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

James Valadez

City Council, District 3

The biggest issue facing the residents and business owners of District 3 is displacement. If elected I would work to acquire land in key areas to ensure long term affordability, the largest variable in this equation is the cost of land- purchasing sooner rather than later builds a path to affordability. The use of other tools such as land trusts can play a significant role in keeping tax burdens low by removing the land from the appraisal process. I would also work to implement historic districts to preserve our community’s history and protect some of our most affordable housing stock.