Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Candidates Forum - tonight


You are invited to attend . . .


Who:         The North Austin Coalition of Neighborhoods (NACN)


What:        Candidates Forum on North Austin specific issues


When:       Tuesday, April 26, 2011

                  6:30 p.m. doors open – "Meet and Greet" with Candidates

                  7:00 – 8:35 p.m. Candidates Forum for North Austin


Where:      Lanier High School, 1201 Payton Gin Road, Austin, TX


Why:         North Austin has specific needs in the areas of crime, panhandling, traffic and neighborhood infrastructure, and expects City leadership to address these concerns with cost effective, sustainable and compassionate solutions.



All candidates have been invited.  The following are scheduled to attend.

Place 1: Chris Riley (incumbent), Josiah Ingalls

Roger Chan and Norman Jacobson were invited but have chosen not to attend.


Place 3: Randi Shade (incumbent), Kris Bailey, Max Nofziger, Kathy Tovo


Place 4: Laura Morrison (incumbent), Eric Rangel

Toby Ryan was invited but has chosen not to attend.


The questions for this forum are specific to North Austin concerns and have been compiled from over 150 responses to the survey that was published in February by NACN.


This forum is a joint effort of the member neighborhood associations in North Austin Coalition of Neighborhoods. It will be moderated by the president of Gracywoods Neighborhood Association, Francoise Luca.


NACN members:  North Austin Civic Association, Walnut Creek Neighborhood Association, North Creek / Georgian Acres Neighborhood Association, Quail Hollow Neighborhood Association, Mockingbird Hill Neighborhood Association, Gracywoods / North Park Estates Neighborhood Association

NACN is a a grass-roots coalition of neighborhoods in 78758 and 78753 working to create community-led change, mentor businesses and communities, and fix neighborhood issues in our area. More details on the NACN three year plan can be found at:  http://northaustin.weebly.com/nacn---thinking-forward.html or visit: http://www.main.org/nacn/