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MY NAME

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IS MACKENZIE KELLY.

I'M AN AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FOR DISTRICT SIX.

I'M A MOTHER, A WIFE, AND A PERSON DEEPLY INVESTED IN THE COMMUNITY.

AUSTIN.

AS IN MY BLOOD, MY PARENTS LIVE IN OUR DISTRICT, MY BROTHER AND HIS FIANCE LIVE IN OUR DISTRICT.

MY INLAWS LIVE IN OUR DISTRICT AS WELL.

I WAS BORN AND RAISED HERE AND I LEARNED LIFE'S HARD LESSONS HERE.

AND RIGHT NOW I ROLL UP MY SLEEVES TO HELP OTHERS NAVIGATE LIFE'S CHALLENGES IN OUR EVER CHANGING CITY IS EIGHT YEARS IN OUR COMMUNITY AS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER.

AND I'VE LED THE CLEAN UP EFFORTS OF THE OVERFLOWING HOMELESS CAMPS UNDER OUR EXPRESSWAYS.

I'VE ALSO WORKED HAND IN HAND WITH OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

IT'S PRESIDENT OF TAKE-BACK AUSTIN.

I FOUGHT TO KEEP OUR POLITICIANS HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS FACING MULTIPLE CRISES RIGHT NOW, A CRISIS OF HOMELESSNESS, A CRISIS OF SAFETY AND A CRISIS OF AFFORDABILITY I'LL ADVOCATE FOR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE FULLY STAFFED AND WELL-FUNDED, THEY WILL FIGHT TO KEEP OUR TAXES LOW.

AND I'LL ENSURE THAT OUR HOMELESS POPULATION IS TAKEN CARE OF THROUGH POLICIES THAT WORK TOWARDS IDENTIFYING AND TREATING THE SYSTEMATIC PROBLEMS THAT CAUSE HOMELESSNESS, THOSE TYPES OF SOLUTIONS ARE SAFE AND COMPASSIONATE.

LIVING IN UNSANITARY AND ATROCIOUS CONDITIONS IS NOT.

OUR CITY IS FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED TIME IN ITS HISTORY, CHANGES TO SEVERAL POLICIES ON COUNCIL THAT HAVE BEEN MADE RECENTLY WERE NOT MADE WITH THE CITY'S FUTURE.

IN MIND, WE NEED FACT BASED AND DATA DRIVEN SOLUTIONS, KNEE JERK REACTIONS WITHOUT SOLUTIONS IN PLACE BEFOREHAND.

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID HAS SHUT DOWN LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES, AND MANY OF THEM HAVE CLOSED THEIR DOORS FOR GOOD, THE ICONIC BUSINESS LANDSCAPE THAT KEPT, AND WE WERE JUST SLOWLY FADING AWAY.

WE NEED COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT NOT ONLY WANT TO PRESERVE OUR CITY, BUT HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS. WE NEED FORWARD THINKING AND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR OUR CITY'S PROBLEMS. MY LIFELONG WORK ADVOCATING FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND THOSE THAT LIVE HERE PROVIDE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD FOR FUTURE SUCCESS AS YOUR NEXT CITY COUNCIL WOMAN AS AUSTIN AUSTINITES.

WE DESERVE A CITY THAT IS SAFE, PROSPEROUS, AND FORWARD PLANNING.

WE NEED SERVANT LEADERSHIP, NOT TYPICAL POLITICIANS.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT POLITICAL AGENDAS ASIDE AND TAKE ACTION TO INSIST ON A BETTER COMMUNITY THAT SERVES US.

PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE OR MY CAMPAIGN@WWWDOTMCKENZIEFORAUSTIN.COM.

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEARCH ON FACEBOOK FOR MACKENZIE KELLY FOR AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL, OR FIND ME ON TWITTER AT M KELLY FIGHTING FOR A BETTER.

AUSTIN HAS BEEN THE HONOR OF MY LIFE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING YOUR NEXT CITY COUNCIL WOMAN.

I HUMBLY ASK THAT YOU VOTE FOR ME FOR AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AND DISTRICT SIX.

SO I CAN REPRESENT THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY AS A NATIVE AUSTINITE.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.