Advocacy Update: Budget Town Hall Dates Announced

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City Council and key city leaders want to hear from you about your thoughts and priorities for the city budget! New this year to the budget development process are town halls in each district attended by that district’s City Council Member, new City Manager Spencer Cronk, and Deputy Chief Finance Officer Ed Van Eenoo.

We know that parks are a critical part of our urban infrastructure, and have tremendous health, environmental, economic, and educational benefits as well. Unfortunately, Austin’s parks and trails are severely underfunded – PARD has $700MM in backlogged capital projects, and the list of projects and maintenance deferred for lack of funds grows every year. These town halls are a great opportunity to share directly with your Council Member and city leadership that parks should be a funding priority in Austin. Elected officials and staff say that constituent feedback is crucial to their decision-making – please join APF as we call on City Council and city leadership to make our parks a priority!

Can’t Attend a Town Hall?

Unable to attend your district’s town hall, or feeling sad because it already happened? Turn that frown upside down! There’s no better time than right now to call or email your Council office to let them know that parks are a funding priority for you. Not sure how to reach out to your Council office? Check out our advocacy page here to find emails, phone numbers and more. You can also attend any district town hall, or if you’d prefer, you can complete the City’s budget survey on SpeakUp Austin here.

Town Hall Dates & Locations

Note: Some district offices have not yet announced full details, so please check the Speak Up Austin website for more info as it becomes available.

May 12, 2018
District 1 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Millennium Youth Complex
10 a.m. – Noon
1156 Hargrave Street, 78702

May 15, 2018
Mayor’s/Citywide Budget Engagement Town Hall

Austin Central Library
6:30-8 p.m.
710 W. Cesar Chavez Street, 78701

May 16, 2018
District 2 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Learning and Research Center
6:30-8 p.m.
2800 Spirit of Texas Drive, 78719

May 19, 2018
District 3 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center
10-11:30 a.m.
2100 E. 3rd Street, 78702

May 21, 2018
District 6 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Spicewood Springs Branch Library
6:30-8 p.m.
8637 Spicewood Springs Road, 78759

May 22, 2018
District 5 Budget Engagement Town Hall

South Austin Senior Activity Center

6:30-8 p.m.
3911 Manchaca Road, 78704 


June 5, 2018
District 4 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Gus Garcia Recreation Center
1201 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753

June 11, 2018
District 9 Budget Engagement Town Hall

City Hall Atrium
301 W. 2nd St, 78701

June 18, 2018
District 10 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Shalom Austin
6:30-8 p.m.
7300 Hart Lane, 78731

June 19, 2018
District 7 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Northwest Recreation Center
6:30-8 p.m.
2913 Northland Drive, 78757

June 21, 2018
District 8 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Austin Pizza Garden
6266 US-290, Austin, TX 78735