Do you agree that increasing housing supply is only one side of the supply-demand equation for beating back Austin’s affordability crisis, and that Austin should refrain from subsidizing growth during times of rapid growth so as to reduce demand growth to levels that can be met with new supply? If so, in the Candidate Response section below, please tell us your ideas for ways to make Austin’s growth pay for itself. (Hint: You can refer to any of the materials parked on this page from the years of work conducted by local developers, Brian Rodgers and Ed Wendler, Jr., especially the power point at the bottom of the page Total Accounting and Impact Fees.) 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

Rating:  5
The Central Texas region has been characterized by significant growth for many years. Most factors driving this growth extend beyond the city’s borders. At its core, Austin is a welcoming, progressive, and inclusive city, which will always make it a popular. The city should not subsidize growth, writ large, but should always make sure that we encourage policies that are consistent with Imagine Austin and the city’s six Strategic Outcomes.