MNA will host City Council Candidate Forum - Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30pm

On Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30pm, the Mountain Neighborhood Association (MNA) will host a candidate forum for the upcoming Austin City Council elections to be held on May 14th. Voters must be registered by April 14th in order to vote in the upcoming election.

The forum will be held at Mountainview Park (located at 8950 Westerkirk Drive, Austin TX 78750) [map] and will provide northwest Austin residents a chance to meet the candidates and learn about their vision for Austin. This forum is open to all Austin residents, so please forward this invitation to friends in other neighborhoods who might like to attend and encourage them to share the information with their neighborhood associations.

 

Since much of this part of northwest Austin has been annexed over the past 10 years, we historically have not been as involved with Austin politics and as such, our voter turnout and representation has been fairly low. We encourage residents to become more informed about the issues and the candidate's views for the upcoming election.

The following candidates are running for office with links to their websites:

To provide some background information on the candidates, please see the candidate's responses to the Austin Neighborhood's Council (ANC) questionnaire from their candidate forum (ANC is a council made up of representatives from homeowner associations throughout Austin, so we felt their questionnaire provided a good overview of issues). We encourage residents to view the responses before the forum and submit additional questions they feel have not been addressed, particularly questions pertinent to northwest Austin (see below).

The agenda for our forum will be

  • Introduction
  • Opening statements (2 minutes per candidate)
  • Questions posed to candidates (1 minute responses per candidate)
  • Opportunity to talk with candidates one-on-one.

We ask that residents submit questions for the candidates to Eric Deal, MNA President, at mna@dealfamily.net. Questions for the forum will be selected from those submitted. This is your opportunity to find out each candidate's views on a variety of topics that affect northwest Austin.