Do you agree that Austin desperately needs a united front of officeholders, local businesses and voters to “make growth pay for itself?” (Note: An example is the passage of full water impact fees implemented on new developments in 2013. See the huge benefits below. Mind you, these benefits would have disappeared had the “Pilot Knob fiasco” been allowed to stand.) $300 million collections years 1-10 (already raised $150M in first 5 years) $45 million less debt service Fiscal Year 2018 15% lower customer bills Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

James Valadez

City Council, District 3

Absolutely, growth needs to pay for itself. This is felt in many ways because when we talk about the types of projects that are benefiting from these types of council actions all of these costs are passed along. Specifically, this practice manifests in an undue burden on those most vulnerable amongst us for displacement- the property owners and renters just trying to make ends meet.

Rate your support: 10