Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee was formed to act as a sounding board for the Commissioners Court, Strategic Resource Planning staff and the AECOM Project Team during the evaluation of site options and concept discussion related to the development of additional capacity for the Civil and Family Court System. Participation in an evaluative process through objective and collaborative discussions to instill confidence in the soundness of the advice and options proposed for the Commissioners Court and the residents of Travis County. Areas of focus or interest for members serving on the Committee include at least the following:

  • Accessibility
  • Mobility
  • Public space
  • Aesthetics
  • Usability
  • Sustainability
  • Affordability
  • Cost effectiveness and efficiency
  • Social and economic impact
  • Security of the residents of Travis County

Message from CAC Chair, Julia Spann


The Travis County Commissioners Court appointed 26 diverse citizens to serve on a Citizens Advisory Committee to study how we can ensure adequate civil court facilities to meet the needs of our growing County. Our job is to advise and provide input to the facility planners on the many important issues that must be considered – affordability, safety, growth and adequacy, accessibility, location, sustainability and more. I think I can speak for the esteemed members of this committee that we take this responsibility seriously. We all want to ensure that justice is available and accessible in an environment that is supportive of the citizens who will use our civil courts in the future. The good news is that we have a magnificent team of staff to work with; and a creative and committed Commissioners Court who are anxious for citizen participation in this project. As a committee we will work to be transparent, please check out this website to see all that we are studying.

Contact Us

Email Us

Mailing Address

Travis County Planning & Budget Office
Attn: Civil & Family Courts Facility Project Team
P. O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Community Advisory Committee Meetings

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 31st
Wednesday, April 13th
Wednesday, May 4th
Wednesday, May 18th
Wednesday, June 1st
Wednesday, June 15th
Wednesday, July 13th
Wednesday, August 3rd
Wednesday, September 7th
Wednesday, October 5th
Wednesday, November 2nd