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Why an Independent Board for Austin Energy?

Jessie Wang, KUT News

The Austin city council moved one step closer Thursday nighttoward 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 MichaelKanin, reporter for InFactDaily – a website covering city hall and local politics. You can hear our conversation by clicking the player above. 

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at nbernier@kut.org. Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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