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What policies will you advocate to accommodate and welcome the full abundance and diversity of people who aspire to live in Austin’s neighborhoods?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

I want to work with old and new neighbors to preserve what makes Austin unique while ensuring our city has a future that’s affordable and accessible. We can’t “Keep Austin Weird” without having enough housing so that weird people who prioritize creativity and community can afford to live here.

We need a new, simplified land development code that facilitates the creation of walkable neighborhoods and neighborhood amenities like small grocery stores, childcare facilities, and green spaces. A code that legalizes the development of gentle density by-right, and eliminates minimum lot size restrictions and unnecessary minimum parking requirements that create impervious cover and high costs for small businesses and housing.