Peña attends nearly every city council meeting, often to speak about homelessness issues and the need for a juvenile detoxification center in East Austin. He traveled to Washington, D.C. last year to try to find funding for such a center and is credited with originating the city-wide curfew ordinance. Peña spends four nights a week working with Citizens on Patrol, and is also president of East Austin Concerned Hispanics.
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