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by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu May 26, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Stop the Bleed Expansion Program IFC
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Stop the Bleed Expansion Program IFC

Colleagues, In the wake of the recent tragic event that took place in Uvalde, TX, I am bringing forward an IFC regarding support for our public safety professionals, to expanding the Stop the Bleed Program, and to explore future ways to improve morale amongst public safety professionals in Austin. T...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon May 09, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Texas Peace Officers Memorial Parade fee waiver co-sponsors
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Texas Peace Officers Memorial Parade fee waiver co-sponsors

Colleagues, The Texas Peace Officers Memorial Parade is an event that honors those who have given their lives while in service to us that live in Texas. I would like to invite you all to be added as co-sponsors to item 37 on this week’s agenda. You can find out more about the event here: https://tex...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu May 05, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments for Items 21, 34, and 35
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Amendments for Items 21, 34, and 35

Colleagues, Due to my unexpected absence today, I am posting amendments that I would like to offer for today's meeting. Item 21 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/D3-20220505114437.pdf Item 34 - http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/D3-20220505114503.pdf Item 35 - http://a...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AFD Item
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: AFD Item

Colleagues, I'm thankful to co-sponsor this important resolution. In 2021, voters approved binding arbitration in support of the Austin Firefighters Association in the event they reach an impasse regarding negotiations of their collective bargaining agreement. I support this resolution as this will ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement

Colleagues, There are parts of this item that have raised questions that remain to be answered. I would like to have adequate time to speak with city staff about the metrics, outcomes, and decision-making process that will be delivered to us with this item. For example, in an answer to one of the qu...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Mar 09, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 3/24/2022 Innovation IFC
Replies: 1
Views: 2605

3/24/2022 Innovation IFC

Colleagues, Austin is a city of innovation and a global leader in technology. This is why leaders from across the world come to Austin to invest in what is on the horizon in areas of technology and innovation. My resolution for the March 24th City Council agenda directs the City Manager to investiga...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Independent review of AW
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Independent review of AW

CM Alter, Thank you for your leadership on this. I would like to be added as a co-sponsor to this item. I am interested in several aspects of this resolution, including but not limited to the fiscal impact, timeline, and execution. My hope is that an external audit of Austin Water will help us bette...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Water Special Called Request
Replies: 13
Views: 7653

Re: Austin Water Special Called Request

Colleagues, Thank you for raising this discussion. Like many Austinites, I am frustrated with the failure that occurred at Austin Water. We need an open, transparent, and detailed discussion about what led us to an incident that left residents of Austin without safe drinking water. Still, I have con...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Items 39 & 40 Feb. 3 2022 meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 3434

Re: Items 39 & 40 Feb. 3 2022 meeting

Colleagues, I, too, have heard similar concerns regarding these items and appreciate the Mayor proposing the amendments above as a way of strengthening and clarifying council actions. I support the motions proposed above but would like to offer additional supportive action with a motion sheet for it...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 7134

Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Colleagues,
I would like include my intergovernmental appointments.

I would like to keep my appointments to the following intergovernmental committees:

CAPCOG General Assembly
CAPCOG Executive Committee
CAPCOG Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Liaison
Hate Crimes Task Force

Warm Regards, 
-mk 
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 7134

Re: Council committees and intergovernmental appointments

Mayor, Thank you for starting this important discussion. I am happy to continue my service on the following committees of council: Audit and Finance Public Safety Vice Chair of Mobility I would like to serve as chair of the Public Safety Committee. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on this committee...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability
Replies: 7
Views: 7613

Re: Special Called Work Session on Housing Supply and Affordability

All,

Due to the rapid growth of our city, I support a special called session on this extremely important issue.

That schedule works for me and I look forward to having a robust and collaborative conversation with my council colleagues.

-mk
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Responding to Hate
Replies: 6
Views: 5246

Re: Responding to Hate

Colleagues, I will be bringing forth the attached motion sheet tomorrow on consent. By broadening our resolution and including these partners, we will ensure that our county and school districts are brought into the discussion and have the support that they need in order to fight anti-Semitic hate i...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 52429

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Colleagues, Kelly Budget Rider 1: Direction for a Modified Police Cadet Academy in FY 2021-22. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/C7-20210809195256.pdf As of August 9th, 2021, there are 168 APD police vacancies. In addition to vacancies, officers are leaving the department at a rate of...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments
Replies: 43
Views: 52429

Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Colleagues, I have enjoyed the discussions regarding the FY 2021-2022 budget. I look forward to reading your amendments and working with you in adopting a budget that best serves the community. Amendment #1 - Fund a full-time Public Health Educator position that works direc...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Victim Services Budget Amendment
Replies: 1
Views: 5002

Re: Victim Services Budget Amendment

Council Member Alter,

Thank you for your advocacy of Victim Services. I am in full support of advancing the effort to support survivors of crime.

I am looking forward to this discussion during budget adoption.

Warm Regards,

mk
by Mackenzie Kelly
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 08/03/2021 COVID Briefing
Replies: 0
Views: 5658

08/03/2021 COVID Briefing

Mayor and council, Clearly we are seeing a surge in COVID cases across the city. I’d like to understand how current ICU staffing is working to accommodate that. For example, it would be helpful to learn how our medical providers ensure we have enough medical personnel available without reducing medi...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Budget priorities
Replies: 3
Views: 6153

Re: Budget priorities

Colleagues, I look forward to examining the budget to ensure we are spending our constituent's tax dollars for the best and highest use. In particular, I intend to advocate for: -Building on the momentum of the current APD cadet class by advocating for two (or more) cadet classes in the coming fisca...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/7 Special Called Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 8867

Re: 6/7 Special Called Meeting

Colleagues, We have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to date to address homelessness. I think the mission itself is tremendously worthwhile, but I'm concerned about what we really have to show for it. I would have greater confidence in this proposed spending framework if we had an external effi...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 6/3 Council Meeiting
Replies: 3
Views: 4891

Re: 6/3 Council Meeiting

Colleagues,

Given the far-reaching implications of item 40, I would like to request postponement of the matter until June 10 so I am able to participate when council takes up this important issue. Thank you for your consideration.

Warm Regards,

-MK
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Continuing our work session discussion on homelessness
Replies: 1
Views: 3274

Re: Continuing our work session discussion on homelessness

Colleagues,

As I'll be off the dais tomorrow, I support moving forward with the special called meeting on Monday afternoon at 1PM so I can be part of this important discussion.

Warm Regards,

-MK
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon May 17, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 29 Postponement
Replies: 1
Views: 3203

Re: Item 29 Postponement

Mayor Pro Tem, I’d like to better understand your concern on moving forward with this item on the 20th. My understanding is that the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan outlines the specifics of our vision for Complete Communities and these priorities are reiterated in the Strategic Direction 2023. Gi...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed May 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas
Replies: 5
Views: 7471

Re: Item #70 on 5/6 Agenda - designated camping areas

Council Member Tovo, I want to thank you for your leadership and thoughtfulness on item #70. I appreciate the work and research that has been put into this IFC and its addendum. The background information that you provided in this message board post provides insight that was not previously known to ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed May 05, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Citizen Charter Review Commission
Replies: 3
Views: 4503

Re: Citizen Charter Review Commission

Council Member Pool and Colleagues, After reading your post regarding your formation of a Citizen's Review Commission for the November 2022 ballot, I have decided I would like to join your effort as a co-sponsor. Any time that an elected body is able to both encourage and garner input regarding gove...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 5 Withdrawal Suggestion
Replies: 0
Views: 2765

Item 5 Withdrawal Suggestion

Colleagues, I wanted to draw your attention to the detailed and compelling memo sent by our Human Resources Department Director, Joya Hayes, this morning. This memo addresses the concerns expressed in the text of Item 5 on today's agenda to the point I believe it resolves the need for this item from...