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In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, Diana Gómez (of La Politica) joins Amy Stansbury to cohost our conversation with the candidates running for Austin City Council in District 2 (southeast Austin). Topics of discussion include gentrification/ displacement, police reform, and advancing racial equity
Summary We sat down with several local transportation experts & leaders to talk about Austin’s transportation past and future. Action Box Get involved with one of the many local organizations that work on transportation policy in Austin. This post is sponsored by MoveATX. All Austin Common sponsors
Summary Even though it gets the bulk of media attention, the presidential election won’t be the only race on your ballot this year. There will also be several important races here in Travis County. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in
Summary There are four candidates running to represent District 2 (southeast Austin) on City Council. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as well. Live in southeast Austin? Concerned about gentrification and displacement? Passionate about social justice?
In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury goes over the basics of Prop A, which, if approved by voters in November, could bring a $7.1 billion transit system to Austin. We also take a deep dive into Austin’s transportation history
In the first-ever episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury talks about why voting in local elections is so important, kicking off a series of election-themed episodes to get you prepped for November! Guests include : Austin City Council Member Greg
Summary There are several important races on the local ballot this year, including 5 City Council seats and 2 propositions that could impact the future of transportation in Austin. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as
Summary MoveATX is a coalition of community leaders, advocates, activists, and organizations that want to see a better mobility future for Austin and all of its residents. Action Box Hear about opportunities to get involved in improving Austin’s transportation system by signing up for email
Summary The City of Austin has just released a draft version of the Austin Climate Equity Plan, a visioning document that lays out a path for Austin to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Action Box Look through the new Austin Climate Equity Plan