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Better Angels of Central Texas - MEDIA GROUP meeting 22 Sept 2019

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Better Angels Media Group

3409 Monte Vista Drive

Austin, TX 78731

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Gain a deeper understanding of the views and values of others by respectful discussion of current events in the media

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Better Angels Media Group is a bimonthly gathering of liberals and conservatives who value respectful, intentional conversation with others. We provide a moderated, civil atmosphere where questions are encouraged and friendships formed. We typically start with a specific issue facing our city or country, but as the group and the one-on-one discussions deepen, the topics vary widely to what's really on people's hearts.

Our main topic of the meeting is Austin homelessness. This topic can be a lightning rod (you should see my Nextdoor app!), but we aim to have a typical Better Angels-tone discussion about this ever-present and growing crisis.

Here are several articles on Austin homelessness. If you have time, read a few, but come either way. This issue is in flux, and additional city decisions might be made prior to our meeting - so keep an eye out!

We hope you’ll join us!

Amber Compton & Bonnie Martin

Group Coordinators

arcompton@gmail.com

bonniem@imap.cc

ARTICLES

Mayor and City Council members, 6-page statement on Homelessness

CONTINUING TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS IN AUSTIN As Mayor and City Council members, we have been listening to the people of Austin, our city staff, and the many stakeholders who work with people experiencing homelessness in our community.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/D8-20190820084346.pdf

Should people have a right to sleep on city streets? Texas joins national battle over urban homeless crisis.

https://beta.washingtonpost.com/national/austin-eases-rules-for-sleeping-on-street--and-tests-tolerance-levels/2019/08/21/f67efb20-c1df-11e9-9986-1fb3e4397be4_story.html

Nearly 800 at Downtown Austin Alliance town hall forum on homeless rules

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/nearly-800-at-downtown-austin-alliance-town-hall-forum-on-homeless-rules

At Homelessness Forum, Council Members Challenge Fears And 'Urban Myths' About Shelters, Revised Law

https://www.kut.org/post/homelessness-forum-council-members-challenge-fears-and-urban-myths-about-shelters-revised-law

Austin Looks To Limit Camping And Resting In Public As It Pursues Housing-First Solutions

https://www.kut.org/post/austin-looks-limit-camping-and-resting-public-it-pursues-housing-first-solutions

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