Please Join us for our Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening!!Thank you for your support to build strength in diversity for City Council District One. I have lived, gone to school, worked and raised my family within District One for the last 15 years. I am a native Austinite. I have always loved nature, and have been a fan of bicycling since I was young. I have grown up in Austin and in Texas politics.
I am running for City Council District One because I love this city and I believe collectively we can preserve what makes Austin special as we continue to grow. I believe that Austin is at its best when we build community coalitions based on strength in diversity. Myinitial focus is on five action areas:
Reduce gentrification pressures on existing households.
Develop common sense land use that honors neighborhood plans, and promotes cultural and historical preservation.
Develop a safe, connected regional multi-mode transportation system for cars, pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit.
Ensure water/environmental quality, park development, and infrastructure maintenance across the region.
Increase community safety through dialogue and community based policing.
I have the support of area leaders and personal mentors Dr. Exalton Delco, Dr. Charles Akins, Clara Walker and Coach Howard Ware. I was humbled when they asked me to run for City Council, District One.
My experience from having previously run for City Council, being Chairman of the Urban Renewal Board and Chairman of the Urban Transportation Commission has provided me with the knowledge and abilities for excellent leadership for District One. With the newly created single member districts we can now choose a representative from within our own boundaries to represent our needs. This is a welcome departure from our past "Gentleman's Agreement" and is a more representative approach.
I thank you for your interest in Austin and our future. Please contact me and help me determine how I can best leverage my skills for our diverse district needs.
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