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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?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Our resources as a city are finite hence, in my opinion, the need to create more robust public/private partnerships to address funding and support for nonprofits that support social services. I would propose that the city use its resources in a way that helped to identify individual and community needs by way of deploying a community quarterback in underserved and vulnerable communities. This would most effectively address needs and prescribe solutions.