Introducing the Del Valle Resource Guide
As part of the Austin Monitor‘s ongoing mission to serve our community, we have helped create a new guide to the resources available for Del Valle residents. From setting up utilities to voting jurisdictions, we’re hoping the new guide makes figuring out who to contact (and when) a bit easier.
We teamed up with Decibel at Austin PBS to create the guide after hearing from Del Valle residents during a series of community listening sessions. When we asked what issues residents might like to see covered in the media, we kept getting questions about how to access services in the patchwork of jurisdictions that covers Del Valle.
So we dove in, and immediately saw why we kept hearing the same questions. It’s complicated!
Several months later, we present to you: The Del Valle Resource Guide. The guide is available online in English and in Spanish. We’ve also created a downloadable PDF, which is available in hard copy throughout the community. We’re hoping it can be a model for a rapidly changing region that is full of new residents. But more than that, we hope it can help guide you through the confusing systems of government and services in the area.
The guide is broken down by section, giving contact information and a quick overview for:
- Elected Officials
- Voting Jurisdictions
- Law Enforcement
- Health Care
- Food Access
- Child Care
Even if you don’t need help navigating Del Valle per se, we invite you to read through the guide and give us feedback on what you found useful, and what could be added. It will be valuable information for this project and for community projects to come.
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