Private partners meaning paid independent companies who perform vital and specialized services to the functioning of our parks? Like the electricians who maintain our gear at Zilker, or the engineers who design
new bridges and trail systems? Well, I would love to continue cooperative relationship with all people who live in Austin, and I believe we should always find ways to reach more creative agreements that benefit all people involved, while simultaneously developing a parallel and sustainable solution over the course of the years to eliminate the needed expenditure from our city budget. Our money is always best spent investing in
automated and advanced infrastructure as to most quickly free those available funds for investing in the people’s direct vitality. We must look at every private contract with the city as a scenario of: would we get more out of this money by directly investing in the people?