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José Velásquez

  • Opposes I-35 expansion: YES
  • Supports study of alternatives: YES

“We can no longer contribute to, and reinforce the concept of, a divided city. We need to ensure that TXDOT is working towards options that are a reflection of our communities goals.”

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"I'm a 4th gen Austinite and my family was here during the forced migration east of East Avenue. IH-35 is a monument to segregation to me. We can no longer contribute to, and reinforce the concept of, a divided city. We need to ensure that TXDOT is working towards options that are a reflection of our communities goals and ensure we are being better stewards of the environment. We need to exist as one city and bridge the East-West divide."

- Statement provided to Rethink35