Austin Human Rights Commission to address City Council

Published 11:36 am Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Austin Human Rights Commission will present the findings of its “Welcoming Report” to the Austin City Council during the council’s evening meeting on Monday.

The report is the result of a six-month, communitywide survey conducted by the AHRC to find out what Austin is doing well and what barriers still exist in making Austin a welcoming community.

“Austin’s future success depends on maximizing the potential of all residents, and this trailblazing report will help our city turn vision into reality,” said AHRC Chairman Jason Baskin.

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The council will also review proposed changes to fencing requirements in the city and will consider approval of an annexation agreement of a property in Red Rock Township.

The meeting will be followed by a work session, during which the council will hold discussions on rental housing and childcare in Austin. They will also review a joint powers agreement with the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team.

The council meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in the council chambers in the basement of City Hall.

A work session will take place in the conference room across the hall immediately following the meeting.