Public forum with Mayor Adler on homeless issues held

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation will be hosting a public forum featuring Mayor Steve Adler to discuss recent changes to Austin's public order ordinances and the city's plan to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness.

This forum will take place at the LBJ Auditorium on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

The forum will kick off with a welcome from Dean Angela Evans of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and will be moderated by Steven Pedigo, professor of practice and the director of the LBJ Urban Lab. 

Panelists include:

  • Mayor Steve Adler
  • Austin Police Chief Brian Manley
  • Susan McDowell — CEO, LifeWorks
  • Matthew Mollica — Executive Director of ECHO 
  • Chris Harris — Community Advocate, Homes Not Handcuffs
  • Sherri Greenberg — Clinical Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Bill Brice — VP Investor Relations, Downtown Austin Alliance

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. and include a Q&A portion. 

Questions can be submitted ahead of time to, or you may submit them in writing in the lobby of the auditorium that evening.


Free parking is available in the LBJ Library Visitors' lot (#38), located at 2313 Red River St., and Lots #37 and #39, after 5 p.m. Overflow parking will be available in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space available basis. A max of two seats can be held with each RSVP. 

To RSVP or to learn more information on the public forum, click here.



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