As climate change and fast-paced growth proceeds in Austin, there is growing concern to both secure water supply for the future while conserving a finite resource for our region. Will you pledge to support an Austin future that prioritizes conservation, reuse, and local water supplies, and to oppose actions that would require pumping of groundwater in either the Edwards Aquifer or the Carrizo/Simsboro aquifers east of Austin beyond a sustainable level that matches rates of recharge? Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Lewis Conway Jr.

City Council, District 1

We are advocating that COA develop an environmental justice strategy that lists programs, policies, planning and public participation

processes, enforcement and/or rulemakings related to human health or the environment that should be revised to

  • (1) promote enforcement of all health and environmental statutes in areas with minority populations and low-income populations;
  • (2) ensure greater public participation;
  • (3) improve research and data collection relating to the health of and environment of minority populations and low-income populations; and
  • (4) identify differential patterns of consumption of natural resources among minority populations. Include in the Strategy, where appropriate, a timetable for undertaking identified revisions and consideration of economic and social implications of the revisions.

Rate your support: 10