Over the last several weeks, Austinites have joined city leaders and organizations to discuss the recent changes to Austin’s public ordinances and to learn about the city’s plan to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness. Get caught up on the most recent discussions and public forums:
- On Tuesday, September 3, St. Edward’s University and the City of Austin recently held a public forum with elected leaders and service providers. The forum featured Mayor Steve Adler, City Council Members representing districts in South Austin, and directors from two of the area’s leading service agencies discussing the challenges society faces and the city’s plan to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness.
- On August 29, The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation hosted a public forum with a Q+A portion featuring Austin Mayor Steve Adler, CEO of LifeWorks Susan McDowell, Executive Director of ECHO Matthew Mollica, Community Advocate for Homes not Handcuffs Chris Harris, Clinical Professor at the LBJ School of Public Policy Sherri Greenberg, and the Downtown Austin Alliance VP of Investor Relations Bill Brice.
- On August 21, The Downtown Alliance was joined by nearly 1,000 Austinites at the Convention Center for our town hall meeting and live Q+A featuring Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Greg Casar, Council Member Kathie Tovo, Council Member Ann Kitchen and Sid Richardson, Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, moderating the discussion .
And don’t forget to check out KLRU’s Decibel series, “Homeless in Austin”, to hear from city leaders, service providers, and folks who have experienced homelessness about what works, what doesn’t, and what changes still need to happen.