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What is your top environmental concern and how would you address it?

Mitrah Elizabeth Avini

City Council, District 1

Austin is subject to flooding and drought. Thus water conservation and impervious cover are my top environmental concerns. Existing watershed protections are insufficient and need to be strengthened. The process of introducing environmental resources into the City’s official database is illogical; currently Austin depends on developers to tell the City about its environmental resources, such as springs. Austin’s database of environmental resources should be based on scientific studies, not developer notification.