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Austin has experienced growth but some constituencies have been left behind. What is your vision for the City’s role in funding/supporting the nonprofit network that provide much needed social services? What is your plan for addressing disparities and inequities in our community?

Frank Ward III

City Council, District 8

This will require much work and planning. We need to establish a task force made up of community, business, and nonprofit leaders to examine how we can better invest in social services through our existing nonprofit network. Non-governmental funding is there to adequately support our nonprofit network–but we must do a better job harnessing the time, talents, and funding already available in our community to address the disparities and inequities that have the capacity to undermine our flourishing city. This is a caring city. We can all do more to help out one another.