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