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

Kathie Tovo

City Council, District 9

Homelessness: I have led on increasing city funding for individuals experiencing homelessness; enhancing services, including redesigning the ARCH emergency shelter; helping develop and pass the ‘Action Plan for Ending Homelessness’; advocating for public restrooms; supporting the Homeless Outreach Street Team; chairing the membership council of the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition; moving forward an innovative “Pay for Success” social finance model; and opening the Sobering Center (which will serve a broad range of Austinites, including those experiencing homelessness).