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How can I find out who represents me on city council?


City councils can make decisions to implement actions that shape the future of a city, ranging from establishing new city programs to weighing in on proposed future developments.


In Austin, the council consists of 10 representatives who are each elected by residents in a specific geographic district as well as a mayor elected at large. Community Impact Newspaper’s Southwest Austin distribution area includes parts of districts 2, 3, 5 and 8. To find out who represents you, you can enter your address online in the District Lookup tool at www.austintexas.gov/government.


In Sunset Valley, the council comprises six people including the mayor, all of whom are elected at large and work together to represent all residents. More details are posted at www.sunsetvalley.org.


Residents can call or email their city council members or show up at public council meetings to share their thoughts during public comment periods.


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By Kelli Weldon

Kelli joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter and has been covering Southwest Austin news since July 2012. She was promoted to editor of the Southwest Austin edition in April 2015. In addition to covering local businesses, neighborhood development, events, transportation and education, she is also the beat reporter covering the Travis County Commissioners Court.


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