The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department faces $125 million in deferred maintenance each year, ranging from playground maintenance and aquatics needs to mowing and servicing trash and recycling receptacles. What would be your strategy for addressing this need?

Danielle Skidmore

City Council, District 9

I fully support Proposition C, which provides $149 Million for Parks and
Open Space to address a critical need for long term capital improvements.
As these improvements are designed, they should also focus on providing
facilities with the most efficient operating and maintenance costs; we musts
focus our efforts first and foremost on our existing facilities. Some other
options for more sustainable funding mechanisms include community
driven PIDs for parks, partnerships between other agencies such as UT
and AISD and public/private partnerships with nonprofits like YMCA for