Let Your Voice Be Heard

A very important step in the implementation of our Age-friendly Austin Plan is coming up this Thursday, October 6. The Austin City Council, at its regular weekly meeting, will vote on adding an age-friendly amendment to the Imagine Austin Plan. Their approval of this amendment will allow AustinUP and our community partners to work with City of Austin staff to implement our Age-friendly Austin goals and strategies. The item to be voted on appears as Item #56 under the 4:00 PM Public Hearings and Possible Actions, “Conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance amending the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.”

Please email the Mayor and City Council to let them know that you support adding the age-friendly amendment to include a policy and actions to address key issues and challenges faced by seniors in our community. Sample text is included below. Every email matters! Fill out this form to send an email to the Mayor and City Council members all at one time, or you may send separate emails to the individual addresses below. Thank you!

Sample text: I, along with other AustinUP (www.austinup.org) members and community partners, support Item #56 and a policy to make Austin an age-friendly city – a city that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. Please consider voting to support an age-friendly Austin. Thank you for your time.