(Community Matters) Nice write ups on the four candidates, two serious ones at this point. One more on Saturday. A Jew, a Mexican and an African American – each from middle class backgrounds, first in families to attend college, each successful in their careers, each committed to giving back.
Steve’s interview good – authentic, relaxed and candid.
Mike Matinez did a good job too – of course spinning his eight years on the job. The one spin I can’t abide is he now calls for accountability while he doggedly defended White Construction/JW Marriott while they were flaunting the terms of their City of Austin subsidy (a la fee waivers), refusing to pay required fair worker wages. I’m glad he’s come around.
Todd Phelps and Randall Stephens interviewed too.
Sheryl Cole has’t officially declared (she will Saturday) so not included in this round of Austin Chronicle profiles.
Nice set of articles and perspectives from the Chronicle. Clearly, Steve is the right person to lead and facilitate the upcoming Council transition.