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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.

City of Austin : City Council, District 1

Hell yes. Rate your support: 10

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Mitrah Elizabeth Avini

Absolutely, in fact we created The People’s Assembly of District 1 to address that concern specifically. Rate your support: 10

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Lewis Conway Jr.

I would like to look at the overall process and determine what are some best practices we can implement. Under …

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Natasha Harper-Madison

Rate your support: 10

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Reedy Macque Spigner III

City of Austin : City Council, District 3

I fully support this. Rate your support: 10

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Susana Almanza

I can 100% promise that I won’t be supporting any secret promises made by the Chamber. The city should know …

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Jessica Cohen

Large scale deals, such as these, most certainly need the consultation and oversight of council. If these groups think they …

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Justin Jacobson

Transparency to the public is key, if incentives are being offered to companies, it should only be by the elected …

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James Valadez

City of Austin : City Council, District 8

As stated above, I generally do not support using our tax dollars to recruit new businesses to Austin. I’m open to …

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Bobby Levinski

City of Austin : City Council, District 9

The Mayor is getting so much support for “standing up” to Amazon. He is quoted saying that Amazon will not …

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Linda O’Neal

Rating: 3 Candidate Response: It is already the responsibility of city council or other elected bodies to negotiate and execute any …

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Danielle Skidmore

No negotiation by the Chamber of Commerce or any other group has standing until the Council votes. I do not …

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Kathie Tovo

City of Austin : Mayor

The Chamber of Commerce, nor any entity, has the right to negotiate public interest behind closed doors. I pledge to …

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Travis Duncan

It is highly inappropriate for the Chamber or other private trade associations to negotiate deals on behalf of the city …

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Laura Morrison

Yes. Rate your support: 10

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Todd Phelps