Ecology Board Chosen

Citizens' Environmental Board Meeting (Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, AS-73-83682-06)

Citizens' Environmental Board Meeting
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, AS-73-83682-06

May 1972

A new citizens' environmental board strengthens the influence of the city's Environmental Department and opens the door for more active citizen participation.

Citizens' boards are a way to communicate directly with the council members. That's the reason why a lot of city managers, quite frankly, do not like citizens' boards, 'cause they can't control them. But in my view, that's great democracy.

— Environmental Attorney Stuart Henry


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