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.

Reedy Macque Spigner III

City Council, District 1

I believe in smart and innovative growth. For residential supply challenges I favor mixed-use developments and various housing options (duplexes, apartments, triplesex). Sometimes it may require a public/private partnership and sometimes it may not. We must be flexible and evaluate each development and opportunity independently. A one size fits all model may not produce the best results. We must take advantage of development boons to benefit all demographics.

Rate your support: 6