Last week, we co-hosted a forum with the candidates for Austin mayor and District 9 city council in partnership with the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA). The forum included mayoral candidates, Mayor Steve Adler and former city council member, Laura Morrison, along with three of the candidates for District 9 including Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Danielle Skidmore, a transportation engineer and downtown resident, and Linda O’Neal, a local school teacher. Leslie Rhode, a former KXAN anchor, moderated 40-minute Q&A discussions with each set of candidates on topics ranging from traffic and homelessness to housing and affordability, with a specific focus on how those issues impact the downtown area.
Austin voters will have more opportunities to hear from the candidates before heading to the polls at upcoming events including a forum hosted by the Austin Chamber and OneVoice on September 24 at the Central Library. Click here for more information.