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District 1 Candidate Forum
October 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
KUT, the Austin Monitor, Glasshouse Policy, Austin Tech Alliance and A Functional Democracy are hosting a series of forums for candidates running for Austin City Council this fall!
Join us for the City Council District 1 forum on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1164 San Bernard St.
Also, be sure to join us for the rest of the candidate forums in October in each of the districts on the ballot (at least the ones with more than one person running):
District 3 — Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Tamale House East, 1707 East 6th St.
District 8 — Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
District 9 — Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St.
Mayor — Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1164 San Bernard St.
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About Glasshouse Policy
Glasshouse Policy removes the gap between citizens and policymakers, creating a more engaged citizenry and a more responsive and representative government. By acting as a forum for the general public, policymakers, academics, and all other interested stakeholders to debate, compromise, and ultimately craft crowdsourced policy solutions to the major issues the public faces today, Glasshouse Policy engages new ideas, new voices, and new constituencies on critical community issues.
About the Austin Monitor
Five days a week, we bring you the news from Austin City Hall, Travis County Commissioners Court, and multiple other civic entities that make key decisions for central Texas. We stick to the facts. We aim to be fair. When we err, we correct it fast.
About Austin Tech Alliance
Austin Tech Alliance is working to educate and activate the grassroots of Austin’s tech sector as committed, civically engaged Austinites working to promote opportunities for our entire community. As part of that, we developed a set of core principles to align with these efforts.
About A Functional Democracy
Local government is important. It affects us all. Whether we’re talking about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the energy we use, or the parks we play in, local government matters.
And yet, most of us don’t know how to get involved. Voter turnout for local elections in 10 of America’s 30 largest cities is consistently less than 15 percent.
That’s where A Functional Democracy comes in. With our “Beginner’s Guide To Local Government” coloring book, workshops, happy hours, and lecture series, we make it as easy as possible for you to get involved.