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by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed May 22, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsor Request: Enhanced Safety Measures at Medical Facilities
Replies: 0
Views: 3944

Co-Sponsor Request: Enhanced Safety Measures at Medical Facilities

Colleagues, Many of you may have seen the recent investigative report by KXAN highlighting the frequency of automobile crashes into medical facilities like hospitals and emergency rooms, across the state and the country. The most recent example occurred right here in Austin at St. David’s North, whe...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed May 01, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item #76 Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 3557

Item #76 Amendment

Colleagues, In yesterday's session, I proposed a revised amendment to Item #76, which pertains to the storage and staging of equipment related to the Old Lampasas Dam Restoration within my district. This amendment is the culmination of extensive community consultations and reflects both resident inp...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Apr 18, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24
Replies: 3
Views: 4608

Re: Council Meeting Schedule 4/18/24

Council Member Alison Alter,

Thank you for highlighting the need to hear council member remarks prior to voting on the consent agenda. I agree and support you in this effort and I look forward to hearing remarks from my colleagues prior to voting on the consent agenda today.

Warm Regards,
mk
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking
Replies: 3
Views: 5810

Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking

Colleagues, During a recent meeting I had with the Austin Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit, I was deeply disturbed to learn about the heartbreaking case of a teenage girl who was trafficked from out of state to Austin. She was groomed online for over a year before being lured into this nig...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2/15 - Item 25
Replies: 9
Views: 10144

Re: 2/15 - Item 25

Colleagues, As stewards of taxpayer dollars, we must carefully consider the economic ramifications of proposed resolutions. With this in mind, I plan to present an amendment during tomorrow's work session, specifically designed to prevent an increase in the base rate from being considered for item 2...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Sat Nov 11, 2023 7:20 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Officer Involved Shooting
Replies: 4
Views: 49608

Re: Officer Involved Shooting

Colleagues, My heart goes out to the families of the officers who have been affected by the devastating events that unfolded today. The unwavering dedication and sacrifice they made in their service to the community will always be remembered and deeply valued. Mayor Watson, I want to express my hear...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: TIME SENSITIVE INVITATION in support of our Jewish Community
Replies: 1
Views: 16485

Re: TIME SENSITIVE INVITATION in support of our Jewish Community

Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well. I would like to express my sincere regret that I cannot attend the gathering this evening at 6:00 p.m. due to a previously scheduled event. My heart goes out to the Jewish community in Austin, and I truly appreciate the initiative taken by Shalom Austi...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: A message for my colleagues
Replies: 4
Views: 29988

Re: A message for my colleagues

Natasha, First and foremost, I want to express my deepest appreciation for your courage in sharing your personal challenges with us. It takes tremendous strength to open up about one's struggles, and your willingness to do so is both admirable and inspiring. Please know that your well-being is of pa...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Questions Regarding Item 83 for the September 14th, 2023, Council Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 7850

Questions Regarding Item 83 for the September 14th, 2023, Council Meeting

Colleagues, I'm getting questions from the community regarding the possible implications upon passage of item 83. Although I know that this item is to get the conversation started with staff returning with recommendations, I would kindly like to ask these questions in a public forum so that the comm...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Aug 07, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY24 Budget Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 40830

Re: FY24 Budget Priorities

Dear Colleagues, I appreciate our meaningful discussions this year and I am excited to tackle this budget together. I'm asking for your support in reviewing my proposed budget amendments. Together, we can craft a strong budget that addresses the varied needs of our community. Your input is invaluabl...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Jul 24, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Austin Fire Department Apparatus Lacking Air Conditioning
Replies: 1
Views: 10917

Austin Fire Department Apparatus Lacking Air Conditioning

Colleagues, Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting Central Fire Station in downtown Austin and spent time with the dedicated firefighters on shift. During my visit, I gained valuable insights into some of their pressing needs, one of which is the lack of air conditioning in over 20 fire trucks. ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Jul 18, 2023 2:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment Proposals for July 20th, 2023 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 9522

Amendment Proposals for July 20th, 2023 Council Meeting

Dear Colleagues, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the discussion we had today during the Council Work Session. I am truly thankful for the input you provided. I eagerly anticipate our future discussions as we strive to find the best solutions for our community. Following our discussion a...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Jul 13, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Suspension of DPS Partnership
Replies: 1
Views: 6871

Re: Suspension of DPS Partnership

Colleagues, Today, I hand-delivered a memo to Interim City Manager Garza, urging for transparency and accountability regarding the suspension of the DPS-APD partnership. This memo highlights the importance of open communication and ensuring that decisions align with the best interests and safety of ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Mon Jun 12, 2023 9:58 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Concerns about Overflow of Dogs at the Austin Animal Center and Request for Information
Replies: 1
Views: 9518

Concerns about Overflow of Dogs at the Austin Animal Center and Request for Information

Dear Colleagues, I wanted to bring your attention to a matter of importance that requires action. During my recent visit to the Austin Animal Center, I discovered a distressing situation concerning the overflow of dogs housed in temporary crates at the truck port behind the center. With scorching te...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Jun 06, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendment for Item 85 on the June 8th, 2023 Council Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 8463

Amendment for Item 85 on the June 8th, 2023 Council Agenda

Dear colleagues, I would like to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for engaging in the extensive and thorough discussions surrounding the license plate reader program. Back in 2022, I initially presented this proposal to the council, and I am grateful that it received approval to pro...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue May 30, 2023 2:31 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments for Items 48 and 71 for the June 1st, 2023 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 8587

Amendments for Items 48 and 71 for the June 1st, 2023 Council Meeting

Colleagues, There are two items on the June 1st, 2023 Council agenda that I would like to highlight. Item 48 is a resolution of significant importance, as it pertains to code amendments in City Code Title 25 regarding dwelling unit occupancy limits. During our productive work session, I raised some ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue May 16, 2023 10:53 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Procession Fee Waiver
Replies: 0
Views: 9267

Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Procession Fee Waiver

Colleagues, Every year around this time the Texas Peace Officer Memorial Association conducts an event in downtown Austin to honor fallen officers. This event brings community members together from around the state to share stories, honor the profession, and support each other. This time is also val...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Apr 18, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to items 24 & 25 for 4/20/23 Council Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 11086

Re: Amendments to items 24 & 25 for 4/20/23 Council Meeting

Dear CM Pool, Thank you for taking the time to respond to my proposed amendments to the items you brought this week. I appreciate your feedback and the concerns you have raised. Unfortunately, based on your response, it appears that you are not in support of my proposed amendments. Therefore, I have...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Apr 18, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to items 24 & 25 for 4/20/23 Council Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 11086

Amendments to items 24 & 25 for 4/20/23 Council Meeting

Dear Colleagues, I want to express my gratitude to Council Member Pool for introducing items #24 and #25 on the agenda for this week. As a representative of a district with abundant greenspaces, I believe safeguarding our environment is crucial for the city's future and the well-being of its residen...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Apr 12, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 43 - Narcan Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 16626

Re: Item 43 - Narcan Resolution

Thank you Councilmember Fuentes for bringing this forward. I fully support the objective of your amendment, which I believe is a significant addition to my resolution. I have integrated it into the revised version of my resolution, and I sincerely appreciate our collaborative effort on this matter. ...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Tue Apr 11, 2023 4:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments for the April 13th, 2023 Council Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 7705

Amendments for the April 13th, 2023 Council Meeting

Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well. As we prepare for the upcoming council meeting on April 13th, 2023, I would like to submit the following proposed amendments for consideration. This first amendment for consideration directs the City Manager to explore possible partnerships with commun...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Wed Apr 05, 2023 6:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Micro-mobility Resolution Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 8246

Re: Micro-mobility Resolution Discussion

Dear Colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to express my utmost gratitude to Mayor Watson, Council Member Qadri, Council Member Vela, and Council Member Pool for their collaboration on my micro-mobility resolution, which was scheduled for the upcoming April 20th council meeting. I'm grat...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Fri Mar 31, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Aerial Fire Truck Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 17563

Re: Aerial Fire Truck Resolution

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to present the final draft of the resolution for the aerial fire truck. I want to express my gratitude to Council Members Alison Alter, Vanessa Fuentes, and Jose Velasquez for supporting and co-sponsoring this item with me. Our work together made this resolution address...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Mar 23, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Micro-mobility Resolution Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 8246

Micro-mobility Resolution Discussion

Colleagues, As I mentioned during today's council meeting, I plan to present a version of my micro-mobility resolution at the upcoming Austin City Council meeting on April 20th, 2023. As someone who is deeply invested in making our city more accessible, efficient, and safe, I believe that micro-mobi...
by Mackenzie Kelly
Thu Mar 23, 2023 8:49 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Public Safety Committee Agenda - April 24th
Replies: 3
Views: 15062

Re: Public Safety Committee Agenda - April 24th

Thank you, Mayor, for reminding us about the upcoming Public Safety Committee meeting on April 24th. As you mentioned, public safety is a crucial issue, and it is essential that we discuss all relevant topics thoroughly. I would like to suggest a few agenda items for the committee to consider: • Dis...