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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: 2042

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: 956

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: 26893

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: 26893

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: 3009

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: 3861

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: 3217

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: 4636

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: 2630

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: 1845

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: 1736

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: 3823

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: 2300

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: 1678

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...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
Replies: 7
Views: 5093

Re: CORRECTED MESSAGE BOARD POST ITEM 49 HEAL INITIATIVE FACT SHEET AND QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

Colleagues, Thank you to CM Kitchen for these informative, clarifying, and compassionate words about the HEAL initiative. Thank you to Dianna Grey and the host of City staffers who helped craft this outcome. I look forward to further conversations about HEAL when we meet on Thursday. This is an impo...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing
Replies: 5
Views: 7810

Re: HEAL Initiative - Connecting individuals to housing

Colleagues, I am grateful to CM Kitchen as well as, CM Pool, CM Tovo, and CM Renteria and staffs, for working so hard to craft this solution. The “healing” that Housing-Focused Homeless Encampment Assistance Link aims to accomplish is in part the mending of relationships between housed and unhoused ...