Growing up in Dallas, Austin seemed like a magical city that was different from anywhere else I had ever been.
I pictured it as a place where you spent the days drinking margaritas and eating Tex-Mex, and the nights seeing live bands at different clubs. I also figured people immediately met Willie Nelson and became best friends with him.
Although there is plenty of good music and food, living in Austin has taught me that it also has plenty of real-world issues. Reporter Peter McCrady looks at one of those issues, which is what happens now that voters have approved new council district boundaries.
Through a series of applicants and panels, a group will be convened that will help draw the boundaries. Seeing as how the procedure is a bit complicated, we have included a graphic to help clarify the process.
The new council district boundaries matter because they could change which council members are elected in 2014 and beyond.
As the new Central Austin editor at Community Impact Newspaper, it is my job to continue covering the issues impacting Austinites in a way that is relevant and easy to understand. I also hope you will reach out to me with any news tips and ideas that could help make this paper better.
Lastly, it is my hope that if Willie Nelson reads this, he knows my offer for lifelong friendship is still on the table.
Gene Davis, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org