Will you refrain from supporting any economic development projects that do not adhere to a 90% local hiring requirement​, unless they are related to addressing a security threat to the Austin area? (Note: 2014 Candidates Steve Adler and Greg Casar approved this idea in ChangeAustin.org’s candidate questionnaire. To our knowledge, neither have attempted to fulfill this promise.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

Danielle Skidmore

City Council, District 9

While I believe we must focus on our local workforce development, I think a blanket goal is counterproductive and would be troublesome to enforce. Questions such as, “What constitutes local?” or “How
long does one need to live in Austin to BE local?” are too nebulous and antithetical to our city’s welcoming spirit.

Rating: 3