Do you agree that Austin desperately needs a united front of officeholders, local businesses and voters to “make growth pay for itself?” (Note: An example is the passage of full water impact fees implemented on new developments in 2013. See the huge benefits below. Mind you, these benefits would have disappeared had the “Pilot Knob fiasco” been allowed to stand.) $300 million collections years 1-10 (already raised $150M in first 5 years) $45 million less debt service Fiscal Year 2018 15% lower customer bills 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: 6

Water impact fees make sense because they are focused on building a sustainable future for our city. I do know, however, that our city is significantly more stringent in our deals with entering businesses than others of our size and that share our progressive values. From a sustainability and resource standpoint, we shouldn’t be courting deals like Amazon HQ—but it is rare that we actually encourage or subsidize growth as a city, versus simply allowing growth guided by market forces.