Candidate Susana Almanza Files for District 3 Seat
November 6, 2018 General Election
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While the incumbent has represented District 3, I’m not running simply to oppose him. I’m running to directly confront the status quo forces that have held our city back for decades, and to develop and promote new far-reaching policies that recognize the central role of an accountable people’s government in solving the housing crisis of our times.
A campaign for District 3 Council representation will be an enormous undertaking. The wealthiest real estate developers, bankers, investors, and law firms will continue to spend thousands to keep their grip on City Hall. Nothing less than a citywide, civic movement is needed to wrestle District 3 from these forces of greed. That means we need the active participation of thousands of Austinites from District 3 and every other district in our city.
The Incumbent wanted to give away our public parkland at Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park for private corporate use and without input from Montopolis residents, residents of District 3 and the community at-large. We can’t continue to give away public land for private development and profit. Public land is needed to address the housing crisis. The incumbent has ignored input from the community in the city’s comprehensive rewrite of its land development code, CodeNEXT. He voted against placing the validated Petition of over 31,000 voters on the November 6th Ballot. The incumbent continues to support high density development, knowing that it will displace numerous residents and make Austin unaffordable.
We need to work to implement the People’s Plan and recommendations made by the African American, Hispanic Latino and Asian American Quality of Life Commissions.
In short, we need to have a reckoning with where we are as a city and build a mass movement that will work to right the balance of city government for generations to come.