For Immediate Release
Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Contact: Jason Stanford (512) 978-2153
“This marks a new era in Austin’s music history.” -Gavin Garcia, chair of the Austin Music Foundation
MAYOR ADLER INTRODUCES AUSTIN MUSIC & CREATIVE ECOSYSTEM OMNIBUS RESOLUTION
Today Mayor Steve Adler introduced the Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution. The resolution directs the City Manager to examine the feasibility of many specific ideas to help the local music industry and arts sector and return in 90 days with a prioritized action plan.
“Austin won’t be the Live Music Capital of the World for much longer if we keep losing musicians and music venues, and the struggles that the local music industry is facing are also being faced by the entire creative ecosystem. That’s why today I’m offering creative ideas to help the creative class in Austin,” said Mayor Adler. “We’re going to need all our creativity, ingenuity, and vision to deal with the crisis that faces the musicians and artists alike who are getting priced out of homes and studio space. The work they are producing is as vibrant as ever, but this city has never been more unaffordable for them. And what do we ultimately gain if we get another weekend of the ACL Festival but we lose another Liberty Lunch?” Continue reading