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What policies and approaches will you advocate to promote neighborhood improvement, and avoid neighborhood protectionism, as Austin changes and grows?

Amit Motwani

City Council, District 3

I believe the work of neighborhood associations could be more deeply honored and engaged by development of an improved framework for transparency of processes for leadership determination, resident notifications, meeting times, publicly posted meeting minutes, notifications of approvals or exceptions, in an easily accessible format that should be hosted on COA (or sanctioned) uniform tech infrastructure. If this were normalized and standardized across all neighborhood associations, this would enable the participation of a more broad swath of residents in the process and work toward mitigating a key complaint around trust issues due to lack of transparency, which I’m hearing are a large barrier in the cross-stakeholder engagement process.