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Do you support a budget at the effective tax rate so home and business owners continue to benefit from the “growth dividend” and pay the same amount in property taxes as in the previous fiscal year? How do we balance this strategy with meeting the needs of people struggling to access services due to a lack of service capacity? How do you prioritize additional funding? Where would you look for efficiencies? (Y/N; Explain)

Danielle Skidmore

City Council, District 9

Yes I support the principle of efficient government and limiting tax increases; it is impossible to commit to absolutes. However, a key component of what it means for me to be sustainable in Austin is economic sustainability for all residents, and I commit to view each budget decision through a lens that respects that also recognizes the financial implications of our each of our policies and resolutions.