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What policies and approaches will you advocate to promote neighborhood improvement, and avoid neighborhood protectionism, as Austin changes and grows?

Rich DePalma

City Council, District 8

I support updating our neighborhood plans and FLUMS to reflect a new land development code. Our current plans were created under our current land development code and don’t provide the diversity of options that a new land development code can provide. We need to finish the work in improving our Watershed Protection Ordinance so properties with high impervious cover percentages can be redeveloped to reduce their impervious cover, incorporate the missing water quality controls and meet the needs of our community. I will advocate for policies that leverages our limited resources, adds housing, activates different transit modalities, protects our environment, and meets the needs of our future.