Do you support Austin voters securing their right to vote on CodeNEXT or any comprehensive​ development code overhaul — Proposition J on the November ballot? (Note: Passage of Proposition J does not mean that all code changes come to a public vote – only a comprehensive code overhaul, whether it’s called CodeNEXT or something else.) 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

Yes, the code rewrite process was flawed for many reasons but one key reason was due to a lack of transparency from the draft process as well as a lack of opportunities for input from our incredibly knowledgeable citizens to feel like their voices were heard in the process. Austin deserves better when it comes to a comprehensive code rewrite and the thousands of signatures collected are a testament to that. The right to petition is a critical element of our democracy and I am happy to support the residents of this city to have a say at the ballot box.

Rate your support: 10