What are the most critical issues in your district and how will you address them?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Affordability, equity, and economic mobility are the most critical issues facing D1. I will find creative approaches to affordable housing while deploying tools to encourage considerate development.  I will address the criminalization of poverty by reducing or eliminating fines and fees related to minor offenses, combat predatory lending, and advocate for fair systems that address intergenerational poverty, access to healthcare, quality education, and civic engagement. I will ensure Austin invests in families through food access, reliable, affordable child care, and transportation.