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by Delia Garza
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Garza LDC Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Garza LDC Amendments

Dear colleagues, I would like to share with you all the amendments (3) I will be bringing forward. 1.EQUITY OVERLAY BOUNDARIES: The area for the overlay should be delineated by the vulnerability map in the UT Uprooted study. Staff has already proposed this in their report. PRESERVE EXISTING MULTIFAM...
by Delia Garza
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Direction for potential Equity Overlay
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Direction for potential Equity Overlay

Colleagues, Thank you to folks who have begun laying out potential code direction. We all know that the land development code is a major opportunity to address our city’s inequitable land development patterns that have pushed development into our black and brown neighborhoods. It’s imperative that w...
by Delia Garza
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: October 31st Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 577

October 31st Council Meeting

Good morning colleagues and Happy Halloween, This morning I am attending a school event with my daughter so I will be about an hour late to our meeting today. I originally planned to pull Item 2 to add the direction I discussed at work session. My staff will pass out the direction on the dais. If th...
by Delia Garza
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 proposed language
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Item 29 proposed language

After consideration of the proposed ordinance language and proposed substitute language for Item 29, and after review with local advocates and experts with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Mayor Pro Tem Garza would like to propose amendments to Mayor Adler’s substitute language. ht...
by Delia Garza
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: October 8th LDC work session
Replies: 4
Views: 630

October 8th LDC work session

Good morning colleagues, Since we have limited time before our hard stop at 11:25 at our October 8th special called work session, I wanted to share how I plan to Chair tomorrow’s meeting (the Mayor will be out) so that we can all be prepared. First, CM Casar will call the Housing Committee to order ...
by Delia Garza
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Re: Camping & Obstruction Ordinance; Homelessness Resolution

Thank you, Mayor Adler and Council Member Casar, for working on compromise language. I see the language posted here as a starting point for discussion, and any movement further in the direction of the pre-June ordinances would be movement in the wrong direction. I must say I’m disheartened that afte...
by Delia Garza
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget Adoption
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Budget Adoption

Good morning. My office is working on our formal budget amendments on the form provided by the Budget office, but below (in the first section) are the amendments I intend to lead on. The second section are amendments I would support/co-sponsor. There are, of course, a number of other important initi...
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: 4604

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 12:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Committees and Planning Commission Members
Replies: 12
Views: 5782

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 4:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Regional Affordability Committee
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

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: 3567

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: 6276

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: 5985

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: 14801

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 3:26 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 48 – Proposed Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 3839

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: 3108

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: 2795

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: 2580

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: 2479

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: 2438

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 1:50 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed committee system changes
Replies: 7
Views: 9666

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 10:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Meeting Sunday, November 8, 2 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6833

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: 3077

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: 3045

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: 5341

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 ...