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About Council Member José “Chito” Vela


Hi there! My name is José “Chito” Vela, and I am your Austin City Council Member for District 4. Your perspective is important to me, and I hope to hear from you whenever you have an issue!  

I was born in Laredo, Texas. I first moved to Austin to gain my bachelor’s in history at the University of Texas, which led me to fall in love with Austin as a city. In fact, I gained my master’s in public affairs and my law degree from UT Austin as well! Read more of Council Member Vela's biography information

If you have a comment about policy, please reach out to the relevant staff member instead of the District 4 email.


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