I am committed to reducing traffic congestion on Bandera between Loop 410 and Loop 1604. In fact, it is hands-down one of my highest priorities.
Commuters spend too much time stuck in traffic on Bandera Road on their way to and from home. Small businesses on Bandera suffer because potential customers don't want to fight the traffic.
Fortunately, with two recent committee assignments, I'm in a strong position to work to ease the traffic tie-ups. I am a member of the City Council's Transportation Committee, and Mayor Nirenberg has appointed me to the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the agency responsible for distributing federal transportation funds locally.
I will press for solutions to congestion on Bandera on the committee and MPO, in collaboration with Leon Valley officials and the Texas Department of Transportation.
We'll keep you updated on our progress every step of the way.
Also, I’m chairing a new Council committee tasked with improving access to health care and City services, and strengthening services for our seniors. It’s called the Community Health and Equity Committee. And I’ll work on initiatives to make our neighborhoods safer on the Public Safety Committee.
I'll tell you more about my work on these two committees in future letters.
I hope you're having a great summer!