The brand new Austin Police Accountability Coalition (APAC) is encouraging members of the public to attend city meetings to discuss the future Austin Police Monitor. Next meetings are Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 3-5pm and 6-8pm at the Carver Library on Rosewood Avenue.
The next APAC meeting is Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6-8pm at 5604 Manor Road. The public is invited.
APAC plans to issue their first statement over the weekend.
Catch up on the latest activity with these videos:
Here's a video of Austin City Manager Marc Ott answering the question "What do you think of Austin?" at Huston-Tillotson University in Jan, 2010.
Are you an entrepreneur in the Austin area looking to network and learn new ways to build and promote your business? Then be sure to check out the RISE Conference taking place in Austin this week (March 1-5). All the sessions are free and designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. RISE sessions are independently organized by hosts, each of whom chooses his/her own topic and session location. These peer-led forums are limited to 25 participants and take place all over Austin.
The Reality of Our Existence: An Open Dialogue about Critical Issues Impacting Our Community
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators Central Texas Chapter (NFBPA-CTC) will be hosting a community forum entitled “The Reality of Our Existence: An Open Dialogue about Critical Issues Impacting Our Community” at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010, in Huston-Tillotson University’s King-Seabrook Chapel.
A panel of community leaders will discuss immediate, short-term and long-term issues and needs of the Austin community.
“It is imperative that we take this opportunity to consider the issues of particular interest to our community and to establish a plan of action,” Chapter President Deborah Britton said. “We hope that you will join other key community leaders as we address issues including healthcare and well-being, education, criminal justice/police accountability, voting, economic prosperity, digital divide, the census and affordable neighborhoods.”
Dr. Gregory Vincent, Vice President, University of Texas, will moderate. Panel members include:
Art Acevedo, Police Chief, City of Austin
Sam Biscoe, County Judge, Travis County
Dr. Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent, Austin Independent School District
Aston Cumberbatch, Vice President, Seton Family of Hospitals
Dawnna Dukes, Texas State Representative, State of Texas
Dr. Larry Earvin, President, Huston-Tillotson University
Greg Hamilton, Sheriff, Travis County
Marc A. Ott, City Manager, City of Austin
NFBPA is the nation’s premier association of African American public sector leadership. Founded in 1983, NFBPA boasts a membership of more than 3,000 public administrators representing more than 350 local jurisdictions and a national network of 40 chapters.
For more information about this event, contact Anoa Monsho, Public Relations Chair, Central Texas Chapter of NFBPA, at 512-626-8404 or Anthony J. Snipes, Board Member, Central Texas Chapter of NFBPA, at 512-974-2410.
Hosted By Kurt’s BFF’s
Missy Atwood, Robbie & Tom Ausley, Elizabeth Bloch, Joe Brophy, Andy Brown, Tiffany Carnes, Joe Crews, Wade Crosnoe, Jim Ewbank, Marcy Greer, Jerry Harris, Lisa Hobbs, Jennie Hoelscher, Sarah Holland, Lorinda Holloway, Anna Kuhn,
Pat Lochridge, Pamela Madere, Catherine Mauzy, Steve McConnico, Tracy McCormack, Allison & Chris McDade, Kell Mercer, Robert O’Boyle, Dan Richards, Jeannine & Michael Ripp, Rikki Rivers, Amy Schumacher, Laura Sharp, Amanda Taylor, Kim Taylor, and Karen Watkins
Featuring Music By
My So-Called Band
Young people in East Austin, Texas, are coming together to learn about political action and community organizing in a series of events and seminars hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta service sorority. Peep the highlights!
Go to sosalliance.org to view a powerpoint presentation prepared by Austin City Council member Bill Spelman analyzing peak day water demand trends for the City of Austin. His review shows a continuing reduction of peak day per capita water use over the last 30 years. This trend tracks higher density development patterns over this period, and confirms an EPA conclusion that urban density is a key indicator of per capita water use. The denser we grow, with fewer and smaller lawns, the lower our per capita water use.
By pushing more efficient indoor and outdoor water fixtures, for both existing and new homes and buildings, while creating conservation habits of lower water use, we can accommodate population growth for decades to come while keeping our total water use flat.
Los Angeles has added a million people since 1984 while keeping total water use constant. San Antonio has added 400,000 people since the mid-1980swhile using the same amount of water. Austin can do the same - thus avoiding the need for building a billion dollar water treatment plant that will cause water rates to skyrocket.
On Saturday, September 26