AUSTIN’S RACIST “GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENT”

                                          
              Van Os: There at the Birthing                      Martinez: Current Beneficiary


When Dr. Laura Pressley ran for City Council Place 2 against incumbent Mike Martinez, she broke a long-entrenched taboo that designates two Council seats for individuals of specific racial/ethnic lineage.  Originally Places 5 (Hispanic) and 6 (black), the arrangement has not resulted in improved representation of Austin

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