Imagine what it would be like to live in a place where there is excitement about the future, not anxiety. Imagine feeling confident that your children and their own families will be able to enjoy Austin’s prosperity, rather than be victimized by it. Imagine living in a city that manages its growth rather than letting its growth manage it.
City Hall’s failure to handle that growth has divided Austinites into winners and losers at the very time they need to come together. This community needs a mayor who will end this divisiveness and ensure everyone shares in Austin’s prosperity. In times like these, Austin needs a mayor who will fight for all of us, not just a select few.
For too many Austinites, that is not where we are now. But it can be. We can get there together. We have to get there together.
The City of Austin needs to work harder to improve its residents' health and ensure they thrive. As mayor, Laura will attack this community's health disparities head-on, invest in systems that will end homelessness among families with children, and address gender- and ethnicity-based pay gaps in innovative ways.