Making Austin Livable for All Ages – Austin Mayoral Candidate Forum



Join AARP and AustinUP for an Austin mayoral candidate forum and hear the candidates talk about the future of Austin, and how they plan to make Austin a place where all ages can be healthy, independent and integrated into a vibrant community life. Learn where the candidates stand on issues like safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, and opportunities for residents to engage in the community life of our City.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Please RSVP by calling 1-877-926-8300 or online at http://aarp.cvent.com/TXAustinMayoralCandidateForum

Lunch will be provided.

October 6, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Arnold Garcia Jr., a longtime journalist and former editorial page editor of the Austin American- Statesman, will moderate the forum, which will include participation from five mayoral contenders. The participating candidates are: Steve Adler, Sheryl Cole, Mike Martinez, David Orshalick and Randall Stephens.

“We are thrilled to partner with AustinUP in generating a dialogue about the future of Austin,” said AARP Texas State Director Bob Jackson. “This forum is a great opportunity for Austin residents to learn how the mayoral candidates would make Austin a place where all ages can be healthy, independent and integrated into a vibrant community life.”

During the forum, the candidates will take on a range of questions from the moderator, including queries about housing, transportation, safe and walkable streets, and ways to help residents engage more in the community life of Austin.

The mayoral election in November is significant as it will be the first time since 2009 that a new Mayor of Austin will be elected. Additionally, Austin has adopted a new single-member district model with the hope of increasing voter participation and community engagement in local government.

Submitted by: AARP and AustinUP
Phone Number: 512-480-2428
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