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With Council’s decision to end CodeNEXT, how do you envision moving forward to update Austin’s land development code?

Steve Adler


Our city still needs an updating and revision of our land development code. First, we need an honest evaluation of what went right and wrong in the CodeNEXT process so that we can learn from what we’ve done and so that we can assess what work product should be carried forward in what ways. Then we need a process that will engender trust – the only way any process can move forward. I don’t want to prejudge the lessons learned, but generally still believe that any future resolution will require a fair and deliberate balancing of competing interests, a greater focus on the goals we’re trying to achieve before we start focusing on the determining the tools and methods to achieve them. We will need a process that allows for greater context sensitivity.