In order for Austin to be an affordable city, it is imperative that our growth pays for itself. We are one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and if developers don’t pay their share of fees to the city, then those fees fall squarely on the tax payer. Increased property taxes lead to an increase in rent, which is how cities become unaffordable. Having developers pay their share of property taxes, along with other fees to the city is literally the only way to keep Austin affordable for the general public.
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