Austin: Environmental Elections Forum April 9th!

April 6th, 2009

There’s a lot of local races going on in Texas for elections to city councils, for mayors, and more.

This week in Austin, there’s an exciting event scheduled. The environmental elections forum is April 9th beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall. Here are the details and some background:

From before its founding over 170 years ago, Austin has attracted outsiders and retained its native citizens due largely to its natural beauty and diverse setting straddling the Texas Hill Country and the Blackland Prairie to the East. But preserving our environmental heritage has never been easy and has always required the committed struggle of the citizenry.

Will Austin remain a green, livable city tomorrow? Only if Austinites take the initiative today to protect our environmental heritage.

Join us at the Combined Environmental Mayoral/City Council Forum on April 9 to ensure that voters select the candidates best suited to protect and preserve Austin’s environmental inheritance. For further details and to view responses to our candidate questionnaire, please click here.

2009 Combined Environmental Mayoral/City Council Forum
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers

5:30pm: Reception + Intro
6:00pm-6:30pm: Place 6 (Cole (I) vs. Osemene)
6:35pm-7:05pm: Place 1 (Riley vs. Cavazos)
7:10pm-7:40pm: Place 2 (Martinez (I) vs. Quintero)
7:45pm-7:55pm: Place 5 (Spelman)
8:00pm-9:00pm: Mayor

Refreshments will be served.

Brought to you by the following groups:

American Youthworks, Austin Metro Trails and Greenways, Austin Permaculture Guild, Austin EcoNetwork, Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance, Citizen Gardner, Clean Water Action, Environment Texas, League of Bicycling Voters, OHPEN, PODER, Public Citizen, Save Barton Creek Association, Save Our Springs Alliance, Sierra Club, Austin Chapter, SEED Coalition, Solar Austin, Sustainable Food Center, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Texas Climate Emergency Campaign, Texas Environmental Democrats, Texas Green Network

Special kudos to Robin Schneider of the Texas Campaign for the Environment for bringing all this together. Austin – hope to see y ‘all on Wednesday!