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HI, I'M ROBERT THOMAS AND I'M RUNNING FOR AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 10.

ARE YOU BETTER OFF TODAY THAN YOU WERE FOUR YEARS AGO OR EVEN ONE YEAR AGO, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, ACROSS THE DISTRICT AND ACROSS AUSTIN.

I HEAR THE SAME RESOUNDINGLY.

NO, WE'RE NOT BETTER OFF THAN WE WERE.

AND THEY'RE ALL, ALL OF THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE POOR ACTIONS, THE BAD POLICIES AND THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP BY OUR CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, WE'VE HAD AN INCREASE IN CRIME.

WE'VE HAD A DEFUNDING OF OUR PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY OUR POLICE.

WE HAD A LACK OF AFFORDABILITY, WHICH IS PUSHED TO BE MADE EVEN MORE UNAFFORDABLE BY THE PUSHING OF A 25% PROPERTY TAX TAX INCREASE TO FUND A MISGUIDED PROJECT CONNECT.

AND OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE BEEN UNDER ATTACK BECAUSE OF THIS CRAZY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, WHICH WAS GOING TO SHOVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DENSITY WITHIN THE HEARTS OF, OF OUR CORE CHARMING NEIGHBORHOODS, WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING EXACTLY WHAT, WHY, OR HOW IT WAS GOING TO IMPACT THE COSTS OR THE FAMILIES THAT BUILT THESE COMMUNITIES LOOK AND TEXT, MEET AND GREETS AND CHANCE CONNECTIONS.

YOU HAVE BEEN CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL OR COUNCIL MEMBER ALTAR.

YOU'VE BEEN CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT YOU EXPECT BETTER FROM YOUR CITY COUNCIL THAN CREATING POLICIES.

THE RESULT IN SKYROCKETING, VIOLENT CRIME RATES IN HUMANE CITYWIDE, HOMELESS, CAMPING, DEFENDING OUR POLICE FORCE AND PUSHING FOR MORE UNAFFORDABILITY.

YOU HAVE BEEN CRYSTAL CLEAR, AUSTIN DEMANDS, GOOD GOVERNMENT WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF PRAGMATIC LEADERSHIP AND COMMON SENSE.

YOU HAVE BEEN CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT YOU SUPPORT ME AS A PROVEN COMMUNITY LEADER, A PUBLIC SAFETY ADVOCATE AND A 30 YEAR ENGAGED NEIGHBOR TO LEAD AND SETTING ASIDE THE RAMPANT HYPER PARTISANSHIP AND EXTREMISM WITH A BACKGROUND AS AN MBA, A JD, AND NOW PURSUING AND FINISHING MY PHD IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND POLICY, AS WELL AS MY LEADERSHIP OF STATE AGENCIES OVERSEEING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF, UH, BUDGETS AND THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES.

YOU'VE MADE IT CLEAR THAT YOU'RE READY FOR A LEADER WHO KNOWS HOW TO GET THINGS DONE IN A MEANINGFULLY MEANINGFUL, RESPECTFUL WAY.

AS YOUR DISTRICT TENDS TO REPRESENTATIVE AUSTIN, WE WILL DO BETTER.

I WILL VOTE TO FULLY FUND THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT REINSTATE THE CADET CLASSES AND WORK WITH APD LEADERSHIP AND EXPERTS.

DIDN'T ACT REFORMS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL.

I WILL REINSTATE THE CAMPING BAN AND ADVOCATE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMELESS SOLUTIONS.

AND I WILL ALWAYS VOTE AGAINST INCREASE AGAINST MASSIVE 25% PROPERTY TAX INCREASES.

AND WE'LL ALWAYS PUSH TO INCREASE AFFORDABILITY, AUSTIN.

WE DESERVE BETTER.

YOU DESERVE BETTER.

I ASKED YOU TO VOTE FOR ME.

EARLY.

VOTING STARTS ON OCTOBER THE 13TH AND ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER THE THIRD.

PLEASE GO TO WWW.ROBERTATX.COM AND LEARN MORE ABOUT ME AND MY PLATFORM AND AUSTIN.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING BRIGHTER AND BETTER DAYS TOGETHER WITH ME AS YOUR DISTRICT.

10 REPRESENTATIVE.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.