Edited By Mike Clark-Madison, Fri., Feb. 28, 2003
Hoping you won't have to buy drinking water from T. Boone Pickens? Come to the "Water Is a Right" rally at the Capitol, Monday, March 3, 11am, to lobby legislators on water issues. For more info: 477-1729.
The Austin ISD will hold two public forums this week on its proposed 2003-2004 budget, still under development by Supt. Forgione and an appointed budget task force -- Wednesday, March 5, at Akins High School, 10701 S. First, and Thursday, March 6, at Reagan High School, 7104 Berkman. Both events begin at 7pm in the school auditoriums. Citizen sign-up for one-minute communications begins at 6:30pm, and a Spanish-language interpreter will be available. Citizens can contact the task force directly by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the budget-feedback Web site at www.austin.isd.tenet.edu/about/initiatives/budget2003/index.phtml.
Citizens concerned about the Holly Street Power Plant will be taking part in several activities this week. Today (Thursday), Citizens' Communication to the City Council; Saturday, March 1, 9:30am press conference at 2200 Haskell (next to the power plant), followed by leafleting the neighborhood; Monday, March 3, 5:30pm, protest at the plant entrance on Holly; Tuesday, March 4, 6:45pm press conference at Metz Elementary (Canterbury and Robert Martinez), followed by a hearing of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.