29 January 2014 - 9:53,
by Melinda Schiera
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One of LWV’s goals is to increase civic engagement at all levels of government. To this end, the Austin League sponsors and hosts numerous educational events that are open to the public.
We are sponsoring, along with KUT, KLRU, and the The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, two sessions that will provide an overview of Austin city government and how Austinites can best participate in city governance. These are designed for all civic-minded residents, and will be available for viewing on the Internet.
The new City Council will face unprecedented challenges after being elected this November, and will need the informed participation of every constituent. Our goal is to help usher in an effective new City Council with an informed electorate.
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10 am until Noon
Saturday, February 22, 2014,10 am until Noon
(doors open at 9:30 – please be seated before 10)
KLRU’s historic Studio 6A in the Comm. Bldg.
(SE corner Guadalupe and 26th)
A panel discussion on the functions of city government, featuring:
- Marc Ott, City Manager
- Karen Kennard, City Attorney
- Ed van Eenoo, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
- Roger Duncan, Former General Mgr, Austin Energy
- Garner Stoll, Former Imagine Austin Lead Manager
A panel and audience discussion on how to effectively communicate with city officials, featuring:
- Nelson Linder, President, Austin Branch NAACP
- Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos, Chair, Austin Charter Review Committee
- Susan Morrison, League of Women Voters
In this session, a number of chairpersons of city boards & commissions will explain what they do and how they relate to the Council.
KUT News’ Joy Diaz and Wells Dunbar will moderate these forums.
LWV Austin urges civic-minded Austinites to attend.