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What policies do you support to make Austin a more affordable place to live for all residents?

Jessica Cohen

City Council, District 3

I support Austin’s S.M.A.R.T. housing and density bonus ordinances but believe they need to be expanded and built on further. Due to all the surrounding cities, Austin has very little room to grow outward. That leaves the options of building up or building more housing on less space. I support a stronger carrot over the stick approach by reducing or waiving permit and impact fees for developers who meet strict guidelines for affordable and green housing.