Public safety is a core and essential function of local government, ensuring Austin is the one of the safest big cities in the country. But public safety is also the largest driver of General Fund costs. How would you balance the need to provide the best public safety services while also controlling constraining taxpayer costs?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

I believe it’s a combination of always looking for efficiencies and setting predictable measurables to
properly evaluate their successes coupled with maximizing every dollar spent by those entities.