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

Mariana Salazar

City Council, District 1

Carbon emissions cause catastrophic & extreme weather events, and in Austin, we see the effects of climate change in flash floods, droughts & rising heat. To reduce carbon emissions we should: build better public transit to reduce reliance on single occupancy vehicles, use more electric vehicles in the city fleet & electric buses by CAPMETRO, reduce sprawl and develop in a compact manner & reuse, recycle and compost to reduce our carbon footprint.  We should also build resilience to droughts by diversifying our water supply and reduce impervious covers to fight the impacts of flooding.