Thursday evening’s public conversation with Interim Police Chief Brian Manley will be the final opportunity for the Austin community to hear from the candidate and weigh in with their thoughts and questions about his potential appointment as permanent chief.
The event, on Thursday, May 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., will be co-hosted by the City of Austin and KLRU-TV, and will take place at KLRU Studio, 2504 Whitis Ave. B, Austin 78712. It will be broadcast live on ATXN, and streamed on Facebook Live at facebook.com/decibelatx/.
The community can ask questions during the meeting or provide them in advance through email at OurNextChief@austintexas.gov or by Tweeting their question with the hashtag #OurNextChief. Residents who may need access to languages other than English or Spanish should contact 3-1-1 in advance.
Following the forum, City Manager Spencer Cronk will begin using feedback from a number of panels and public events – as well as comments provided via text and email – to help decide whether to appoint Manley or widen the pool of candidates through a national search.
Community members who are unable to attend or engage with Thursday's event can still share their thoughts in the following ways:
Via phone by calling 3-1-1 (language services available).
So far more than 150 comments have been received via text, email or online. The cut-off point for feedback will be 5 p.m. Monday, May 21.
For parking information for tomorrow’s event go to www.klru.org/about/map-and-directions-to-KLRU/. The venue is serviced by the following bus routes: 1, 3, 5, 19, 20, 21, 22, 103, 105, 410, 481, 640, 642, 682, 801, 803, 980, 981, 982, 987, and 990.
Media are invited to attend Thursday evening's event on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6.30 p.m. The event is scheduled to be broadcast on KLRU-TV on Sunday, May 20 at 5.30 p.m.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701