City Council, District 1
Lack of healthcare and healthcare facilities are debilitating socially and economically to the people of East Austin. We believe our DistriCare plan, a pilot universal healthcare program for East Austin residents, will eliminate this long standing inequity. Secondly, property taxes have driven and are driving folks out of their neighborhoods, communities and homes. We will address this issue by advocating to keep our taxes in our schools and our city. Finally, we must work to not only reduce crime, but the conditions that create it. We must end cash bail, treat arrests as a last resort, and support treatment over incarceration. We can keep families together and communities safe by rethinking our criminal justice system and its impact on families, communities, and our city.