Do you agree that the ballot language proposed for two ballot petitions – the CodeNEXT petition and the Austin Efficiency Audit – was misleading to the voters of Austin and if so, will you help clarify to voters what these measures really mean – regardless of how you might vote on them? (Note: This article in the Austin Bullldog is a helpful review. Also note: the Texas Supreme Court ruled on August 27 th , in favor of the city of Austin – see KUT report here.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Rating: 1

I believe removal of the word “CodeNext” from the first ballot language actually makes it more clear because the actual proposition refers to changes in the Land Development Code. Adding the word “CodeNext” could cause someone to vote either against or for the ballot measure based solely on the presence of that word without considering what the item would actually do. I think that this one is more clear. I believe the efficiency audit language is clear, though I do not support the inclusion of the vague cost estimate.