Austin American-Statesman Letters to the Editor: June 19, 2022

Each week we ask readers to weigh in on a timely topic. This week we sought your input on Austin growth and affordability: “The Austin City Council is on the verge of raising height restrictions on residential development to help increase affordable housing supply; do you agree or disagree with this, and what other actions should the city take to make housing in Austin more affordable?”

Another hollow gesture that won’t

solve Austin’s affordability problem

Don’t kid yourself!

The notion of relaxing height restrictions in exchange for another hollow gesture by developers to solve the affordability problem is an insult to tax-paying local citizens.

We’ve all heard this before.

As long as Austin’s mayor and city council continue with the same unworkable solutions that only favor developers, no such shift toward more affordable housing will occur.

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