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Update from Rep. Bucy this afternoon: facebook.com/BucyForTexas/photos/a.1423850107829939/2621451071403164/

Also City Council currently having emergency meeting with updates: www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/community-affairs/cptv-10🌐 HD 136 Coronavirus Resources & Updates
www.bucyfortexas.com/post/coronavirus

🛒 HD 136 Food & Wellness Program
Working with our regional city leaders and Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM), my office is coordinating an initiative to help senior citizens aged 60 and over and people with a disability of any age in House District 136 who are homebound or otherwise have urgent food access needs in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are a senior citizen aged 60 or over or a person with a disability of any age with an urgent food need in HD 136, sign up for free food deliveries: bit.ly/HD136FoodProgram

✋ Food & Wellness Program Volunteers Needed
In order for this initiative to be a success we need your help! Sign up to help with outreach, package food at Hill Country Community Ministries, food delivery, or donate needed supplies: bit.ly/HD136FoodVols
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Update from Rep. Bucy this afternoon: https://facebook.com/BucyForTexas/photos/a.1423850107829939/2621451071403164/

Also City Council currently having emergency meeting with updates: www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/community-affairs/cptv-10

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City Council voted unanimously for the disaster declaration. Feel free to watch the entire meeting for some helpful and reassuring updates. At the regular meeting this week, Council will be discussing moving the election, among other virus prevention measures. Many of our neighboring cities are having these same discussions at upcoming meetings, and the mayors and city managers are coordinating closely to help have uniformity between all measures.

This is a tough and uncertain time, and a lot of people in our community are hurting. I wish I had all the answers. My only answer is this: let’s keep our distance and wipe down surfaces now—and end this thing sooner. And let’s continue helping each other out. It’s going to get tougher the next few weeks. That’s ok. We’re tough. We’re resilient. We know what we have to do, so let’s go do it. This is not the time to be selfish. We’re one team. One Cedar Park. Everybody pulling together. If we do what we’re supposed to do, I guarantee we’ll win. It’s up to us. In case you haven’t heard, here is some new COVID-19 info:

1. The Governor issued an order yesterday making CDC standards statewide today, thru April 3 (date could be extended later). (a) social gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer; (b) restaurants/bars dine-in is closed but drive-thru, delivery, and take-out is encouraged (including special Governor’s order allowing mixed drinks to-go—beer and wine to-go also ok); (c) all schools closed; (d) gym and massage places closed; (e) no visitors to nursing homes, retirement centers, or long-term care facilities unless they are providing critical assistance. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services.

2. Got off a phone call last nite w/ Wilco County Judge Bill Gravell who relayed a fabulous story coming out of Cedar Park. Red Horn Coffee House & Brewery is manufacturing hand sanitizer for the county in large quantities. You heard that correctly! Great job y’all.

3. Lastly, Williamson County has closed all of its facilities and recommended that cities follow their example by restricting public access to our own facilities. To align with Williamson County’s recommendations, our staff has decided to close the following City facilities to the public effective yesterday:

o City Hall Buildings 1, 2, 3, and 6
o Rec Center
o Library
o Police Department and Municipal Court
o Public Works
o Parks Maintenance
o Fire Stations

—City services are functioning. Our staff is encouraging everyone to use other methods to interact with the City, as many of our services are available online. Our staff will also be using conference calls and video conferencing for city staff meetings, both internally and externally, to meet the gatherings restrictions and minimize spreading the virus.

—City Hall will have a receptionist stationed on the first floor of Building 1 for those situations where we need to respond to a resident in person. Our staff continues to evaluate the best ways to provide city services, yet limit public contact in order to comply with the recommendations of the counties and public health agencies—and to provide a safe and healthy work environment for city employees.

—Our city manager is in daily contact with our council members. Our city staff is also evaluating how we’ll hold future public meetings, such as city council meetings and necessary board and commission meetings—stay tuned. This is a fluid and rapidly-changing situation..

I don’t know about you, but this is a time that’s making me think more of my family, my friends and my faith. As a 5th generation Texan, this also makes me think of the longstanding spirit of Texas. In Cedar Park, we are now writing the next chapter of that story for our community. The ways I’m seeing people helping each another are amazing. Whether it’s running errands for complete strangers, creatively promoting local businesses on social media, or coming up with ingenius ideas, Cedar Park is coming together in a big way.

This is hard, but we’re in this together. Let’s be positive. Let’s be kind. Let’s be patient. Let’s help one another. Let’s encourage one another. Let’s love one another. Let’s pray for each other.

Our city staff is working around the clock keep our city services going. This is a situation that changes multiple times a day from all levels of government. We will do our very best to keep you informed at the local level without sending out unnecessary info. It is an honor to be working together with you to keep Cedar Park safe.--CORBIN
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Thanks to TNA and Cedar Park's amazing nurse/Councilwoman Anne Duffy for putting out this helpful info-graphic! #flattenthecurve #stayhome #avoidgroups #coughintoyourelbow #washyourhands ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to TNA and Cedar Parks amazing nurse/Councilwoman Anne Duffy for putting out this helpful info-graphic! #flattenthecurve #stayhome #avoidgroups #coughintoyourelbow #washyourhands

Learn more about Mayor Van Arsdale's declaration yesterday, and ways you can help now. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Heather. You are an inspirational leader for our entire community. God bless you and our entire city.

Glad you brought this up I have been trying to get Mayor Van Aresdale and Council to come up with a plan to move the May election to November with no success Now they have to www.kxan.com/news/local/williamson-county/williamson-county-provides-update-on-covid-19/

Your address to the people of Cedar Park, TX is very nice and reassuring.

Well done!

Very comforting and leaderly. Thanks Heather Sanders Jefts!!

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During the 2 years while I was on the city council, I held over 80 Open Office Hours days.  If reelected, I am committed to this again.

 

However, let’s not wait till then to meet up!  I am going to hold open door coffee sessions, as well as have many meet and greet events, so you can come talk to me and ask me anything. I want to get to know you as well and show you how I will serve the city honestly, transparently, and equally for all.

 

Hope to see you at one of my sessions! No need to make an appointment, but if you have a topic that may take a while, then please let me block that time off for you. I can be reached at JeftsforCedarPark@gmail.com

My past office hour events can also be seen on Facebook.

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