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Mayoral and Council Candidate Forums for Austin’s Creative Sector

Staff Writer
Austin 360

The Austin Creative Alliance, Austin Music People and the Austin Technology Council along with a coalition of creative sector groups are hosting a series of mayoral and council candidate forums for the creative sector.

Moderators will present questions to the candidates on a variety of issues of interest to the creative sector, including affordable housing, digital inclusion, job creation, economic development, the creation of durable community institutions and city policies impacting start-ups and small businesses.

The mayoral forum is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Long Center. http://tinyurl.com/mayorcreativesector

The full schedule of council candidate forums is here: http://tinyurl.com/creativesectorforums

Marcy Hoen, ACA executive director, says, “The creative sector in Austin is a $4.35 billion industry that contributes over $71 million annually to the city tax base and over 48,000 jobs.”