Attend and help the City determine creative space priorities.
Meeting to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8
The public is invited to attend a joint Arts and Music Commission Meeting regarding use of approved bond funds for creative space acquisition and improvements. Community input at this meeting will help the City determine creative space priorities and inform the process that should be considered for any specific project or uses.
Meeting: Joint Arts and Music Commission Meeting
Location: Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Parking: Free on-site and adjacent parking available at 1520 Rutherford Lane Campus
In 2018, the City of Austin voters approved a bond proposition that would provide funding for acquisitions and improvements of creative spaces.
Before the bonds were approved by the voters, Austin City Council adopted Resolution No. 20180809-061 on August 9, 2018, directing staff to recommend a proposed process, description, and criteria for Creative Space Acquisition and Improvements. As part of the resolution, the City Manager must develop and present to City Council recommendations prepared in consultation with the Arts and Music Commissions and in compliance with the use of bond funds. Since these bond funds are part of the bond proposition that authorized funding for community and cultural facilities, libraries, museums, and cultural arts facilities of the City, the City must use the funds in a manner consistent with the rest of the funding and not for economic development.
The Commissions are asking for input from the community via an online survey that was launched in March and open until May 31, 2019, that can be accessed at www.speakupaustin.org/bond-for-creative-space. Survey results will be shared at the meeting. The meeting will provide an additional opportunity for citizens to communicate their ideas. Citizens wishing to speak will be asked to direct their comments towards this specific question: “Given the purpose of the bond funds and the parameters relating to the use of these bond funds, what would ‘success’ for the community look like?”
Spanish translators will be provided at the meeting. The City of Austin is Committed to Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable Modifications and Equal Access to Communications will be provided upon request.