You may have noticed that SpeakUpAustin users have posted several ideas here of ways the City might better care for the environment and create a more sustainable Austin. We're wanting to extend that conversation a bit here with a discussion about how you think the City should best be investing time, money, and other resources on environmental measures. While some new measures might have funding within existing departmental budgets for some new initiatives, part of what we want to determine is what measures have highest community priority and to what extent you would be willing to pay more for those initiatives.
So, use this space for helping answer those questions--
- What priorities should we have going forward in our measures to care for the environment?
- What are various future initiatives "worth" if new funding were needed, and
- How do the ideas you've seen on our forum or others resonate with you?
We look forward to your comments!