What are the most critical issues in your district and how will you address them?

Rich DePalma

City Council, District 8

The critical issues affecting District 8 are 1) affordability 2) improving traffic 3) addressing public safety & 4) reviewing where resources are spent. As the only candidate who has lived in SW Austin for over a decade, it’s time for the district to receive its fair share of resources from City Hall. We have 1 city pool, 1 library, the 2nd highest percentage of poor or failing sidewalks, and not enough fire stations which places our area at great risk. Our district has different needs than downtown Austin’s and we need a strong voice at City Hall to advocate for our SW families and seniors.