What are your top three priorities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Austin, and what actions would you take to implement needed changes?

Susana Almanza

City Council, District 3


  1. 1)  Explore financing mechanisms to enable energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, and energy storage.
  2. 2)  Support efforts to work with large employers and academic institutions to implement and improve trip reduction programs that include a regular survey of how the workforce commutes, explanation of benefits to commuters, and includes promotion of transportation alternatives (e.g. carpool/vanpool, bus/rail, bike/walk, flex/compressed work schedules) to their employees; celebrate successful programs.
  3. 3)  City adopts procurement specifications for materials reuse, reduced packaging, products with low embodied energy, materials with recycled content, and locally manufactured products and the City encourages other agencies and enterprises to follow suit