City Council, District 1
Passing the Affordable Housing Bond is a good start. We can also drive housing costs lower by increasing the number of available homes in Austin. We need a new, simplified land development code that legalizes the construction of more affordable housing types like fourplexes and townhomes in all parts of our city and streamlines the permitting process. We need practical public transit options. Affordable housing isn’t affordable if transportation costs are too high. Additionally, wages haven’t kept pace with cost of living increases. I support Austin maintaining a liveable minimum wage.