Commission application number 320 submitted by MOSES GARCIA on 09/04/2020

First Name MOSES
Last Name GARCIA
Voter Unique Identification number 1079509491
Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Gender Male
Age 45-54
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Government
What is your occupation? Management
Submitted Address
City AUSTIN
State TX
Zip 78745
Verified Address
City AUSTIN
State TX
Zip 78745
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Yvette
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Flores
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
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. Committed to public service by working to strengthen and develop policies, programs, procedures and technology at the federal, state and municipal levels of government. Served as a lead member of organizational management workgroups, major IT solicitation contracts, systems analysis teams and municipal bond review commissions; contributing energy and professionalism to public service delivery, professional services and agency development. Bringing a results-oriented focus, engage stakeholders with a resilient enthusiasm that fosters relationship-building and organizational collaboration.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Impartiality means being substantially fair to the various communities living in and around the City of Austin (City). Working to redistrict the voices of these communities, we should act as if though a reasonable person who studied the City could arrive at similar decisions. As evidence, I offer my prior volunteer experience as a City of Austin, Bond Oversight Commission appointee from 2010 to 2019. In this role, I help lead the oversight of a capital portfolio valued at $1B of priorities, infrastructure programs and capital improvement projects to ensure efficiency, equity, timeliness, and accountability in the implementation of the 2006 and 2010 bond programs, as well as future bond programs. Also served on the 2010 Strategic Mobility Citizens’ Task Force (CTF) for the City. Served as an appointee on the CTF to gather public input and make recommendations for the City of Austin 2010 mobility bond election. Assessed regional mobility issues, validated regional mobility requirements, evaluated the City’s bond capacity, reviewed effectiveness of metrics utilized to prioritize mobility projects, gathered citizen input.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. City of Austin (City) continues to evolve since I arrived within the city limits in 1992. Back then, Texas state politics and college sports were often the only metro headlines. Music venues were accessible, and downtown was sleepy after dark. Yet, many problems quietly existed as the I-35 highway corridor divided the eastern and western portions of the City, select neighborhood councils spoke loudly, and at-large council districts concentrated political decision-making to a select few. Meanwhile, the technology sector brought a renewed vibrancy to the local economy, which also attracted more people with their foods, traditions and cultural interests from around the world. Growth demanded a better way of administering public goods, and the City (rightly) reassessed how best to self-govern and properly consider the voice of diverse communities. As a result, 10-1 district representation was enabled. Today, we have the opportunity to revisit how well the City has considered the voice of our families, friends, and neighbors both near and far. In my opinion, the effort of redistricting must focus on assuring the voice of communities across the City of Austin without limits.
Please provide your employment history. BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION SERVICES, SECTION DIRECTOR; APR 2019 – PRESENT OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, COORDINATOR; AUG 2013 – MAR 2019 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, STATE OF TEXAS - Austin, Texas STRATEGIC PLANNING DIVISION (STR) Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently. And, operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues. BOND OVERSIGHT COMMISSIONER (APPOINTEE, COA DISTRICT 5); OCT 2010 – FEB 2019 CITY OF AUSTIN (COA) – Austin, TX FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT Advisors provide advice to help city government manage their bond finances and deliver on public expectations with bond elections. BUSINESS ANALYTICS MANAGER; FEB 2013 – AUG 2013 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, STATE OF TEXAS – Austin, Texas REGULATORY SERVICES DIVISION (RSD) Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently. SENIOR MANAGEMENT ANALYST; JUL 2008 – NOV 2012 MAXIMUS, INC. (NYSE: MMS) – Austin, TX TEXAS ELIGIBILITY SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT (ESS) Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. BUDGET ANALYST; JUL 2000 – JUL 2003 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, STATE OF TEXAS - Austin, Texas Budget analysts help public and private institutions organize their finances. STRATEGIC PLANNING ASSISTANT; DEC 1999 – JUL 2000 DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, STATE OF TEXAS - Austin, Texas Support executives plan strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. LABOR MARKET ANALYST; JUN 1998 – AUG 1999 WORKFORCE COMMISSION, STATE OF TEXAS - Austin, Texas Labor economists collect and analyze data, research trends, and evaluate economic issues for resources, goods, and services.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. "Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans." - Barbara Jordan
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? From family or friend
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Disclaimer Signature MOSES GARCIA
District District 5
Does this application qualify? Yes