Will you refrain from supporting any economic development projects that do not adhere to a 90% local hiring requirement​, unless they are related to addressing a security threat to the Austin area? (Note: 2014 Candidates Steve Adler and Greg Casar approved this idea in ChangeAustin.org’s candidate questionnaire. To our knowledge, neither have attempted to fulfill this promise.) 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

Growing up in this great city, we have depended on local business to support Austin’s needs; from sporting events to music festivals we have counted on local talent to create an inspiring Austin. However, in this time of growing pains, we seem to have forgotten the people who have made Austin the city everyone wants to live in. I believe we have amazing talent and extraordinary resources here locally that could help shape the future of this city.

Rate your support: 10