Newsletters

September 4, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – September 4, 2020

Dear friends, Labor Day weekend is upon us, and I hope you all get a chance this weekend to relax and enjoy the cooler weather. Last week, Austin officially entered Stage 3 of the COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines - and while this means we’ve made great progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we must be extra vigilant over the holiday weekend to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbors...
August 21, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – August 21, 2020

Dear friends, This week, we have a lot of interesting community news, but let's focus first on some new COVID-19 relief programs for rental assistance and economic recovery to support community members who are severely impacted. The Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) assistance program is now open for applications. You can find more information below in the newsletter or at the RENT webpage...
August 19, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – August 14, 2020

Dear friends, Yesterday, Austin City Council unanimously passed a landmark budget that begins the journey of reimagining public safety and putting the community first. I am so proud of the work we’ve accomplished, and it’s because of your input and dedication to our city that these changes are possible. I joined the Council in a unanimous decision to...
August 7, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – August 7, 2020

Dear friends, We’re in the midst of a pivotal budget season, and I’m working diligently to ensure that the FY2020-2021 budget prioritizes equity, health, and prosperity for the whole community. Over the past days and weeks, I’ve heard from many of you about your vision for the city’s future. I am so grateful for your input, and I’ve been listening carefully to your feedback and suggestions...
July 3, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – July 19, 2020

Dear Friends, An 8-year old D7 constituent, after being inspired by John Krasinski's "Some Good News,” decided to put together her own show with Austin guests. In her first episode, Belle does a fun interview with me and County The Violet Crown Care Network was recently formed to help individuals and families affected by COVID-19. A warm thank you to our community advocates Anne-Charlotte Patterson in Crestview, Nancy...
June 19, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – June 19, 2020

This week, I want to focus on the great work of our District 7 volunteers who are helping the community during this crisis. The Violet Crown Care Network was recently formed to help individuals and families affected by COVID-19. A warm thank you to our community advocates Anne-Charlotte Patterson in Crestview, Nancy...
June 12, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – June 12, 2020

This week, I want to focus on the great work of our District 7 volunteers who are helping the community during this crisis. The Violet Crown Care Network was recently formed to help individuals and families affected by COVID-19. A warm thank you to our community advocates Anne-Charlotte Patterson in Crestview, Nancy...
May 15, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – May 15, 2020

This week, I want to focus on the great work of our District 7 volunteers who are helping the community during this crisis. The Violet Crown Care Network was recently formed to help individuals and families affected by COVID-19. A warm thank you to our community advocates Anne-Charlotte Patterson in Crestview, Nancy...
May 8, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – May 8, 2020

Today, City of Austin and Travis County officials updated our current shelter-in-place orders to continue to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections. These new orders are in response to Governor Greg Abbott's new Executive Order expanding the reopening of Texas businesses. We have more information...
April 24, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – April 24, 2020

This week we have a new format to guide you through the COVID-19 information. We've divided up the newsletter into separate sections for Residents, Artists, and Businesses so you can quickly get to your area of interest using the index just below this message.
April 10, 2020

District 7 Newsletter – April 10, 2020

Dear Friends, Passover and Easter week are here and I realize this is not how any of us envisioned we would celebrate our families and communities this year. We have an opportunity, however, to reflect on what is most important: family & friends, near and far. And maybe there's room for a sprinkling of gratitude. All of us ...