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Civics 101: The price is right? How the City of Austin spends your money, May 21.

Join us Tuesday, May 21, for a fun, interactive event where you can choose your own city budget adventure. We’ll have educational games and hands-on activities to learn about how elections impact local taxes, Austin ISD and recapture, property taxes and more.
One of the most basic requirements of being an engaged citizen is understanding how government works. To help you make sense of it all, we’re bringing you Civics 101, a week of stories about how things work in Austin.

Love game shows, cake and community engagement? It's the city's budget like you've never seen it before... live, on-stage, interactive – and actually fun!

Join us for networking, fun, hands-on activities to learn how the city spends your money, how elections impact local taxes, and play a real game of "The Price Is Right."

Austin's budget ($5.5 billion for fiscal year 2023-2024) addresses essential city services, as well as mayor and City Council priorities. So how do those billions of dollars break out? Get answers and discover how you can make your voice heard on important issues.

This free event is in collaboration with The Austin Common, Austin PBS and Good Politics, and is part of KUT News' weeklong "Civics 101" reporting and events series.

The price is right? How the City of Austin spends your money

6-8 p.m. (doors at 5:30), Tuesday, May 21

Austin PBS (at ACC's Highland)

6101 Highland Campus Dr., Bldg 3000, Austin*

An RSVP is requested for this free event.

 Complimentary beverages available while supplies last.

*Parking is available in the ACC Highland South garage (entrance #5 on Clayton Ln).

Civics 101, a week of reporting and free community events, is made possible by our sponsors League of Women Voters Austin Area, City of Ausin and Big Country Organic Brewing Co.