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How will you resolve policy issues and cases that come before you when the wishes of some incumbent residents in a neighborhood conflict with the interests of other residents and the larger, city-wide community?

Bobby Levinski

City Council, District 8

We need to get back to a place where we can disagree with our friends and agree with people outside our immediate circles. Having served as a policy advisor for almost a decade, I am someone who worked to create compromise and facilitate agreement where it seemed unlikely. I think it’s important to hear and try to be responsive to the concerns of all parties involved, and as a district representative we need to be stewards of our areas, but ultimately, the City Council has a responsibility to adopt policy that is reflective of our adopted comprehensive plan (Imagine Austin) and that will be benefit the City at large. I believe I am uniquely positioned, based on my many years of building relationships throughout the community, to be the bridge between sides that doesn’t exist right now.