Will you pledge to propose an ordinance or charter amendment to end the practice of the Chamber of Commerce or any other private trade association from negotiating public subsidy deals for the City of Austin without a super-majority vote of the City Council? — like the one going on right now for bringing the Amazon H2Q to the Austin area? (Note: This IndyAustin blog linking to the Austin Bulldog on the secretive Amazon negotiations by the Greater Austin Area Chamber of Commerce and Amazon for the City of Austin.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

It is highly inappropriate for the Chamber or other private trade associations to negotiate deals on behalf of the city without prior public knowledge or guidance, as is attempted in the recent Amazon case. Such deals may have significant impacts on residents or existing businesses. There must be sunshine from the start on any proposal that may involve city resources or otherwise impact Austin taxpayers.

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