San Marcos - Buda - Kyle Edition | March 2020

PEOPLE

BY KATHARINE JOSE

The election was held to replace Daphne Tenorio (third from right), who was given a plaque by the council at her last meeting Feb. 4.

Tobias was sworn in at the Feb. 4 council meeting. (Photos courtesy city of Kyle)

Michael Tobias Kyle native joins City Council looking to be of service to his home district and community at large

enforcement, is to make sure that the council “has a rapport with the public safety sector.” Tobias supports the development of a bond to fund a new police station, though he noted the decision to pass the bond will ultimately belong to voters. Trac is one of Kyle’s most signicant challenges right now, Tobias said, and it is one of the issues he heard about most from his friends and neighbors. “They’re very concerned with trac,” Tobias said. “They’re very

concerned with the way the roads are being maintained and how some of them are falling apart. So that was one of the things that was kind of driving me to see if I could be able to help.” Tobias was sworn in Feb. 4, and he said he is still learning the ropes of the council. But he said he is eager to serve. “The main reason why I’m doing this is because I love the city,” he said. “I want to provide whatever service I can for the next generation coming in—I want to be a big part of that.”

K yle City Council Member Michael Tobias, who was much of his life to his hometown. “I grew up in this city,” Tobias said. “And I grew up when this town was maybe under 2,000 people, and now we’re pushing 50,000.” Tobias is the newest member of Kyle City Council—he was elected Jan. 25 in a special contest to replace Daphne Tenorio, who resigned in advance of her plans to run for Hays County tax assessor-collector in the November election. Tenorio had represented District 6, the most northeast of the three single-member districts in the city, since 2016. elected Jan. 25, has dedicated

“I felt the timing was right,” Tobias said. “And I wanted to go ahead and put my name in to … have a new experience but at the same time provide a service for my community.” Tobias has lived in District 6 for 15 years, he said, and has three children in local schools: Michael at Austin Community College, Matthew at Chapa Middle School and Natalia at Fuentes Elementary School. Tobias also has a full-time job with the Travis County Sheri’s Oce, which he transitioned to from a job in the tech industry in part to serve the community. One of his main priorities,Tobias said, especially coming from law

“THEMAINREASONWHY I’MDOING THIS IS BECAUSE I LOVE THE CITY.”

MICHAEL TOBIAS, KYLE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

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