Tag Archives: Delia Garza

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council wants to help homeowners resist ‘predatory home flipping’

City Council Member Delia Garza has no interest in selling her home in Southeast Austin, but she was intrigued by a letter she received in the mail recently from somebody interested in buying it.An ominous all-caps headline on the yellow…

Thursday, December 28, 2017 by Jack Craver

Child care, CodeNEXT, grocery stores: Garza focuses on economic justice

Before walking into an executive session where City Council members decided unanimously to select Spencer Cronk as Austin’s next city manager, Council Member Delia Garza spoke to the Austin Monitor about her thoughts on her third year on Council.Although she…

Friday, November 10, 2017 by Syeda Hasan

Austin wants to make it easier to build garage apartments

City Council took a step yesterday to streamline the process of building and remodeling homes by approving the Family Homestead Initiative. The resolution calls for the city to identify all the regulations and costs associated with the process.Council Member Delia…

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Housing, public health priorities for Garza in new year

City Council Member Delia Garza describes Council’s past year as “productive.” Specifically, Garza is pleased to report that she has begun to tackle some of her priority issues in earnest (all while handily winning re-election to the District 2 seat…

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by Jack Craver

Onion Creek residents voice desperation over flooding

Flood-battered residents voiced despair over the future and frustration with City Hall at a Tuesday night forum at the Onion Creek Club featuring Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members Ann Kitchen and Delia Garza.“We feel like we’re trapped here,”…

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Pilot Knob ruling seems to have little effect on city development deal

In a late Friday ruling, a district judge sided with a local activist against the city of Austin, voiding a December vote taken by City Council members on the housing development Pilot Knob. Called Easton Park, the development plans to…

Friday, September 30, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Tovo, Garza to help fund downtown toilet project

Downtown Austin has scores of restaurants, bars and shops, but what it does not have is strategically located public toilets. That deficiency has proved problematic for any number of people, including the homeless and late-night visitors on the streets after…

Friday, August 12, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

Council approves alternatives to jail time for indigent defendants

City Council members approved a measure Thursday clarifying the process to be used by municipal judges to deem a defendant incapable of paying a municipal fine – and emphasizing community service as an alternative to jail time for unpaid fines.Council…

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Jack Craver

CM Garza has second thoughts about Sun Chase PUD

After voting to support it just a month ago, City Council Member Delia Garza said on Wednesday that she’s not sure she can continue to back a massive Planned Unit Development east of Austin in Del Valle.The Sun Chase PUD…

Monday, December 28, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Garza recounts “rookie” year, outlines goals ahead

City Council Member Delia Garza had a busy freshman year on Austin’s first 10-1 Council, working on city issues and serving on bodies with officials from other jurisdictions to take on some of the most pressing issues facing the region.…

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Garza on the Homestead Tax Exemption

District 2 Austin City Council Member Delia Garza joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the proposed 20 percent City of Austin homestead tax exemption. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane. Track is embedded below:

Friday, January 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Garza eager to tackle big issues at City Hall

In November, Delia Garza was one of the few City Council members elected outright. In addition to being the first person to represent District 2, Garza is also the first Latina to be elected to the Austin City Council.Last month,…

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by Jo Clifton

Firefighters issue four Council endorsements

The Austin Firefighters Association began announcing its endorsements for City Council Tuesday, beginning with two of its own, Council Member Mike Martinez, who is running for mayor, and District 2 candidate Delia Garza. The group also chose Council Member Chris…

Friday, June 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council approves funds for buyout of 140 more homes in Onion Creek

Though some relief is on the way for Halloween Flood survivors, the fact that nearly 15 percent of the funds could be spent on consultants raised some eyebrows at City Council Thursday.   Council members approved all four items related…

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