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

Justin Jacobson

City Council, District 3

The negative costs of Austin’s growth, rising rents, tax bills, home valuations, increased displacement, and questions of retaining neighborhood character are most pressing. Needed is a strategy of smart growth allowing for increased diverse housing to help lower rents & providing more options, effective transit solutions, the mechanisms that help long time residents stay in their homes & maintain character of neighborhoods. A rewrite of Land Use code has an out sized effect on how these problems are addressed now and can control for negative consequences in the future.