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Austin has experienced growth but some constituencies have been left behind. What is your vision for the City’s role in funding/supporting the nonprofit network that provide much needed social services? What is your plan for addressing disparities and inequities in our community?

Vincent Harding

City Council, District 1

I support the cities continued support of the nonprofit network to serve our community. The city needs to continue to ensure that our funds are going where they are most needed, and are being used the most effectively. We need to evaluate our current and past funding, and make sure we are seeing results and ensure that any investments we make are equitable. Underserved communities must see tangible benefits and investments from these nonprofits, because the disparities and inequalities cannot be addressed if we are not using the funds we provide wisely. The City should also ensure that nonprofits of all sizes have a fair opportunity to complete for these dollars.