From the Citizen Led Austin Safety Partnership (Clasp): District Representatives - Another Duty Added
"Well, Folks, it’s happened again...
An added job duty has been dumped onto the workload of our District Representatives. The Vehicle Abatement Unit was disbanded and their workload has been assigned to District Reps throughout the City," announced the Citizen Led Austin Safety Partnership (Clasp) on their blog.
District Reps are the only officer positions which are fully dedicated and responsible for community policing by developing positive relationships with citizens and building community engagement. Why pull them off their vital community policing activities within our neighborhoods and give them a different – property related -- task? (...)
If this is an issue in your neighborhood, to make your voice heard, contact Chief Acevedo (Art.Acevedo@austintexas.gov) and explain that we do not want our District Reps to be responsible for this additional job that prevents them from having their full time available to handle the actual community engagement and relationship building that is so needed in Austin."