Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Council Members, Community Activists to Discuss Restitution for Black Austin Resolution

Council Members, Community Activists to Discuss Black Austin Restitution Resolution

Virtual News Conference Scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday
Mayor Steve Adler, members of the Black Austin Coalition, and others will join Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison in a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, to discuss Item 67 on this week's City Council agenda. Item 67 is a resolution that, if passed, would acknowledge the City of Austin's role in disenfranchising Black residents through historic discrimination, urban renewal policies, and the 1928 Master Plan. It would also direct the City Manager to report to Council on the economic harms caused by this disenfranchisement and to bring recommendations for the creation of a Black resource and cultural center.
WHO: Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison, Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, Yasmine Smith (Black Austin Coalition), Nook Turner (Black Austin Coalition), Kazique Prince (Central Texas Collective for Racial Equity), Quincy Dunlap (Austin Area Urban League)
WHEN: 9:30 a.m., March 4, 2021

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