On Thursday Austin Mayoral runoff candidates Steve Adler and Mike Martinez recorded Civic Summit: Mayoral Runoff Conversation, an hour-long discussion about the leadership qualities each would employ if they are elected on December 16. Our Sunday News Brief includes excerpts from that debate. The entire debate is online and will air on KLRU on Friday, November 21 at 8pm.
A point of discussion in this election has been what the mayor’s role will be in wrangling discussion and debate among the ten new city council members.
“Whether you’re a district council member from east or west Austin, your issues are going to be the same,” explained Martinez. ”As mayor, you find that common ground, and you build on that common ground.”
“We have one city here,” said Adler. ”And we either move together as a whole city or none of us are going to be moving together.
You can watch the entire debate online here.
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