For more than 12 years, I have been an advocate for Southwest Austin's families and seniors. I'm the only candidate with a proven track record of results for our community. Below is a list of accomplishments that I've been a part of for our community: 

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Environment & Parks

  • Co-founded and co-chaired Friends of Dick Nichols Park where improved the park through tree planting, removing graffiti, mulching and painting. (2007-12)

  • Developed and implemented the idea that added a $250K, 32.67 kW Solar Carport. (2009-10)

  • Increasing park funding by $3.65M as part of the Great Austin Parks Coalition. (2013)

  • Recommended and provided guidance on the new fitness trail system upgrade at Dick Nichols Park. (2015 recommendations built in 2016)

  • Recommended and provided guidance on the improvements at the Spyglass trailhead on the Barton Creek Greenbelt. (2016 recommendations built in 2018)

  • Successfully advocated for fixing the Veloway. (2015-2016)

  • Worked with the Scenic Brook neighborhood leadership to acquire old neighborhood park. (2017-2018)

  • Work with the Parks Department, the Watershed Department and the school district to leverage limited resources to create lush landscaping and gardens on school grounds that also help with stormwater and water quality management. (2016 – present)

  • Served on the Aquatics Master Plan Task Force and negotiated the inclusion of a new pool in SW Austin in West Oak Hill Y. (2017)

  • Protected Austin’s local control and our environment by fighting against the Anti-Tree Bills (HB7, authored by Rep. Kolkhorst, was signed into law the Rep. Workman’s was much worse) and the Anti-Parkland Dedication Fee Bill (HB77, authored by Rep. Darby). (2017)

  • Developing a program with TxDOT that will promote harvesting and reuse of trees removed within the Austin District and allow for volunteer plantings after construction projects are completed. (2017-Present)

  • Working with Austin Ridge Riders and the Parks Department to create a Williamson Creek from the Oak Hill Y going East. (Present)

Transportation

  • Oak Hill Parkway – As Vice-President of the Oak Hill Associations of Neighborhoods, I worked with our group in developing project improvement recommendations to TxDOT. Since that time, I have continued to work with the District Engineer’s Office in further mitigating the impact and asked for the removal of the toll lane (as reflected in the updated TxDOT response to OHAN’s Resolution. I will continue to work with the community and TxDOT in implementing a financially feasible project that not only benefits Dripping Springs and Bee Caves but also Oak Hill. I am committed to improving Oak Hill for the families and neighborhoods in the area. (2014-Present)

  • Successfully advocating for Southwest Austin transportation projects included in the 2016 Mobility Bond including improvements at William Cannon, Brodie, Slaughter and Davis. (2016)

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Affordability

  • Testified at the 85th Legislature and at the Texas Commission on Public School Finance on the impact of Robin Hood/Recapture on Austin taxpayers and facilities. Working with a Houston-based PAC to address recapture in the next legislative session. (2017-Present)

 

Our Neighborhood Schools

  • Served on the AISD Facilities and Bond Planning and Advisory Committee and 2017 School Bond that brought the single largest investment to SW Austin schools since 1986. (2015-2017)

  • Successfully advocated for the release of an Energy Savings Performance Contract to update outdated lighting, windows, controls and fixtures using energy savings to pay for it. (2016-2018)

  • Successfully pushed for United States Green Builders Council LEED Silver certification for new and modernized campuses. (2016-2017)

  • Advocated to relieve severe overcrowding at Clayton Elementary School (2008) and Kiker Elementary School. (2017)

  • Worked with the Travis Country neighborhood, AISD, and the City of Austin Planning Commission in creating an impervious cover land bank for AISD that protected the AISD property in Travis Country and will allow for future school modernization projects. (2017)

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