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As you know, the City unsuccessfully tried to change the code, what do you believe needs to be done differently to achieve a better code? Will you support working to revise the land development code to provide and allow for predictability and deep affordability? (Y/N; Explain)

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Yes. An answer that could probably be repeated with any question regarding Austin’s affordability issues is that we must rewrite our land development code. We can no longer get by with a land development code that seemingly encourages that nothing get built for income earners who earn less than 150% of our regional MFI. We can achieve a more attainable housing market for those currently earning more than 80%MFI by ending exclusionary zoning and allowing the construction of more affordable housing types, like triplexes, fourplexes, and row homes in all parts of our city. Increasing the amount of housing units available in all neighborhoods can help make Austin more affordable.