Category: Neighborhood Network

Neighborhood Network

June 9, 2020

Dear Neighbor, George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has changed our community. We hear and share the anger, frustration, and worry that so many are voicing. Keeping everyone safe has been our commitment for more than twenty years. Police reform is possible without risking public safety. The community wants good policing, not fewer… Read more »

Neighborhood Network

June 8, 2020

Dear Neighbor, You can’t solve one public safety crisis by creating another. During this generational moment, the community has an opportunity to join together and make Austin safer for everyone. On Thursday, the Austin City Council will vote on resolutions that impact the police department and public safety in our community. The Greater Austin Crime… Read more »

Neighborhood Network

June 7, 2020

Dear Neighbor, You’re going to hear from me every day this week. The stakes are high at City Hall. George Floyd’s death was a homicide. It was wrong and has caused the country and our community to face hard truths. During this generational moment, we have an opportunity to join together to make Austin safer… Read more »

Neighborhood Network

June 3, 2020

Dear Neighbor, George Floyd’s death in Minnesota was a homicide. It was wrong and has caused the country and our community to face hard truths. Not everyone feels safe. Not everyone is safe. In this historic moment, we face a pandemic and protests for justice. Lawlessness undermines the voices of those betrayed by a system that marginalizes… Read more »

Neighborhood Network

May 30, 2020

Dear Neighbor, Many Americans are angry. The pandemic, politics, and public safety collided this week. Austin has a long tradition of community engagement, which includes peaceful protests and rallies.  We support the Austin Police Department and the rights of protestors.Regrettably, demonstrations today have resulted in arrests for criminal acts. Lawlessness and violence aren’t how we solve problems,… Read more »

Neighborhood Network

May 28, 2020

Dear Neighbor, It’s an honor to take over from an Austin legend, Pete Winstead, as president of the Greater Austin Crime Commission. I’m a fourth-generation Austinite and have worked in the title insurance industry since 2003. My wife, Stephanie, and I are blessed with three young daughters who all attend public schools. I look forward… Read more »

Neighborhood Network

April 28, 2020

Dear Neighbor, An officer-involved shooting in Austin last Friday evening ended tragically. Yesterday, social justice activists demanded the removal of Police Chief Brian Manley, Assistant Chief Troy Gay, and Assistant City Manager Rey Arellano. The Greater Austin Crime Commission released the following statement: “Rather than rushing to judgment, the Greater Austin Crime Commission urges the Austin City… Read more »