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What is your top environmental concern and how would you address it?

We must move more aggressively to accommodate our growth in an environmentally responsible way. Key actions I will take as mayor: (1) ensure a safe, sustainable water supply, increasingly stressed by hotter summers, by relying on local sources and implementing Austin’s Water Forward plan on an accelerated timeline including conservation, water reuse and other strategies and (2) reduce traffic and their emissions, soon to be our main contributor to green house gases, by implementing high capacity transit and a robust public and active transportation system.