How can the City better work with Austin’s tech community to bring innovative approaches to civic challenges?

Lewis Conway Jr.

City Council, District 1

People’s Councils

  • The People’s Councils that we are working to build in District 1 and throughout the city of Austin are designed to be vehicles of cultural self-determination and autonomous political authority of the oppressed peoples’ and communities in Austin.
  • The Assemblies are organized as expressions of participatory or direct democracy, wherein there is guided facilitation and agenda setting provided by the committees that compose the People’s Task Force, but no preordained hierarchy.
  • The People’s Task Force is the working or executing body of the Assembly. The Task Force is composed of committees that are organized around proposals emerging from the Assembly to carry out various tasks and initiatives, such as organizing campaigns and long-term institution building and development work.