Charter Revision Committee seeks public input

The 2012 City of Austin Charter Revision Committee has established several ways to engage the community as it considers possible charter recommendations including geographic representation through districting, term limits and the authority for City Council to make certain appointments. The Committee website,, lists the various ways people may participate and stay informed. Those include:

In addition to the phone and online participation, all Committee meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. The public may sign up for Citizen Communication, a time designated for the public to address the Committee. Meetings are being conducted throughout Austin to better reach various segments of the community, but you don’t have to live in the meeting area to participate. All meetings start at 6 p.m. Meetings include:

Nov. 17, 2011

Austin Community College, Pinnacle campus

7748 U.S. 290 West

Dec. 1, 2011

George Washington Carver Library

1161 Angelina St.

Jan. 5, 2012

Mexican American Cultural Center

600 River St.

Jan. 19, 2012

Site to be determined

For more information about the 2012 Charter Revision Committee go to the Committee website, The site includes all of the resolutions the Committee is reviewing.