Do you agree that Austin desperately needs a united front of officeholders, local businesses and voters to “make growth pay for itself?” (Note: An example is the passage of full water impact fees implemented on new developments in 2013. See the huge benefits below. Mind you, these benefits would have disappeared had the “Pilot Knob fiasco” been allowed to stand.) $300 million collections years 1-10 (already raised $150M in first 5 years) $45 million less debt service Fiscal Year 2018 15% lower customer bills Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

This is a very complicated issue, and while I do believe that growth should pay for itself, I do believe that the city also forces it to do too much to address certain issues. When it comes to addressing issues like affordability and equity, we should, as a community, think of ourselves as partners in working to address these important issues and work together to find the best solutions.