standby, Save $10-15 million on Tasers

  1. Please stop giving raises to people who already earn gross salaries like the upcoming consideration of the City Manager. And require competitive bids for the upcoming selection for police cameras, that will save the City of Austin as much money as possible, in order to be funneled into other legitimate needs. Thank you.

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