Improve the City for Austin Residents
Rather than diffuse responsibility by "collaborating with stakeholders," I would like the city council to simply do the job they were elected to do. Austin is in need of maintenance. The roads are in terrible condition, outlying parks are poorly maintained and littered, medians and walkways are overgrown, damaged and inconsistent. Objectively, Austin is an ugly and inefficient city. We are fortunate to be centrally located and a current popular spot for emerging business. We should not squander the resources that provides. Instead of doing a little of everything, my idea, then, is to have projects prioritized in the budget such that things are fixed, rather than patched. That will leave many groups unhappy and I know that is not what politicians want. It is, however, what I believe the job requires. Please make Austin a better city for the people who actually live in the city - every part of the city.