HABLA Austin - March —
September 30, 2020

HABLA Austin – March

‘Tau Ceti’ mural, Austin

Dems convention delegate planning

The Democratic Party is gearing up for 2020 with its selection plan for national delegates to attend the National Convention. Glen Maxey and the Affirmative Action committee on the SDEC are crafting a delegate selection plan for Texas. The Delegate Selection plan will be up for review and approval by the Rules Committee on the SDEC at their next meeting March 30 in Leander. In order to make your public commentary on the Delegate Selection plan, please email gmaxey@texasdemocrats.org.

Small businesses solicitations

The City of Austin is attempting to increase the number of small businesses that participate in City solicitations for contracts under $50,000 in the hopes that more will be awarded City contracts. The City’s Purchasing Office contracts with hundreds of businesses each year for smaller contracts that may cover electrical services, training, consulting, safety equipment, landscaping and technology. The Purchasing Office is hosting a free event later this month on Tuesday, March 26, 2 – 4 p.m., at the Asian American Resource Center, to provide advice, information and encouragement to help small business owners better identify opportunities to do business with the City.

‘Tau Ceti’ mural joins skyline

Have you looked up at the corner of 2nd and Brazos lately? The most recent addition to downtown Austin’s skyline is an impressive 10-story tall mural by local artist Josef Kristofoletti. The title of the artwork, Tau Ceti, takes inspiration from a star in the constellation Cetus that is spectrally similar to our own sun. The artist will speak about his work March 13, 1 – 3 p.m. at the SE corner of Brazos and 2nd Street.

Mobility plan available online

Members of the community can now review the final draft of the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP), Austin’s new, comprehensive transportation plan. This final draft includes a policy document that outlines the ASMP’s goals, objectives, and action items, as well as updated draft maps showing how the ASMP will impact Austin’s transportation network. The ASMP is Austin’s first locally focused transportation plan. It will guide the City’s transportation policies, programs, projects, and investments. Once adopted, it will amend the transportation element of Imagine Austin, the City’s comprehensive plan. The ASMP will build connections, improve our current systems, increase accountability, and plan for Austin’s long-term transportation future.

 AARC call for artists

The Asian American Resource Center is currently seeking emerging and established artists for the 2020 Exhibit Season. The goal of the AARC Exhibits Program is to both promote the creative endeavors of Asian American Pacific Islander artists and to showcase artists who celebrate the community, its dynamic heritage, and contemporary identity through artistic subject matter. The deadline to submit is April 28. There is no fee to submit an exhibit proposal and all related exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For submission instructions and information, please visit: aarc.submittable.com

Eberly’s ‘Sunset Sessions’

Tickets for Eberly’s second “Sunset Sessions” live music showcase presented by White Light Exposure are now on sell. The Sunday, March 31, 6 p.m. show features Dr JOE and Tameca Jones. Hosted in Eberly’s private rooftop event space, Sunset Sessions are designed to offer a rare experience: intimate sets by locally and nationally recognized artists accompanied by the setting sun over Austin. A portion of proceeds will go to SIMS Foundation.

About Merideth Cox 239 Articles
Merideth is a music writer who has covered bands from her hometown in Colorado to London to Bangkok to Shanghai and finally back to Austin. Led Zeppelin changed her life. So did Dolly Parton. You can read her music reviews at smackmadness.com.

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