Budget Town Halls + Parks

Lady Bird Lake
photo from the Austin Parks Foundation

Sponsored Post – from the Austin Parks Foundation 

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!

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 16 2018
District 8 Budget Engagement Town Hall

Location TBD
10 a.m.-Noon

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

Please note – editorials and sponsored posts are written by guest writers to inform and educate the community on a variety of different viewpoints, as well as to share information about local eco-friendly businesses and organizations. However, they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Austin EcoNetwork. 

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