Do you support Austin voters securing their right to vote on CodeNEXT or any comprehensive​ development code overhaul — Proposition J on the November ballot? (Note: Passage of Proposition J does not mean that all code changes come to a public vote – only a comprehensive code overhaul, whether it’s called CodeNEXT or something else.) 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

I absolutely believe the voters have a right to organize a petition to add items to the ballot for a community vote. I also believe
very strongly in the importance and value of a representative democracy. So, my personal position on the Proposition J is that I am afraid, should it be successful, it will create a situation where the city finds itself in conflict with Texas Local Government Code Chapters 211 and 212.

As a candidate running to be a representative for ALL the voices in District 9 , I would rather see our energy spent developing and implementing an inclusive process to make productive changes to the portions of the existing code which are failing us all.

Rating: 3