Civil Rights: Your Right + Your Voice = A Better Community

Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its community members and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all (Imagine Austin Vision). Because Austin’s greatest asset is its people: we are committed to improving the quality of life of Austin’s whole community.

In keeping with the vision of Imagine Austin and the Strategic Outcomes of Austin Strategic Direction 2023, the City of Austin (COA) is committed to Title 4 and Title 5 of City Code, which provide specific civil rights protections for Austin residents and encourages proactive public education and enforcement of non-discriminatory ordinances, also known as laws, throughout the City.

These ordinances/laws have a city-wide impact on residents, businesses and visitors alike as they seek to increase economic opportunity, prevent and reduce discrimination, and protect the health and safety of Austin residents.


The City of Austin is currently seeking community input to better educate and enforce Civil Rights Ordinances/Laws within the Austin Community. You can provide input by attending an upcoming workshop or by completing the survey below.


All public workshops will be held at 6:30 pm at the following:

  • Wednesday, February 19 – Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754
  • Thursday, February 27 – North Austin YMCA, 1000 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Ruiz Branch – Austin Public Library, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
  • Friday, March 6 – Turner Roberts Rec Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr, Austin, TX 78724
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Carver Library, 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

To request interpretation services, contact Austin 3-1-1.


Update: As of March 18, the survey has closed and all public workshops have concluded. Staff is currently compiling all results. Thank you for your feedback.

Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its community members and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all (Imagine Austin Vision). Because Austin’s greatest asset is its people: we are committed to improving the quality of life of Austin’s whole community.

In keeping with the vision of Imagine Austin and the Strategic Outcomes of Austin Strategic Direction 2023, the City of Austin (COA) is committed to Title 4 and Title 5 of City Code, which provide specific civil rights protections for Austin residents and encourages proactive public education and enforcement of non-discriminatory ordinances, also known as laws, throughout the City.

These ordinances/laws have a city-wide impact on residents, businesses and visitors alike as they seek to increase economic opportunity, prevent and reduce discrimination, and protect the health and safety of Austin residents.


The City of Austin is currently seeking community input to better educate and enforce Civil Rights Ordinances/Laws within the Austin Community. You can provide input by attending an upcoming workshop or by completing the survey below.


All public workshops will be held at 6:30 pm at the following:

  • Wednesday, February 19 – Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754
  • Thursday, February 27 – North Austin YMCA, 1000 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758
  • Wednesday, March 4 – Ruiz Branch – Austin Public Library, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
  • Friday, March 6 – Turner Roberts Rec Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr, Austin, TX 78724
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Carver Library, 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

To request interpretation services, contact Austin 3-1-1.


Update: As of March 18, the survey has closed and all public workshops have concluded. Staff is currently compiling all results. Thank you for your feedback.