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by Delia Garza
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Institutional reform
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Institutional reform

Colleagues, Racial justice requires action and policy change, not just words and studies and reports, as important as those often are. My office has been working on Item 50 for the past few weeks and I had already posted an item on the June 11 agenda that works toward institutional change and accoun...
by Delia Garza
Wed May 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22

I support both of CM Flannigan’s and CM Ellis’ amendments.

Thanks,

Delia
by Delia Garza
Wed May 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Community Resilience Initiative – Item 22

First, thank you to all who have worked on this item. I am offering the following amendments and I hope they would be considered friendly. I appreciated the discussion yesterday pointing out the work our staff has already done and how there is a need and desire to emphasize equity in this broader ap...
by Delia Garza
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Special Called Executive Session re police matters this coming Friday or Tuesday

Mayor,

I am available Friday. I agree there are pressing and important APD issues we should discuss ASAP.

Delia
by Delia Garza
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

Thanks to everyone for the discussion yesterday. I intend to add seniors among the populations we want to target with the aid in this resolution, and I will be adding language to include the delivery of essential hygiene as a direct relief service. Thank you CMs Alter and Kitchen for those suggested...
by Delia Garza
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 30 Bail reform resolution
Replies: 0
Views: 1658

Item 30 Bail reform resolution

Afternoon colleagues, Item 30 addresses the problem of wealth-based detention in our local criminal legal system. It is entirely within the policy purview of our council to have, at a minimum, a say in what is included in the magistration ILA negotiation/discussion. This resolution builds on the wor...
by Delia Garza
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: Financial aid to Austinites

Thank you for the response. We have decided to create a separate resolution for the financial aid programmatic direction/policy. I hope to post a draft of that by the end of today. I believe we are capped at co-sponsors already but will post all confirmed co-sponsors along w draft. There are a lot o...
by Delia Garza
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Financial aid to Austinites
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Financial aid to Austinites

Colleagues, I'm heartened by all the hard work you all and City staff have already put in on our COVID-19 response, but we know there is a lot more work ahead. As we discussed in our meeting last Thursday, we need to consider direct financial assistance to our residents. Now that the $2 trillion fed...
by Delia Garza
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: SXSW Resilience Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 5095

Re: SXSW Resilience Plan

CM Tovo,

Thanks for adding these. I just posted under a new topic (COVID19 Response) about the Success by 6 requests. I was worried some of us were duplicating efforts. I hope we can find a way to be most efficient during this time. I look forward to the discussion next week.

Delia
by Delia Garza
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: COVID19 Response
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

COVID19 Response

Colleagues, CM Kitchen mentioned in the thread about our next meeting the need for a briefing on our COVID19 response. I agree we need this briefing. At that briefing I think it’s also important to talk about the most efficient way to address the many requests for assistance we are each getting. I d...
by Delia Garza
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: March Council Meetings
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: March Council Meetings

Colleagues, Thank you Mayor Adler for your suggestions so that we can be most efficient at our upcoming meeting. I could agree to postponing Item 56 on the posted 3/26 agenda if anyone thinks there would be significant discussion. The resolution is pretty straight forward but I understand if there a...
by Delia Garza
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Garza LDC Amendments
Replies: 0
Views: 1955

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: 1923

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: 1494

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: 2748

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: 1701

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: 7776

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: 4684

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: 6036

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: 7569

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: 2714

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: 3985

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: 7250

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 ...