August 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
721 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704-1145
The Electric Utility Commission (EUC) advises City Council on the
management of Austin Energy (AE). Arrive shortly before 6 pm to sign up
for Citizens Communication.
350 Austin can be a key player in pushing AE to be Fossil Free Faster
by participating in the resource generation planning that is getting
underway right now.
Aug. 2017 Council Resolution requiring studies (see p. 3-4): http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324876
Fayette Operational Data (revised): http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324940
Whenever possible, please keep your Citizen Communication *brief and
to the point*. Although you have a 3 minute limit, you do not have to
speak for the three minutes.
Some suggested topics: Status of studies due 9/30? What plans does AE
have for accelerating timelines to get us to Fossil Free Faster?
Transparency regarding coal ash.
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August 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin Texas 7870
Do you want Austin to join NYC, LA, Boulder, and other cities and countries around the globe to declare a CLIMATE EMERGENCY? Then come to City Hall on 8/8 and speak out in support of Item #78. Text of resolution is here: https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324055
Make sure your council member is going to vote in support of the Resolution. Not sure who your council member is? Click here to find out: http://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/CouncilDistrictMap/ You can also email all of Council, including the mayor, here: http://austintexas.gov/email/all-council-members
PLEASE help spread the word by inviting all your friends and sharing this event with your groups!!
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Some suggested Talking Points:
* We want a resolution with teeth, not an aspirational document! The City Manager is going to need a team dedicated to the development of a Master Emergency Plan with Milestones. The resolution currently reads more like a task list for the City Manager.
* Ask Council to direct the City Manager to establish a transparent process for monitoring and assessing the financial risks posed by the climate crisis, including investment risks for the three City employee pension funds.
* Ask Council to direct each of the three pension funds to provide data to Council in an open format which is to be made publicly available for independent review and analysis.
* Ask that the language of the resolution reflect the urgency of the climate crisis. Use of the term “climate change” no longer captures the climate emergency.
* Please feel free to draft your own talking points!
A key aspect of addressing the climate emergency is divestment from the fossil fuel industry. 350 Austin would like to have that be a part of the City’s #ClimateCrisis resolution. Consider using something like the following when making your statement:
“Be it further resolved that Council directs the City Manager to ask the City’s three pension funds to provide data on their investments in an open format that can be published on the City’s open data portal to allow the community to be able to analyze the fossil fuel portion of those investments.”
July 15, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 721 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
There is a rumor afoot that Austin Energy is seriously considering a
new gas plant, possibly at the Decker site. Calling all “Shirts” to show
up for the Electric Utility Commission meeting and demand that AE go on
the record confirming or denying that rumor.
EUC commissioner (and former 350 Austin divestment team lead), Stefan
Wray is intending to push City Council to declare a Climate Emergency.
Whether this item makes the EUC agenda, we can help build support for
You must be there on time to sign up to speak at citizens
communication. If you have a Close Fayette or 350 Austin shirt, please
wear it. Yes, making a 6 pm meeting in Austin traffic is a pain, but it
is much less of a drag if you take the bus!
The agenda, when ready, will be posted here: http://austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/27_1.htm
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May 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701
Meet at the front gates of the Capitol!
This is the second global climate strike. During the first strike, over 1.8 million people participated! Let’s take to the streets to protect our future!
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May 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin Texas 78701
A GREEN NEW DEAL for Austin and ELECTRIFICATION of transportation!!
Items #19 & #20 (sponsored by CMs Leslie Pool and Alison Alter) are
on the Council Agenda. We need lots of people there to support these
Press conference is at 9 a.m. Items #19 and #20 are expected to be discussed in the earlier part of the day.
Link to text: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2019/20190509-reg.htm#019
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April 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Texas State Capitol.
Time to show support for the #SchoolStrike4Climate.
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