,  League of Women Voters Austin Area View All Reponses >>

What is your top environmental concern and how would you address it?

Rich DePalma

City Council, District 8

My top environmental concerns are water quality, conservation, and stormwater protection. I want to work to address redevelopment in high impervious cover sites to incentivize green stormwater infrastructure. As the city continues to grow, we need to enact the recommendations presented by the Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task force and in the Water Forward plan. Lastly, the city needs to partner with other entities like AISD to mitigate stormwater through green and traditional stormwater infrastructure projects.