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Austin has long since been perceived as a town of creative innovators. Given the City’s recent regulatory attempts with the sharing and gig economy (Uber, AirBnB, Scooters), what is your position on how the City should handle emerging technologies and emerging markets? What is your view, generally, on the conflict between consumer demands and government interests? Similarly, when non-profits secure grant funding for innovative social solutions that requires a local match, what is your view on city funding being available for the match?

Sabino “Pio” Renteria

City Council, District 3


Emerging technologies have the capability of transforming cities. Whether for better or worse is up to how our city handles these disruptive changes. We must embrace helpful technologies and understand that as a Council we need to evaluate these changes on a case by case basis.