City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Austin, Texas – Following the severe weather events of Winter Storm Uri that impacted residents in February 2021, the City of Austin has established a Winter Storm Review Task Force to identify strategies for building a more resilient, better-prepared city and community response for future disasters.
The Task Force will hold open public listening sessions during which individuals and organizational representatives can share information, experiences, and recommendations related to the winter storm and resulting crises. The Task Force's role will be to create a structured public space for these comments and to summarize these into a final report for the Austin City Council.
The Task Force is seeking public comment at a virtual meeting on April 29, 2021 at 6:00pm. The focus of the meeting will be impacted residents and businesses within District 6 and District 8, however any member of the public is allowed to provide comment. Details of additional meetings focusing on other Council districts will be shared soon.
To speak remotely at the April 29, 2021 Winter Storm Review Task Force Meeting, members of the public must:
Call or email the board liaison at (512) 974-6339 or Patricia.Bourenane@austintexas.gov no later than noon, April 28, 2021. The following information is required:
- Speaker name
- Item number(s) they wish to speak on
- Whether they are for/against/neutral
- Email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting)
- If interpretation for any languages are need other than Spanish
Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call.
Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak.
Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak.
Handouts or other information may be emailed to Patricia.Bourenane@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting.
The meeting is scheduled to be broadcast live on ATXN here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.
The meeting agenda can be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=358811.