A discussion on what can be done to address unsafe living conditions at apartments across Austin. Following a presentation by a UT law student on recent reports examining national best practices for code enforcement and increasing safety in apartments, the panel will discuss what strategies should be adopted here locally. The panel will include a focus on two proposed rental registration ordinances coming before the Austin City Council on September 26th. This is the first event in a four-part Opportunity Forum series on Accessing Safe and Healthy Communities in Austin.
Registration: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.
Presenter: Stephanie Trinh, Student, UT School of Law
Panelists: Emily Chenevert, Diretor of Government & Community Relations, Austin Board of REALTORS® Representative from Code Compliance Department, City of Austin Ruby Roa, Tenant Advocate Council Member Bill Spelman, City of Austin Council Member Kathie Tovo, City of Austin
Moderator: Heather K. Way, Clinical Professor, UT School of Law
Event Co-sponsors: Center for Politics and Governance, LBJ School of Public Affairs William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, UT School of Law UT Opportunity Forum
Lunch will be provided.