Will you pledge to immediately reconvene the Charter Revision Commission to revisit its recommendations and to discuss how to ensure its most important recommendations are placed on the next available city ballot? (Note: This helpful article in the Austin Bullldog explains how Council inaction put the kibosh on major reforms that should have been on the November ballot. The most egregious omission to us at IndyAustin was Recommendation 4 – which would close a loophole currently preventing petitions to repeal controversial Council decisions like the Precourt Soccer Stadium or the 2008 $2.3B biomass boondoggle – aka Voter Referendum. Read our Referendum page here.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Linda O’Neal

City Council, District 9

While I think we need to simplify the ballot language, I do not mean to say that people are too simple to understand city issues. People are reasonably smart,  and if given the chance, the people can make some damn good decisions. If we got rid our electoral system and allowed the popular vote then we would not have had Bush or Trump. Imagine where this country would be if we had Gore instead of Bush or Clinton instead of Trump? If given the opportunity, democracy works. Economic Development, Growth Subsidies and Water/Climate Change.

Rate your support: 10