With early voting underway in the first Austin City Council election under its 10-ONE structure, many student neighborhoods — such as West Campus and Hyde Park — are located in District 9, but Riverside also has a notable student population located in District 3, where 12 candidates are vying for its seat.
With early voting underway, three major mayoral candidates stressed the importance of students affecting change with the Austin City Council’s first election under its 10-ONE structure, which divides the city’s representation into 10 geographic districts.
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg discuss the reinstatement of the controversial state voter ID law, the impending launch of Google Fiber in Austin and the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa as well as the two Dallas health care workers who have tested positive for the virus. They are joined by crime reporter Natalie Sullivan to discuss this week in crime and Austin’s stricter implementation of the city’s sound ordinances.
The preliminary hearing for former Longhorn football wide receiver Kendall Sanders, who was charged earlier this summer with a second-degree felony for sexual assault, as well as improper photography, was rescheduled again Friday.