League of Women Voters Presentations in February

LWV city council
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring, along with KUT, KLRU, and the The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, two sessions that will provide an overview of Austin city government and how Austinites can best participate in city governance. These are designed for all civic-minded residents, and will be available for viewing on the Internet. 
The new City Council will face unprecedented challenges after being elected this November, and will need the informed participation of every constituent. Our goal is to help usher in an effective new City Council with an informed electorate.

When: 

 Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10 am until Noon

and

Saturday, February 22, 2014,10 am until Noon

(doors open at 9:30 – please be seated before 10)

Where: 

KLRU’s historic Studio 6A in the Comm. Bldg.

(SE corner Guadalupe and 26th)

February 8

The City Does “What”?

 A panel discussion on the functions of city government, featuring:

  • Marc Ott, City Manager  
  • Karen Kennard, City Attorney
  • Ed van Eenoo, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
  • Roger Duncan, Former General Mgr, Austin Energy 
  • Garner Stoll, Former Imagine Austin Lead Manager

February 22

Speak Out! 

A panel and audience discussion on how to effectively communicate with city officials, featuring:

  • Nelson Linder, President, Austin Branch NAACP
  • Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos, Chair, Austin Charter Review Committee
  • Susan Morrison, League of Women Voters

In this session, a number of chairpersons of city boards & commissions will explain what they do and how they relate to the Council.  

KUT News’ Joy Diaz and Wells Dunbar will moderate these forums

 

LWV Austin urges civic-minded Austinites to attend

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