Jesse Plans Move Close to Sandra

6/19/2010 1:00 PM PDT

Jesse James Plans Move Close to Sandra Bullock

Jesse James tells TMZ he's moving to Austin at the end of July ... partly so his children can continue their relationship with Sandra Bullock.

Jesse spoke with Harvey Levin this morning and said he already has a house in Austin, but needs to finish up a History Channel special with the network. Part of the special shows Jesse's time on a kibbutz in Israel.

Jesse says the "first and foremost" reason for moving is because his children love Sandra and want that relationship to continue.

Jesse says he will continue working at West Coast Choppers part-time in Long Beach, but he will work full-time in Austin at the Austin Speed Shop.

As for any future relationship with Sandra, Jesse says, "Whatever happens, happens."

And Jesse tells Harvey he plans on opening a Cisco Burger in Austin -- good news for Texas.