Austin needs to preserve its culture and revive its heart and soul. The people who made Austin interesting and great including artisans and tradespeople, small business owners, musicians, retirees etc. need to be able to afford to stay in Austin. We need to focus on affordability and mobility strategies. The loss of iconic businesses needs to be taken seriously as does the gentrification of our neighborhoods and business districts. Austin needs to protect our small businesses, parks and unique spaces so local Austinites and visitors can enjoy our culture for generations to come.