Shade told In Fact Daily that she was excited that "people are starting to focus on the election and the distinctions between me and my opponents." She added that "every vote is going to count in this race" and that she is going to "need all of the support that I can get." [read more]
Union representatives said the three have track records of being committed to quality police, firefighter and paramedic services, and are always willing to listen. “We can go to them and they listen to our issues and consider them thoughtfully,” said Bob Nicks of the Austin Firefighters Association. [read more]
"I am especially humbled by the fact that so many on my donor list aren't people who typically contribute to City Council races. I don't have the ability to write myself a big check and forgo fundraising from fellow citizens, so this support I have gotten early is critical." [read more]
“Too often, Austin is divided. We think of things as the environmental community and the business community, old Austin and new Austin, and the east and the west. Really, what I learned is we have a whole lot more in common than what divides us.” [read more]
Randi Shade also wasted no time announcing her intentions: Her Place 3 re-election campaign will be managed by Katherine Haenschen, who helmed Riley's 2009 campaign as well as the Travis County Dems' 2010 coordinated campaign (you know, the lonely blue island). [Susan] Harry will also serve as Shade's fundraising guru. [read more]
[Shade] added, "This is everybody's Austin. I have the ability and willingness to help people from all parts of our community, regardless of the issue and regardless of the politics. I am running for re-election to continue to work hard to make Austin the best place it can be."[read more]
Shade often appears in the e-mails to think strategically, weighing how to approach or sell an idea and how the council's actions will look. She writes Leffingwell in April that she wants to delve into how much the city spends hiring outside consultants, saying she's concerned city staffers suggest that option to cover their tracks in case something goes wrong. [read more]
As real estate prices increased in popular Central Austin and near South Austin neighborhoods, the number of families with children living in them has declined, Williams said. That has led to fewer children living near schools such as Barton Hills and Zilker elementaries, which were on a list of schools identified for possible closure.
Cole and Council Member Randi Shade said city land-use policies should be crafted with an eye toward encouraging housing near schools in the urban core that families can afford. [read more]
The activists argued that Austin would not have enough money to invest in conservation efforts if it built the $500 million-plus treatment plant. Leffingwell and Council Member Randi Shade, the swing vote, were among those who argued building the plant would not discourage Austin's conservation efforts. "I do think it's evident we have to do both," Shade said Thursday. [read more]
"This community has come together, and I have no doubt that this will be one of the best holiday seasons this community has ever seen," Council Member Randi Shade said. [read more]
Shade called the sharpshooters option premature. "I'm glad the staff is considering a range of options, but I will reserve judgment until I receive a firm recommendation from staff and from the Northwest Hills community," she said. [read more]
"The City of Austin is fortunate to have the Austin ADL's expertise, support and leadership as we implement a multi-pronged approach to addressing hate crimes," [Shade] said. [read more]
This vote "will allow us to do the project more efficiently," said Council Member Randi Shade, who is among those who say the treatment plant is necessary to meet Austin's future water needs. "But this will still be a contentious issue, and I think there will be arguments over it for a while." [read more]
"It's just great energy. It's great for spawning the creativity, the convergence of technology, music and film. Stuff that this city is so well-known for," City council member Randi Shade said. [read more]
"I think One Voice has had an important role in how the city has made those decisions," Shade said. "Nonprofits do some of the most important work in this community. They're a really important voice." [read more]
For Council Member Randi Shade, the now-approved changes represent a substantial positive change. “Bottom line is that, after more than a decade of status quo funding for our Health and Human Services contracts, this is an opportunity for us to open up the process to allow all of our current contractors to write proposals that match what they might be interested in doing today, (to) what our city's priorities are,” she said. Shade is chair of the City Council committee that recommended the changes. [read more]
"The program we have now is not sustainable over the long term because it erodes our tax base," Shade said. [read more]
"We have a very narrowly defined performance-based contract. The city doesn't pay unless the company performs according to the contract," Shade said. [read more]
"This is everybody's Austin and it's great to see everybody out and proud," Shade said. [read more]
Our future depends on a strong environmental voice from an economic, quality-of-life and security perspective. Concerns about global climate change and environmental sustainability affect decisions at all levels of government and in every business segment. [read more]
“I am very pleased that the City of Austin continues to find ways to treat all of our employees and their families with equality and respect,” [Shade] said. “An extra thank you to our new HR Director Mark Washington and to Marc Ott for working to make sure we can once again lead Texas cities in progressive personnel policies.” [read more]
While Shade's vote may not have pleased plant opponents, she listened respectfully and advocated that both sides get plenty of time to build a case. "Reasonable people can disagree," Shade said repeatedly. The obvious implication was that reasonable people disagree reasonably. [read more]
"Conserving energy is still the most cost-effective way to manage our energy supply," Shade said. "Conservation is a key part of the matrix."
My priorities have always been, from the time I was a candidate, to be focused on public safety and the social services, parks and the kind of basic needs people can count on," Shade said. [read more]
"The devil is in the details, but many of these priorities are priorities for me," Council Member Randi Shade said. [read more]
“It’s a reporting tool,” she said. “It’s not the fanciest thing, but it’s something I wanted to do to fulfill that promise is a cost-effective manner.” [read more]
“This is a bigger victory than you think,” said Council Member Randi Shade, when she stepped out into the atrium minutes later to soothe the crowd. [Council] put the onus on the developer to come back in six months with an improved project – which, now, must conform to the city’s new, tougher PUD ordinance. [read more]
Joining McCracken in sponsoring the council resolution were Randi Shade and Laura Morrison, the other members of the Council Committee for Emerging Technologies and Telecommunications. "At this point, it's too early to say how this would shape up, but the ultimate goal would be to create something like Sematech," observed Shade, who was involved with the 2001 launch of the Austin Clean Energy Initiative. [read more]
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