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The Downtown Austin Alliance’s Issues & Eggs series is back and better than ever. We’re bringing experts to the breakfast table to provide perspective on the challenges and unique opportunities downtown faces. Join us as we unscramble complex issues one community conversation at a time. Register for April 25’s event now.

Once per quarter, we bring together guests to give the public an opportunity to learn about the critical turning points we face as a city. Learn more about our past guests and events below and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when new events are announced!

Building Futures: Creative Solutions to Attainable Housing

The Downtown Austin Alliance’s Issues & Eggs is bringing together housing and economic experts to share perspectives on the challenges with housing in Austin and the opportunities to plan proactively for more attainable and affordable options. Join us as we unscramble complex issues one community conversation at a time.

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Innovative Approaches: Mental Health Diversion in Travis County

In February 20224, we learned more about the launch of Travis County’s Mental Health Diversion Pilot and planning efforts toward the creation of a permanent Mental Health Diversion Center. The pilot will leverage existing behavioral health services, contracts and facilities to expand and bolster resources. Panelists Andy Brown, Ann Howard, and Sally Hernandez, have been deeply involved in planning efforts, having conducted site visits in Miami, Nashville, Houston and Tuscon and more to understand diversion center best practices.

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Connecting People & Places with Austin Light Rail

In November 2023, we brought together Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) leaders Lindsay Wood, Peter Mullan and Courtney Chavez to hear how they’re working to design and implement Austin Light Rail to reflect the values and priorities of our community. After the presentation and a short Q&A, folks coukd learn more about ATP’s research so far and give feedback to the team on various prompts, like “What impact do you hope the light rail will make in your community?”.

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A Balanced Approach: Homelessness in Austin

In September 2023, guests heard from our panelists Chris Baker, Jo Kathryn Quinn and Kirkpatrick Tyler on how Austin’s taking a more balanced approach to serving our unhoused population. Read the full September 2022 Issues & Eggs Recap for more details and key takeaways from the event.

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