Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Citywide Virtual Reimagining Public Safety Conversations 👥



For immediate release:
January 13, 2021
Contact: Alicia Dean, Communications and Public Information Office,
 (619) 665-1581 (cell), alicia.dean@austintexas.gov

City Hosts Virtual Citywide Public Safety Community Conversations

With the launch of the Reimagining Public Safety Initiative (RPS), the City of Austin has demonstrated its on-going commitment to implement policy and cultural changes to address the disproportionate impact of police interactions that result in violence against people of color and other affected communities.

Comprehensive community engagement, which allows residents several opportunities to learn more about and share their thoughts and ideas about public safety reform, is a key element of this initiative.

Those engagement opportunities include three (two in English, one in Spanish) virtual RPS community conversations this month on the following dates:

Date: 1/16/21*
Time: 11 a.m.
RSVP
*This meeting will be conducted in Spanish with English interpretation.

Date: 1/23/21*
Time: 11 a.m.
RSVP
*Spanish Interpretation will be available for the meeting. Support for additional languages can be requested by calling 3-1-1.

Date: 1/28/21*
Time: 5:30 p.m.
RSVP
*Spanish Interpretation will be available for the meeting. Support for additional languages can be requested by calling 3-1-1.

These citywide conversations build on the series of Council District sessions that began in Fall 2020. 

"We have provided a variety of ways for residents to engage with us on this important initiative," said Deputy City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde. "The rich and robust discussions taking place are providing valuable feedback that will guide us as we continue to Reimagine Public Safety."  
There are several other ways for the public to share feedback about RPS with City leaders including:

The summary of all the feedback gathered will be shared with City Leadership and the public.

For the latest RPS developments, the public is encouraged to visit the Reimagining Public Safety website. The site is also available in Spanish: austintexas.gov/seguridadpublica.

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