Austin's NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Austin

Why an Independent Board for Austin Energy?

electric line jessie wang.jpg
Jessie Wang, KUT News
/

The Austin city council moved one step closer Thursday night toward creating an independent board to oversee the city-owned electric utility – Austin Energy. The council approved the transition on first reading – with council member Kathie Tovo absent. The ordinance has to be approved on three readings.

Why is the city council doing this? I put that question to Michael Kanin, reporter for InFactDaily – a website covering city hall and local politics. You can hear our conversation by clicking the player above. 

Related Content