October 10, 2013

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Greater Austin Merchants Association (GAMA), 8801 Research Blvd.


The objectives of this evening’s meeting are to complete several housekeeping action items; to have an interactive panel discussion with NACA, resulting in the identification of the neighborhood’s top five crime-related problems; and, to have an open discussion with project researchers about crime strategy and potential initiatives.

Discussion Guidelines

  • Open-mindedness: Listen to and respect all points of view
  • Acceptance: Suspend judgment as best you can
  • Curiosity: Seek to understand rather than persuade
  • Discovery: Question old assumptions, look for new insights
  • Sincerity: Speak for yourself about what has personal heart and meaning
  • Brevity: Go for honesty and depth, but don’t go on and on
  • Be present: Focus on the current task, be in the moment


6:00 – 6:05 p.m.                    Welcome

6:05 – 6:10 p.m.                    Brief introduction of Team members

6:10 – 6:20 p.m.                    Action items: vote on the acceptance of several Team document
                                                 Policies and Procedures
                                                 Designee Form

6:20 – 7:10 p.m.                    NACA panel discussion

7:10 – 7:45 p.m.                    Research discussion

7:45 – 7:55 p.m.                    Citizen communication

7:55 – 8:00 p.m.                    Closing remarks