As climate change and fast-paced growth proceeds in Austin, there is growing concern to both secure water supply for the future while conserving a finite resource for our region. Will you pledge to support an Austin future that prioritizes conservation, reuse, and local water supplies, and to oppose actions that would require pumping of groundwater in either the Edwards Aquifer or the Carrizo/Simsboro aquifers east of Austin beyond a sustainable level that matches rates of recharge? 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, I would strive to make sure our resources as a city are preserved and protected whether that be air quality, waterways or our open green spaces. Our resources and their origins also need to align with our cities values, I would hope to expand public education and knowledge of the benefits both long and short term of these practices to insure as a city we have as much participation from the community as we can get to insure the best outcomes from these programs.

Rate your support: 10