City staff have proposed a new Street Impact Fee that would apply to new development. Presentations to date indicate that proceeds from the fee could be used only for street improvements that increase automobile capacity. Would you work to ensure that any such fees could be used to support other modes of transportation, including biking, walking, and transit?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Only allowing the Street Impact Fee to go towards car-supportive changes is backward thinking. We *must* change our thinking if we are serious about not handing our children a hotter planet, let alone dealing with Austin traffic. I support investing our transportation dollars with the guiding principle that we are trying to make it easier for *people* to get where they are going, not *cars*. So, yes, I would strongly support allowing the fees to be used for other modes of transportation.