"...I was having a side conversation with Pat Valls-Trelles, onetime chair of the Animal Advisory Commission and current volunteer advocate, about the current commission and whether it's acting in an appropriate oversight capacity, when Commissioner David Lundstedt interjected. Then, volunteer Terry Colgan jumped to Valls-Trelles' defense, illustrating what has become, over the better part of a year, an increasingly fractious relationship between the city's Animal Services Office, the commission, and the cadre of disgruntled volunteers led by Valls-Trelles..."
"...Dear Editor, Re: “Split Endorsement a Cop-Out: 'Grow a Pair',” [Postmarks, May 4]: Please inform Mr. David Lundstedt that his voting rights are hereby revoked on the basis that he is a puppet of the media unable to make informed decisions for himself, instead choosing whatever candidate he is told to vote for..."
"...If we're having a problem with how things are going with each other, we'll sit down and work it out." The Animal Advisory Commission, which advises both the city and the county, said ASO does "amazing" work despite being understaffed and underfunded. "We continue to be disturbed by Judge Eckhardt's reckless statement," said chair David Lundstedt..."
"...Chiquita EugeneMike Martinez Nelson LinderLee Leffingwell Candice WadeSheryl Cole Jennifer WilksBill Spelman Animal Advisory Commission Dr. Ellen JeffersonLee Leffingwell David LundstedtMike Martinez Arts Commission Gloria Mata PenningtonMike Martinez Bruce WillenzikLee Leffingwell Asian American Resource Advisory Commission Schiller LiaoBill Spelman Austin Airport Advisory Commission Steven HartMike Martinez Richard HatfieldLee Leffingwell Carolyn LoweBill Spelman Austin Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Randy KolbLee Leffingwell Wendell RamseyBill Spelman Kedron TouvellMike Martinez Melvin WhiteSheryl Cole Austin Mayor’s Committee for People With Disabilities Kathy KasprisinMike Martinez Ron LuceySheryl Cole Austin Music Commission Rich GarzaMike Martinez Randy HoustonChris Riley Duane Ter’ell HunterSheryl Cole Paul OveisiBill Spelman Board of Adjustment Clarke HammondLee Leffingwell Jeff JackLaura Morrison Nora SalinasMike Martinez Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Alan SchumannSheryl Cole James SullivanMike Martinez Building and Standards Commission Dr..."
"...The meeting started contentiously, with FixAustin founder Ryan Clinton accusing anyone who was against the APA! proposal of "engaging in a collateral attack on the no-kill philosophy itself," followed by APA! board member Tom Albright using his six minutes to chide Smith for writing a "regrettable," "inappropriately antagonistic," and "unfortunately misleading" letter that, he said, could lead to thousands of animals being euthanized. But then commission Chair David Lundstedt (who had gone on TV not a week before to proclaim his support for the APA! proposal) rose and, in a supposed symbolic gesture of conciliation, ripped printed copies of both Smith and Jefferson's memos in half..."
"...... I volunteer my time because I feel I can make a positive impact on a city service that, in turn, impacts the quality of life for Austin citizens." David Lundstedt..."