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In January, Austin will consider doubling the size of the City Council and abandoning the current at-large representation system.
Advocates for Austin switching to a single-member district system -- where a council member would represent a certain part of town instead of the entire city -- have tried five times in the past 30 years to reorganize the council.
This time, they say, Austin's business-led growth might force the council and voters to accept the idea.
Mark Hazelwood, president and CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, says the chamber is watching the issue closely but hasn't taken an official position yet.
Hazelwood says …