From City Council Member Greg Casar (District 4): transportation, deportations, and recent deaths bringing national attention to the District
Transportation Improvements Coming in 2016
"At our first meeting of 2016, Council approved about $2 million in District 4 transportation and infrastructure improvements. We’ve also dedicated money to projects through our capital improvements funds, state grants, and yearly budget," announced City Council Member Greg Casar in his last newsletter.
Read the list of transportation and infrastructure developments coming our way online.
Community ‘Know Your Rights’ Training on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Deportations
The Council Member also took advantage of this newsletter to thank "everyone who attended, helped promote, and supported our recent Community Know Your Rights Training on deportations (raising) a great deal of fear and concern in District 4 and other largely-immigrant communities across Texas," and to remind everyone that "Grassroots Leadership has set up a hotline for individuals who feel threatened by ICE —they are encouraged to call 512-270-1515 for further assistance."
In Memory of Monica Loera and David Joseph
Finally, the Council Member wrote about "the loss of two Austinites: Georgian Acres neighbor Monica Loera and Premier High School student David Joseph. While these incidents are separate, they are connected to our district and received national media attention, so I believe it’s important to share some thoughts about them." Read them online.