In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury kicks off a series about policing in Austin, explaining exactly what changes were made to APD’s budget this past summer and sharing an update on what work has been done since. Guests include Chas Moore of the Austin Justice Coalition, Kathy Mitchell of Just Liberty, and City Council Member Leslie Pool.
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Want to learn more about the City-Community Reimagining Public Safety Task Force? You can learn about upcoming meetings (and watch recordings of previous ones) here.
Chas Moore is the Executive Director & Founder of the Austin Justice Coalition, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people of color by helping them be the driving force behind their own liberation. Chas also serves on the City-Community Reimagining Public Safety Task Force.
Kathy Mitchell is the Policy Coordinator at Just Liberty, a bipartisan 501c(4) organization dedicated to comprehensive criminal justice reform in Texas, from the traffic stop to the local county jail, the courtroom, prisons, parole, and the reentry process. Kathy also serves on the City-Community Reimagining Public Safety Task Force.
Leslie Pool is the Austin City Council member for District 7 (in central Austin). Before becoming the elected representative for District 7, Council Member Pool served in the Travis County Constable’s Office, was Treasurer and member of the Executive Board of Liveable City, and was a co-founder of the Bull Creek Road Coalition, an affiliation of seven neighborhoods and a stakeholder group in the sale and development of state-owned property along Bull Creek Road.