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.

Todd Phelps


I believe there are very few projects that warrant financial incentives to move or build in Austin. Our economy is strong, and our city offers so much for employers that subsidies need not be offered. I support hiring local workforce first at all levels of any development project. (There may be some exceptions where the required talent or expertise is not available in Austin.)

Rate your support: 10