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Austin has long since been perceived as a town of creative innovators. Given the City’s recent regulatory attempts with the sharing and gig economy (Uber, AirBnB, Scooters), what is your position on how the City should handle emerging technologies and emerging markets? What is your view, generally, on the conflict between consumer demands and government interests? Similarly, when non-profits secure grant funding for innovative social solutions that requires a local match, what is your view on city funding being available for the match?

Reedy Macque Spigner III

City Council, District 1

Government entities must partner with these innovation companies to help provide solutions for municipal challenges. Instead of regulation we should partner with these entities in pilot-programs initially, that if successful blossom into sharing intellectual property, revenue and data. Additionally, we should partner with non-profits similarly to share the risks and the rewards of problems that are facing us all.