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If You Thought City Council Meetings Were Good.....

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Austin's City Council holds a rare work session today before tomorrow's scheduled council meeting

Then try a City Council Work Session!

In what may become a regular feature of Austin city business, the City Council meets today for a pre-council meeting "work session." The sessions, which may precede every Thursday council meeting, allow members to discuss council business in a public forum.

The work sessions come after Austin Activist Brian Rodgers made a complaint to Travis County Attorney David Escamilla. That complaint prompted a county inquiry into whether council members were in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act. It's a charge that some council members have disputed.

Council will meet today starting at 1:30 PM. If you can't be there in person, you can drop in on the fun online on Austin's Channel Six.

CORRECTION: This blog entry initially stated that an investigation by Travis County Attorney David Escamilla was prompted by reports in the The Austin Bulldog.  It has been revised.

Mose Buchele focuses on energy and environmental reporting at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mosebuchele.