City Council, District 1
Austin can address affordability in at least a few main ways: income, housing, and infrastructure. City bonds and the budget can provide ‘affordable’ and low-income housing plus amending our code to provide less expensive housing options. Job education programs at low to no cost combined with low to no cost childcare can help people receive the required training to obtain higher paying jobs. Transportation and utility costs are aspects of affordability and we should seek to improve mass transit and lower utility costs. I will keep advocating for school finance changes to lower property taxes.