City Council, District 9
This extends way beyond the tech sector, but impacts it nevertheless… The city must support land use and transportation policies that provide the maximum opportunities to assist overall housing and transportation affordability. For years, Austin held an advantage over California in this regard, but we have watched this advantage erode.
The City, in partnership with other organizations such as ACC, should continue to support the workforce development of a local labor pool. Partnerships like the Lumina Foundation – National Talent Hubs are an excellent example of supporting tech in a way that helps both industry and our existing residents.