SpeakUp Austin! Is the City’s online engagement platform. Learn more about active engagement projects, find ways to participate, stay informed about outcomes, and share your feedback. When you’re not able to attend public meetings, engaging online is an accessible alternative.
Austin 311 is a quick and accessible way to share your ideas. If you have an idea that would improve a program or policy at the City of Austin, or solve a challenge facing our city, contact Austin 311 and give your input. You can submit ideas by calling or through the app. We will notify you when we are requesting feedback on specific topics. When calling 311, please mention that you are calling for a Community Engagement project.
Many recommendations and decisions are formed through Boards and Commissions. You can attend a meeting and sign up to speak, watch discussions online, or even apply to represent your District when positions are vacant.
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Have you ever wondered how much a fire hose weighs? Or perhaps how many breakfast tacos the Austin airport sells? Austin CityWorks Academy is an inside look at Austin government- a unique opportunity for Austinites to learn about the City’s governmental process, its procedures and the people who deliver these services through a series of 14 weekly classes.
Want to make a difference? Here are a few ways to make our community a better place to live. These volunteer opportunities are sponsored by the City of Austin and support City services and programs, and Austin’s quality of life.