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The sun sets on the Austin skyline and Congress Street Bridge. (Stuart Seeger/Flickr Creative Commons)
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The City of Austin recently welcomed its first majority female city council, but what's grabbing headlines is a recent workshop to train city staff on how to deal with the shift to a female-centered environment.

One of the speakers, Jonathan K. Allen - who has since been fired from his role as city manager of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. for unrelated reasons - warned the group to expect more questions, and that women aren't as interested in financial arguments.

Ann Kitchen, an Austin city council member, speaks to Here & Now's Robin Young about the workshop and the goals of her council.

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This segment aired on May 15, 2015.

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