Commission application number 20 submitted by Angela Garza on 06/06/2020

First Name Angela
Middle Name/Initial Benavides
Last Name Garza
Voter Unique Identification number 0000000000
Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Gender Female
Age 45-54
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Business
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78721
What is your occupation? Real Estate Agent and Business Owner
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78721
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? No
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
Have you been continuously registered to vote in the City of Austin for the last five years? Yes
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? Yes
Been appointed to a state or city office? No
Been elected to a state or city office? No
Been a candidate for a state or city office? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective state, county, or city office? No
Been a registered state or local lobbyist? No
A paid employee of the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional services contract with the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to the City Council of the City of Austin or to any individual member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
A controlling person of a person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to any member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio, From family or friend
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I love numbers. I love equal access fairness more. As long as the analytics unlocks the generational segregation for generations then analytics should be amazing to work with. I will analyze data to the core. Especially, when it comes to rebalancing our heart city and unsegregating it. Finally.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I am a three generations deep native of East Austin. By now we should have been gentrified. I have always had to learn how to work with relations across our ever changing divides and relations.
Disclaimer Signature Angela Benavides Garza
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have an appreciation and passion to open doors to real diversification throughout Austin. Not just one side of Austin. We are still too segregated. Lopsided in financials and fair access. I appreciate that we have an opportunity to finally change this and walk our talk.
Please provide your employment history. Volunteer Activist Former Land Use Chair EMLK Combined Contact Team Solar (AKA Solar Angela) Wind Pioneer Former Sierra Club Member Environmental Defense Fund Humanity Activist World Peace Solutions Ambassador
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have worked hand in hand with Commissioners Developers City Leaders State Leaders and the community to come up with inclusive solutions that supports Equality for All and Diverse Access Sustainability. I cheerleader a Green Wind Company that proved we could become a viable commodity in the energy markets. We have come up with new models with developers that is inclusive of all income levels across relations. I worked with Senator Watson and several leaders to help push through Prop 1 ... The Dell Medical School. I've helped position many leaders in their political seats. They are serving the City and State now. When something needs to get done and closed I come in on the back end and seal the deal with no pay. I have dedicated hours to my community with no recognition for my work and still I gave. I have integrity and I use it. I love serving my community and consider it a privilege and honor.
District District 3
Does this application qualify? Yes