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by Jose Velasquez
Thu Jul 18, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Invitation to Co-sponsor Item 88 on Public Banks
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Invitation to Co-sponsor Item 88 on Public Banks

Thank you for bringing this item, CM Qadri. I am also interested in learning more about how a public bank might work for Austin.

I would like to be added as a co-sponsor.

CMJV
by Jose Velasquez
Wed Jul 03, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026
Replies: 16
Views: 10602

Re: Co-Sponsorship Request: Comprehensive Climate Implementation Program/Comprehensive Bond Package for 2026

Thank you for this necessary resolution, Mr. Mayor. And thank you for your leadership on this issue.
Please add me as a co-sponsor.

- CMJV
by Jose Velasquez
Wed May 15, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: HOME companion affordability item for 5/30 agenda
Replies: 1
Views: 2797

HOME companion affordability item for 5/30 agenda

Colleagues, In response to the feedback we received from the community at April's joint hearing and at the various open houses and neighborhood meetings, it is evident that our commitment to supporting Austin's low- and moderate-income homeowners is more important than ever. As our city continues to...
by Jose Velasquez
Wed May 15, 2024 1:49 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

Re: LDC Amendments

It seems that some people are unable to view the document. Alternative link below:

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 134735.pdf

Thank you, apologies for any inconvenience.

- D3 Office
by Jose Velasquez
Tue May 14, 2024 10:28 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: LDC Amendments
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

LDC Amendments

Colleagues, I appreciate today’s thoughtful discussion about changes to the Land Development Code. As I indicated during our work session, I plan to offer the following motion: Item 6 - HOME Phase 2 Feasibility of an equity/anti-displacement overlay. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/...
by Jose Velasquez
Tue May 14, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: UT Austin Protest Response
Replies: 2
Views: 2544

Re: UT Austin Protest Response

Thank you CM Vela for your detailed insight. I am also looking forward to today's discussion and hope to receive answers to the many questions I still have on the police response. It is deeply important to me that we ensure that the right to protest is protected and seek those answers given the poin...
by Jose Velasquez
Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:39 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: City Manager Search Update
Replies: 5
Views: 17712

Re: City Manager Search Update

Felicidades and welcome to our next city manager, T.C. Broadnax. I’m looking forward to the challenges, collaboration and service that provide us with nothing but opportunity to make our city a welcoming place for all. Huge propers and thanks to Sara Hensley for being a candidate and for considering...
by Jose Velasquez
Tue Mar 26, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Urban Cultural & Music Festival- Fee Waivers
Replies: 5
Views: 10333

Re: Urban Cultural & Music Festival- Fee Waivers

CM Harper- Madison and CM Vela,

The Urban Cultural & Music Festival is a great event and I thank you both for leading on this item. Please put me down for $500.

José Velásquez
by Jose Velasquez
Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 35, V2- Emergency Closure/ Bad Weather Pay Procedure
Replies: 0
Views: 11744

Item 35, V2- Emergency Closure/ Bad Weather Pay Procedure

Colleagues, Please see attached version 2 for item 35, directing the City Manager to assess the effectiveness of the Emergency Closure/Bad Weather Pay Procedure. Additional language will direct the City Manager to provide a comprehensive report to council no later than May 30th allowing enough time ...
by Jose Velasquez
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 33 - Mobile Food Units v.2
Replies: 0
Views: 11024

Item 33 - Mobile Food Units v.2

Colleagues, I will be bringing Item 33 to Thursday’s agenda, relating to changes in the permitting inspection process for Mobile Food Units. This amendment to City Code Section 10-3-93 is intended to streamline the permitting inspection process for food truck owners whose units have a regular, fixed...
by Jose Velasquez
Wed Mar 20, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 33 - Food Truck Permitting
Replies: 1
Views: 5815

Re: Item 33 - Food Truck Permitting

Thank you for your support, Council Member Fuentes. This is an important item for many mobile food establishments, and I do believe that we can find a way to streamline a process that works for everyone.

Council Member José Velásquez
by Jose Velasquez
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking
Replies: 3
Views: 5819

Re: Co-Sponsorship Request: Stand Together Against Human Trafficking

I’m proud to co-sponsor Council Member Kelly’s IFC. If the additional resources and training help protect even one person from being targeted, groomed, trafficked or exploited, we will have succeeded. We need to make it abundantly clear that the exploitation of vulnerable people, most often women an...
by Jose Velasquez
Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2024 Council Committee Appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 40860

Re: 2024 Council Committee Appointments

Colleagues, I wanted to amend my previous post. I’ve been wanting to serve on the Community Advancement Network (CAN) but wanted to ensure I had the bandwidth to do so. In speaking with the Mayor, he expressed an interest in serving on the Housing Committee so I would like to amend my post to: REMOV...
by Jose Velasquez
Mon Jan 08, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: 2024 Council Committee Appointments
Replies: 11
Views: 40860

Re: 2024 Council Committee Appointments

Colleagues,
I would like to continue serving on the following committees;
• Housing and Planning Committee
• Public Health Committee
• Austin/AISD/County Joint Committee
Thank you,
Council Member Velásquez
by Jose Velasquez
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 71 - Amendment
Replies: 2
Views: 11450

Item 71 - Amendment

Colleagues, Tomorrow, I will bring forward Item 71, relating to financial assistance for residential property owners who want to add a housing unit on their homesteaded property. I understand that the previous council has done continuous work to look for resources similar to the one I am proposing t...
by Jose Velasquez
Sun Oct 15, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Discussing Item 40
Replies: 2
Views: 26520

Discussing Item 40

Colleagues, I would like to pull item 40. I want to discuss this potential investment of $15 million to expand the pedestrian/bicycle crossing at Woodland Avenue and I-35 from 75 feet to 300 feet. Given that the $15 million will come out of Mobility Bonds for bicycle and sidewalk improvements, we sh...
by Jose Velasquez
Thu Oct 12, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Purple Thursday
Replies: 0
Views: 41818

Purple Thursday

Colleagues, Thursday October 19th is “Go Purple Day” / Purple Thursday This national day of action, recognition, and reflection around Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a meaningful opportunity for us to acknowledge the impacts of domestic violence, both as a Council and as a community. This is a...
by Jose Velasquez
Mon Aug 07, 2023 7:37 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: FY24 Budget Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 40844

Re: FY24 Budget Priorities

Colleagues,  I look forward to budget discussions where we work to prioritize and address needs that will best support and advance our community. Thank you to the community members and leaders who have been taking an active role in shaping our city's budget over the past months, and to my colleagues...
by Jose Velasquez
Wed Jul 19, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: S.M.A.R.T. Housing Resolution V2 (#129)
Replies: 0
Views: 5553

S.M.A.R.T. Housing Resolution V2 (#129)

Colleagues— Ahead of tomorrow's lengthy agenda, I am sharing the latest version of my draft resolution for your review. Below you will find a version 2 of my S.M.A.R.T. Housing resolution. The added language provides direction to the City Manager on how to list the waived fees under the program. If ...
by Jose Velasquez
Thu Jul 13, 2023 7:19 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: APD Moving Forward
Replies: 0
Views: 5141

APD Moving Forward

Austin needs more AUSTIN police officers. In the absence of the Austin Police Association’s willingness to get more APD officers on the street, a partnership was struck between APD and DPS that proved to be out of step with what Austinites deserve from their police. It’s time to continue building a ...
by Jose Velasquez
Thu Jun 08, 2023 10:17 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 84 Amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 4971

Item 84 Amendment

Hi Colleagues,

I will be proposing the following amendment for Item 84. Version 1 was sent out earlier this morning, but here is Version 2, the most updated version, that I will be speaking to on the dais.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 101636.pdf
by Jose Velasquez
Wed May 03, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 22 - Parking Mandate Reform Resolution
Replies: 2
Views: 5241

Re: Item 22 - Parking Mandate Reform Resolution

CM Qadri— I am excited to see these conversations surrounding parking mandates continue and evolve into a more comprehensive approach. I would also like to be added as a co-sponsor. Steep parking requirements means taking up additional space, adding unnecessary costs to construction projects, and ru...
by Jose Velasquez
Tue Apr 18, 2023 5:11 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Special Called Public Safety Committee Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 3617

Re: Special Called Public Safety Committee Meeting

Thank you, Mayor Watson, for submitting a formal request for a briefing at a May 22nd Special Called Meeting. However, my community feels targeted and deserves answers sooner rather than later. With that said, I would like to formally request a briefing from both APD and DPS leadership at our next w...
by Jose Velasquez
Mon Apr 10, 2023 1:05 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Velásquez V2 for Item 46 on 4/13 Agenda
Replies: 0
Views: 4484

Velásquez V2 for Item 46 on 4/13 Agenda

Colleagues— I am delighted to share the below V2 to my resolution for the April 13th council meeting prioritizing the development of deeply affordable housing at the city-owned property located at 4800 Bolm Road (Item 46). My office was recently notified by Austin Resource Recovery staff that, while...
by Jose Velasquez
Thu Apr 06, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Lifeguard Recruitment Briefing Request
Replies: 1
Views: 3504

Re: Lifeguard Recruitment Briefing Request

Thank you, Council Member Vela, for making this request. I would also appreciate a briefing from staff on lifeguard recruitment and hiring.

Thank you,
José M.A. Velásquez