Will you pledge to propose an ordinance or charter amendment to end the practice of the Chamber of Commerce or any other private trade association from negotiating public subsidy deals for the City of Austin without a super-majority vote of the City Council? — like the one going on right now for bringing the Amazon H2Q to the Austin area? (Note: This IndyAustin blog linking to the Austin Bulldog on the secretive Amazon negotiations by the Greater Austin Area Chamber of Commerce and Amazon for the City of Austin.) 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

Transparency to the public is key, if incentives are being offered to companies, it should only be by the elected City Council members. I do believe a super-majority vote would be appropriate in such situations because we need to be working to make sure that voters are heard and represented.

Rate your support: 10