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by Delia Garza
Mon May 20, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: resolution to boycott Alabama.
Replies: 9
Views: 3855

Re: resolution to boycott Alabama.

Thank you CM Pool for proposing this resolution. I whole heartedly agree with the purpose in spirit. Ensuring women’s reproductive rights is what inspired me to participate in my first ever march in college and I haven’t stopped marching since then. I appreciate how resolutions are how City Council ...
by Delia Garza
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members

Thanks for chiming in Jimmy. As for me, I would like to keep all my current committee/board seats but am willing to step off the Council HHS/Public Health Committee if any colleagues would like to take that seat. Cap Metro (Vice Chair) Regional Affordability Chair (Chair) Mobility Committee Judicial...
by Delia Garza
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Regional Affordability Committee
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Regional Affordability Committee

Colleagues, As we begin planning for the 2019, the Regional Affordability Committee is looking to fill the vacancy left by CM Troxclair. By ordinance, the Committee is comprised of representatives from Travis and Williamson County governments, area school districts, Cap Metro, Austin Community Colle...
by Delia Garza
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Transit-supportive measures at Mckalla
Replies: 1
Views: 3408

Transit-supportive measures at Mckalla

Colleagues, I will be able to attend the morning part of tomorrow's Special Called Work Session, but unfortunately, now have a conflict in the afternoon. As stated at our last council meeting, I am generally supportive of a soccer stadium at the McKalla sight if it brings community benefits to our C...
by Delia Garza
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Bond Proposal Amendment
Replies: 6
Views: 5876

Re: Bond Proposal Amendment

I am generally okay with this proposal, I just want to make sure the additional funding to the cultural centers bucket is for the MACC. Yesterday I voiced support for additional funding for the MACC and several council members agreed with that yesterday. I'm also very supportive of the Dove Springs ...
by Delia Garza
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?
Replies: 7
Views: 5478

Re: Council Members to Tornillo on Thursday?

Mayor, thank you for this opportunity. My office was in the process of securing co-sponsors for a resolution for our next Council meeting to condemn this cruel policy of separating families. I look forward to joining my colleagues in Tornillo on Thursday. In solidarity for keep families together, De...
by Delia Garza
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Chief Manley and Item 47
Replies: 1
Views: 14528

Chief Manley and Item 47

Council colleagues, As our community begins to heal in what we all hope is the beginning of a calm in the last 3 weeks, I wanted to thank Chief Manley and the men and women of our public safety agencies – Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County EMS, and the Austin Fire Department. Also to the...
by Delia Garza
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 48 – Proposed Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 3685

Re: Item 48 – Proposed Amendment

We have made the following change to 48 and I hope it addresses your concerns - The Council directs the City Manager to establish a Family Homestead Initiative, which will identify the following: (1) all Land Development Code and Criteria Manual requirements that are related to expanding or remodeli...
by Delia Garza
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Garza Budget Priorities and thoughts
Replies: 0
Views: 3005

Garza Budget Priorities and thoughts

Before we begin our weekend trying to find ways to fund our priorities, I want to take a moment to share my thoughts. Fundamentally, I believe we as a Council should do everything we can to keep our word. Several of the priorities in jeopardy now are projects that we promised to prioritize – in fact...
by Delia Garza
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: My thoughts on a proposed 2016 Mobility Bond
Replies: 0
Views: 2663

My thoughts on a proposed 2016 Mobility Bond

I'm certain tomorrow's bond discussion will be lengthy, so in the interest of time, I want to lay out my thoughts at this point. First and foremost, I’m certain we can all agree that we have mobility issues. I think we can also agree that we need a strategy to start addressing our mobility issues. M...
by Delia Garza
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Request Postponement Item #61 Council Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 2487

Request Postponement Item #61 Council Agenda

Today I am in Washington, D.C. representing the City of Austin at the Smart City Challenge presentation. Unfortunately, that means I cannot be present for our Council meeting. Therefore, I would like to request a postponement of Item #61, because it is an affordable housing development in District 2...
by Delia Garza
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: July 9 Agenda, Items 15 and 16
Replies: 0
Views: 2389

July 9 Agenda, Items 15 and 16

This Thursday I will be in Washington, D.C. to help represent the City in the Smart City Challenge. Unfortunately, that means I cannot be present for our Council meeting. Therefore, I wanted to offer a short statement of support for Items 15 and 16 on the agenda. Austin is the most economically segr...
by Delia Garza
Wed May 25, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Equity and Affordability Budget Work Session
Replies: 0
Views: 2283

Equity and Affordability Budget Work Session

I’m sorry that I could not be at today’s budget work session. I am battling molds and am on the verge of losing my voice. The issues discussed today are near and dear to my heart and really the core of the reason I fought for 10-1 and they are what drives me to go to work everyday to unapologeticall...
by Delia Garza
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed committee system changes
Replies: 7
Views: 9352

Re: Proposed committee system changes

Hi Greg, Thank you for all the work you and your staff put in to these proposals. I’m willing to cosponsor both, but would like to propose an amendment to the ordinance to require any item originating from a committee (because there was a majority support of council members on the committee) to have...
by Delia Garza
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Sunday, November 8, 2 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6635

Re: Special Called Meeting Sunday, November 8, 2 PM

Colleagues, First, I want to thank you all for allowing us to have a special called Council meeting on Sunday to address some very pressing issues for families that were affected by the recent floods. They have been through a lot, many for a second time in two short years, and passing these items wi...
by Delia Garza
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Garza - Budget Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 2971

Garza - Budget Amendments

Colleagues, Overall, most of my top priorities are already included in the Council Concept Budget. I will be offering an amendment to my proposal for additional staff for the Dove Springs Recreation Center (1.31). Our understanding is that some additional staffing has already been included in the pr...
by Delia Garza
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Garza - Budget Amendment for HHS (Concept 1.03)
Replies: 0
Views: 2929

Garza - Budget Amendment for HHS (Concept 1.03)

Colleagues, I will be posting another message board post regarding other items I’d like to consider on Tuesday. Given our critical need for health and human services, the complexity of this proposal, and the number of hours my office has put into working with staff and stakeholders to reach a compro...
by Delia Garza
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption Process
Replies: 2
Views: 5156

Re: Budget Adoption Process

I want to start by thanking the Mayor’s office for putting this proposal together. I understand and appreciate the goal to balance the comments from Council and priorities in a fair and thoughtful way. That said, I do have a few concerns. First, I believe there is some utility to discussing or at a ...
by Delia Garza
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Suggested process for budget adoption
Replies: 5
Views: 7850

Re: Suggested process for budget adoption

Mayor Pro Tem Tovo, I appreciate and agree with your proposed process, which is similar to what I suggested during the budget meeting yesterday. This process would provide some predictability and clarity for both our Budget Staff and our own staff as we prepare for the budget readings next week, whi...
by Delia Garza
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Energy Council Committee meeting March 3/26/15
Replies: 6
Views: 10268

Re: Austin Energy Council Committee meeting March 3/26/15

Council Member Gallo, Thank you for asking for input. I share Council Member Pool’s interest in discussing the RFP during our first meeting, and would also like a briefing on Austin Energy’s weatherization program including what services are available, how many residents have utilized the program, h...
by Delia Garza
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Revised Proposal for Mayor's Office Staffing
Replies: 3
Views: 7472

Re: Revised Proposal for Mayor's Office Staffing

Mayor,

Quick question - how many staff positions are currently assigned to your office? Is it 5? With the additional 5, you would have a total staff of 10?

Thanks,

Delia
by Delia Garza
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed amendments to Homestead Exemption report request
Replies: 5
Views: 10391

Re: Proposed amendments to Homestead Exemption report reques

Just an update - the above amendments have been approved by law.
by Delia Garza
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed amendments to Homestead Exemption report request
Replies: 5
Views: 10391

Proposed amendments to Homestead Exemption report request

Here are my proposed amendments to Item 50 These are currently being reviewed by legal. I copied and pasted from a Word document and the underlined changes did not come through. Apparently you can't underline on the message board...the changes start at the 12th Whereas (I noted: Changes start here)....
by Delia Garza
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Amendments to Agenda and Committees Ordinance
Replies: 10
Views: 19721

Re: Proposed Amendments to Agenda and Committees Ordinance

I plan to suggest an amendment today for item 26 to allow up to 20 speakers on any item that has gone through the committee process. 10 speakers per side would be awarded 2 minutes each on a first come first serve basis. Any neutral speakers would count toward the total of 20 speakers allowed, and w...