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Austin has experienced growth but some constituencies have been left behind. What is your vision for the City’s role in funding/supporting the nonprofit network that provide much needed social services? What is your plan for addressing disparities and inequities in our community?

Bobby Levinski

City Council, District 8

We need to get back to needs-based, data-driven budget planning that looks into the future. We must recognize that many of the disparities and inequities that exist are not going to resolved overnight, so it takes prolonged planning and investment to whittle away at the gaps. For me, I have always been appreciative of the efforts of the Community Action Network to help us assess these community-wide needs and work to avoid duplication of efforts. Additionally, as we invest money in programs, we must continue to monitor our success in meeting needs and our overall trajectory.