City Council, District 1
An honest conversation about property taxes must include the fact that it is Texas not paying for public education that has been one of the biggest drivers of increased taxes. Thus, I will continue to advocate at the Legislature for changes to the school finance system. Increased development in Austin provides for additional tax revenue for the City of Austin. I think additional revenue should be focused on ensuring that we provide essential city functions and services for those that are less fortunate and/or have historically been not provided the same opportunities as others.