The Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Initiative began as a Council resolution in 2008 that sought to measure how Hispanics were faring in relation to other Austin residents as well as other Hispanic/Latino populations in selected cities across the country. The HQL Initiative received direct input through a series of community forums and surveys, and resulted in a report with a list of initial recommendations.
From there, a seven-member Community Oversight Team was appointed by the Mayor and Council to review these recommendations, and to research relevant demographic, trend and data analysis, and to compile this information into a final set of recommendations for presentation to the City Council and the entire Austin community.
City staff has been supporting the work of the HQL Community Oversight Team to develop and finalize their policy recommendations for Council consideration.
As part of its outreach to the community, the Oversight Team will be holding a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, in City Council Chambers to give the community a preview of the draft report as well as to solicit feedback as the Team nears completion of their work.
Click here to view the draft report: Hispanic Quality of Life Draft Report