Neighborhood Network

June 10, 2020

Dear Neighbor,

Tomorrow, the Austin City Council will vote unanimously to approve three resolutions that impact public safety. Positive policy changes are overshadowed by parts that put the community at risk.

Policing reforms are possible without jeopardizing the safety of our neighborhoods. The community wants good policing, not fewer officers.

We need your help now.

Item 95 indefinitely delays the next police cadet class.

Item 96 cuts cops in an already understaffed police department. 

Police cutbacks will make response times worse when aggravated assaults, robberies, and property crimes are rising. You can’t solve a public safety crisis by creating another.

What can you do?

Call and email the mayor and city council.

Tell city leaders you oppose cutting police positions and delaying the July cadet class. Express your support for Chief Brian Manley and 1,793 police officers who are keeping us safe under unthinkable circumstances.

Sign up to speak at the virtual city council meeting tomorrow.The deadline is noon today.Sign up here. Public comment will be allowed via telephone. The sign-up deadline is noon tomorrow.

Help us grow the Neighborhood Network of public safety advocates in each council district. Ask your family, friends, and neighbors to join here.