Commission application number 29 submitted by Bryan Saplin on 06/06/2020

First Name Bryan
Middle Name/Initial A
Last Name Saplin
Voter Unique Identification number 1149585063
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 25-34
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Radio Television Film
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78723
What is your occupation? Writer Director
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78723
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Allie
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial A
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Ochoa
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? Other (please describe)
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
How did you hear "Other" option detail /r/austin
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Please describe your relevant analytical skills. In charge of scheduling and logistics for multiple million dollar film projects.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Im able to weigh facts on both sides and empathize with both, however I frequently look for objective reasons in decision making : budgetary contraints, practicalities etc. Im able to separate my emotions from debate and enjoy finding middle ground or compromise as frequently as I can.
Disclaimer Signature Bryan A Saplin
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I've lived here for 14 years in almost every neighborhood. From South Congress to Windsor park, Im an Austinite who has seen this city change over the last years. I have friends who have multi million dollar mansions in Tarrytown, and friends who have east side fixer uppers (myself included). This city more diverse than many people believe it to be, and I believe those people deserve more of a voice.
Please provide your employment history. Freelance first Assistant Director. In charge of logistics and on set safety. Making sure all teams are communicated to and are taken care of. Listening across departments to find compromises for a great day on set.
District District 1
Does this application qualify? Yes