How much time did the Austin City Council spend in late-night meetings last year?

Mayor Steve Adler wants to institute a hard and fast rule for City Council meetings: they have to be done by 11 p.m.

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That’s because, according to an American-Statesman review, more than half of Austin’s regular voting City Council meetings, which start at 10 a.m., ran past 7 p.m. last year and six ran past midnight. That’s longer than San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.

And once the Council went past 10 p.m., they spent a grand total of 14 hours and 51 minutes of time in City Council meetings past 10 p.m. in 2016.

That got us thinking: What else could you do in 15 hours?

Here are some possibilities:

The council is expected to consider Mayor Adler’s meeting suggestions Tuesday.

Bridget Grumet and Elizabeth Findell contributed to this blog post.

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