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Parkland dedication fees are one mechanism by which the city funds park acquisition and improvements. What is your stance on parkland dedication fees, and are you in favor of maintaining them during the Land Development Code updating process?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

I support the deployment of this and other mechanisms that maintain
current and create future park projects. It is imperative that Austin residents
have access to housing, food, transportation, jobs, healthcare, education
and parks (open/green spaces). I am absolutely in favor of maintaining
parkland dedication fees as we make adjustments to our land development
code. Our lived environment definitely shapes our experiences and
ultimately the way we see ourselves and others. The absence of parks has
tangible, measurable effects on the human condition- we need them in
order to thrive.