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Do you agree that increasing housing supply is only one side of the supply-demand equation for beating back Austin’s affordability crisis, and that Austin should refrain from subsidizing growth during times of rapid growth so as to reduce demand growth to levels that can be met with new supply? If so, in the Candidate Response section below, please tell us your ideas for ways to make Austin’s growth pay for itself. (Hint: You can refer to any of the materials parked on this page from the years of work conducted by local developers, Brian Rodgers and Ed Wendler, Jr., especially the power point at the bottom of the page Total Accounting and Impact Fees.) Rate your support on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most support and 1 being the least.

City of Austin : City Council, District 1

We should never subsidize growth as a goal. I was unable to open the links above, but reject increasing housing …

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Mitrah Elizabeth Avini

“If it is subsidized — by current residents paying for the infrastructure demands of roads, water lines, new police, fire …

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Lewis Conway Jr.

Increasing the supply on the market is one of the critical ways we can begin to address affordability. For several …

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Natasha Harper-Madison

I believe in smart and innovative growth. For residential supply challenges I favor mixed-use developments and various housing options (duplexes, …

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Reedy Macque Spigner III

City of Austin : City Council, District 3

The city of Austin should not be subsidizing growth. The market builds for profit. The private market cannot or will …

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Susana Almanza

I do believe that there are more ways to help resolve Austin’s affordability crisis but, increasing housing is most likely …

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Jessica Cohen

I agree with the first statement that increasing supply is only one part of the supply side equation in the …

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Justin Jacobson

Yes, I do. As a real estate broker, I can tell you first hand that if you increase the amount …

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James Valadez

City of Austin : City Council, District 8

As stated above, I generally do not supporting using tax incentives to recruit businesses to Austin, and I have been …

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Bobby Levinski

City of Austin : City Council, District 9

Rating:  5 The Central Texas region has been characterized by significant growth for many years. Most factors driving this growth …

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Danielle Skidmore

Rating: 10 for the first question (re. agreeing that increasing housing supply is only one side of the supply-demand equation). …

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Kathie Tovo

City of Austin : Mayor

This question is stated in the context that there is a market solution to our affordability issues, which I do …

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Travis Duncan

We must improve the accounting of costs in all city economic incentive proposals, beyond the current WebLoci tool, and we …

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Laura Morrison

Trends in employment, housing, diversification in jobs and employment opportunities must be carefully analyzed along with the tools Council has …

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Todd Phelps