Save the Date: State of the City Dinner & Auction

State of the City

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the LWV-AA 2018 State of the City Dinner and Auction on March 7, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Register HERE today for Early Bird Tickets!

Donations for Auction Needed

If you would like to make a donation for the auction, please click here for the donation form.

Award Nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for the State of the City Awards. If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out this form before December 15.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to Sponsor the State of the City Dinner, please click here for more information.

 

Photos from 2017’s State of the City Event:

LWV-AA CodeNEXT Recommendations

Action Alert: CodeNEXT

LWV-AA hosts an expert panel on CodeNEXT and affordability on June 4, 2017

Members of the League of Women Voters Austin Area have attended meetings on the proposed City of Austin CodeNEXT land development code in all ten Austin council districts. LWV-AA also hosted a public forum with experts on land development and housing affordability, to give us insight into these crucial issues in Austin. 

After careful review of the proposed code and consideration of the public input, the League offers these comments and suggestions to specific parts of the code. They conform to these principles of the League:

  • An open and transparent system of governance; 
  • More public participation in the land development process;  
  • Adequate opportunity for the public to weigh in on decisions; 
  • Opportunity for decision makers to receive more public input to carefully weigh the issues before them.

View LWV-AA’s CodeNEXT Draft #2 Recommendations, October 2017 (PDF)

View LWV-AA’s previous CodeNEXT Draft #1 Recommendations, June 2017 (PDF)

If you agree with these recommendations, please contact your City Council Member and request they support the League’s suggested comments. If you don’t know which council district you live in, click here for details.

Upcoming Programs: October

The following upcoming meetings are designed to help us review and update the existing LWV Austin Area Policy Position Statements in six areas:

  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • Environmental Quality
  • Criminal Justice
  • Affordable Housing

Members: if you’d like to volunteer for a Positions Update Committee, please consider attending our Informational Lunch on October 11 at 11:30-1 at Cafe Express, OR send an email to VP of Programs, Lea Masiello.

Education and Criminal Justice:

One Judge’s Response to Truancy with an Innovative Approach to Support Families

South Unit Meeting:
Wed, October 11, 7pm9pm
11001 La Roca Cove, Austin, TX 78739 (map)
Hosted by Charlotte Slack
 

North Unit Meeting:
Wed, October 18, 7pm – 9pm
7917 W Rim Dr, Austin, TX 78731 (map)
Hosted by Judy Parken
 
Justice of the Peace Susan Steeg presents her innovative program to decriminalize truancy by providing social services and support to families. This is an important meeting for the Education and Criminal Justice Position Update Committee members.
 

Education:

Innovative Education at Austin Community College

General Meeting:

Wed, October 25, 6pm – 7:30pm
6101 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752 (map)
(Meet in front of the Social Staircase, ACC Highland Campus)
 
This meeting highlights how the ACC Highland Campus supports student success, transforms learning and develops the Austin Area workforce. Tour the Math Accelerator with 600 computer stations, the largest in the country. After a tour of the Learning Lab, LWV-AA will hold a forum with speakers from ACC administration, the Math Accelerator, ACC students representing the adult population seeking an associate’s degree, faculty from Free Minds, and faculty from the Biosciences Incubator. This general meeting will be of particular interest to members of the Education Position Update Committee.

Join us for our 2017 Fall Kick-Off Meeting

The League of Women Voters of the Austin Area
invites you to join us for the

2017 Fall Kick-off Meeting

Presentation and Status Report: Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities

Sunday, September 24, 2017
2:00-4:00 PM
King-Seabrook Chapel, Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon Street
Austin, Texas 78702
(Map)
Registration begins at 1:30

Featuring Hon. Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin

and Task Force Report Co-Authors:

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University

Dr. Paul Cruz, Superintendent, Austin Independent School District

Followed by Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrar training by Hon. Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar (4-5 PM.) 

Everyone is welcome and admission is free!

Read the Task Force report 

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