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In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury shares the importance of city boards & commissions and explains how you can apply to serve on one. Guests include current board/commission members Pooja Sethi & Rocky Lane, as well as Austin City
Summary In the City of Austin, boards and commissions are groups (made up of volunteers) that advise City Council on a variety of key issues. Action Box Now is a great time to apply to serve on a board or commission. If you’re interested in
About The Organization This post is from the National Parks Conservation Association, a nonprofit organization that works to protect and preserve our country’s national parks for present & future generations. Action Box Submit your comments on the Regional Haze Plan to the Texas Commission on
Summary Over the course of this past year, the City of Austin has released 3 major studies, investigating racial disparities & racism within the Austin Police Department. Action Box You can help shape Austin’s reimagining public safety efforts by filling out an online survey here.
In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury sits down with public education advocate Laura Yeager to give you a little civics lesson on the importance of local school boards. After that, we interview several of the candidates running in Austin’s
About The Author This post was written by the team at Austin Resource Recovery. Austin Resource Recovery is the city department responsible for trash, recycling, & composting services in Austin. Action Box Celebrate the holidays this year in a way that is eco-friendly and COVID-safe.
Summary Two AISD school board races are headed to a runoff election on December 15th. Action Box Don’t forget to vote! 5.23 percent. That was the voter turnout in Travis County as of December 8th, nearly a week into early voting. That’s not great,
Summary Two Austin City Council races are headed to a runoff election on December 15th. Action Box If you live in Austin City Council District 6 or 10, don’t forget to vote! Thought the election was over? Here in Austin, we’ve still got a few
Summary December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving & generosity. Action Box Visit AmplifyATX.org to donate to your favorite local nonprofit. This post is sponsored by I Live Here I Give Here. All Austin Common sponsors are screened by The Austin Common team
Summary A lot has been done since City Council voted to make $150 million in historic cuts & potential changes to APD over the summer. Keep reading for an update on the latest! Action Box Participate in our city’s effort to reimagine public safety by
About The Author This post was written by the City of Austin Transportation Department, which is committed to providing the most safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable roadway, bikeway, walkway and transit system for our community. Action Box Try making your commute more sustainable by finding