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Mayor Leffingwell: Good morning. I want to call this special meeting of the austin city council to order. We're meeting in the council chambers austin city hall, 1 west second street, austin, texas. We will now take up item number 1 to approve an ordinance adopting and levys a property or ad valorem tax for city of austin for fiscal year 2010-2011. This motion must be made using the words required by the texas property tax code. The tax code also requires the vote to be -- vote on this motion to be a roll call vote. And my understanding is that councilmember spelman will not be here today so we are proceeding with six councilmembers which I assume is okay. So the floor is open for a motion.

Cole: Valuation which is effectively 1% increase in the tax rate.

Mayor Leffingwell: Motion by councilmember cole. Is there a second? Seconded by the mayor pro tem. Is there any discussion on this item? We have a motion and a second that the property tax rate be increased by the adoption of a 71 cents per hundred dollar valuation. gentry, please call the roll on this vote.

Council Member cole.


Council Member morrison.


Council Member shade.


Mayor Leffingwell: That motion passes on a vote of 6-0 with councilmember spelman off the dais. So I believe that concludes our agenda for today, so council, without objection, we stand adjourned.

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