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How will you resolve policy issues and cases that come before you when the wishes of some incumbent residents in a neighborhood conflict with the interests of other residents and the larger, city-wide community?

Rich DePalma

City Council, District 8

My campaign slogan is solutions not politics. My policy approach on the Parks and Recreation Board and on the AISD Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee has mirrored that approach. To implement effective solutions all stakeholders must be heard, and the data must drive the solution. I will not kill a smart policy decision because someone has unwarranted fears. When concerns are reasonable, then those concerns should be addressed. Otherwise, the only thing I can do is to educate my constituents the best I can and then take the vote on what is best for Austin.