Local government is important. It affects us all. Whether we're talking about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the energy we use, or the parks we play in, local government matters. And yet, most of us don't know how it really works...

Our democracy is what allows us to have our way of life with the freedoms we enjoy. But democracy is fragile. It can disappear before our very eyes if we aren’t careful. In order to protect our democracy, everyday citizens must be engaged and step...

Feeling frustrated about the state of the world? Want to do something in 2022 to make a real difference? Join us for our first Common Club members-only AMA (ask me anything) of the year. Austin Common Editor-In-Chief Amy Stansbury will be going through her picks for the top...

SummaryAustin Common Editor-In-Chief Amy Stansbury looks back at some of the biggest moments at The Austin Common in 2021. Action BoxJoin The Common Club and give the gift of a strong local democracy this holiday season. 2021 was quite a year...

Come speak with Representative Vikki Goodwin and City Council Member Paige Ellis! This will be be an extra special constituent coffee chat where you can meet two of your elected officials, discuss your issues and concerns, and meet your neighbors. Join us!...

In preparation for the local elections coming up on Tuesday, November 2nd, we invited our friends at The Austin Common to share their knowledge of local government and civics. Their interactive presentation will teach you the basics of the local government systems and how to use your...

SummaryOn November 2nd, there will be two local City of Austin propositions & eight statewide propositions on the ballot. Action BoxDon't forget to vote! Early voting begins October 18th and lasts through October 29th. Election Day is on November 2nd. Early voting has officially begun. Check...

SummaryOn November 2nd, there will be two local City of Austin propositions on the ballot. Prop B is about a land swap that has the potential to bring more parkland to Austin. Action BoxDon't forget to vote! Early voting begins October 18th and lasts through October...