Austin's Homeless Strategy Officer Stepping down after being on the job roughly a month!?!
Late yesterday afternoon Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzales emailed the mayor and City Council the following about Lori Pampilo Harris, the homeless strategy officer who just began her job a month ago:
Lori moved to Austin to begin her position as quickly as possible, which meant that she relocated to Austin ahead of her family. Lori’s family obligations are such that she will be transitioning to a consultant role rather than a full-time employee role. We appreciate the work Lori’s done thus far in this short amount of time, and we look forward to continuing to work with her. In her revised role, she will continue guiding us in matters surrounding homelessness. Homelessness is collectively our highest priority, and we will keep moving forward on the many initiatives underway.
What seems odd to us is that she surely evaluated her family obligations prior to accepting the role!