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Do you support a budget at the effective tax rate so home and business owners continue to benefit from the “growth dividend” and pay the same amount in property taxes as in the previous fiscal year? How do we balance this strategy with meeting the needs of people struggling to access services due to a lack of service capacity? How do you prioritize additional funding? Where would you look for efficiencies? (Y/N; Explain)

Lewis Conway Jr.

City Council, District 1

Yes. We believe it’s possible to leverage the ‘growth dividend’ to help subsidize basic services like health care and we prioritize based on need. We look for efficiencies by studying what has worked in other places that look like Austin demographically.