CG4TX February 2018 meeting: “What do rural and urban Central Texas have in common?”

We’ve heard a lot about the rural-urban divide in politics. At this meeting, which took place on  Saturday, February 3 at the Old Quarry Library, we explored the similarities and differences among their priorities, on topics ranging from criminal justice and gun control to high-speed internet connectivity and traffic congestion.

The panel consisted of several community leaders from Central Texas who helped us explore this “rural-urban divide.” The panel members:

  • Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2
  • Michelle Ryan, community activist from Bastrop
  • Mike Heath, Pflugerville city council member, Place 5

The discussion was moderated by Mike Ignatowski.

About Hamilton Richards

He retired in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. These days he volunteers technical support for Citizens' Climate Lobby (Austin chapter), Common Ground for Texans, (, Integrity Texas (, Austin Rowing Club, and several friends.
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