Will you refrain from supporting any economic development projects that do not adhere to a 90% local hiring requirement​, unless they are related to addressing a security threat to the Austin area? (Note: 2014 Candidates Steve Adler and Greg Casar approved this idea in ChangeAustin.org’s candidate questionnaire. To our knowledge, neither have attempted to fulfill this promise.) 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

The problem with Samsung and Oracle is that they bring their talent with them. Maybe we don’t have enough hires who are specialized in whatever (although, I find that hard to believe w/ our tech population and our university), but even if that were the case, then they need to train. If they want to live here, then they have to hire here. And furthermore, we have a school district that is experimental and would love to form cooperative relationships with these tech giants. We have STEM programs and a district that would love to have their Seniors intern part of their school day with these giants.

Rate your support: 10