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I'M ALISON ALTER.

IT'S MY HONOR TO REPRESENT DISTRICT 10 ON THE CITY COUNCIL.

I'M A MOM, A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, A NEIGHBORHOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE AND FORMER EDUCATOR.

I'M AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS THE PARK LADY FOR MY WORK LEADING THE RAMSEY PARK RENOVATIONS AND MY SERVICE ON THE PARKS BOARD AS A TRAINED ECONOMIST WITH A PHD FROM HARVARD AND AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN PUBLIC POLICY FROM STANFORD.

I'M NOT AFRAID TO ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS.

HERE'S WHAT I BELIEVE.

I BELIEVE CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD SOLVE PROBLEMS AND CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALL CAN THRIVE AND FEEL SAFE.

I BELIEVE WE NEED TO ROOT OUT RACISM AND ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY.

AND I KNOW THAT FALSE CHOICES LEAD TO BAD POLICY.

I BELIEVE IN SCIENCE AND THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL FACTS MATTER.

AND SO DOES DATA.

I BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND, TO LISTEN TO NEW IDEAS AND DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES IN 2020.

IT'S TRUE.

WE FACE MULTIPLE CRISES, PANDEMIC, HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, SYSTEMIC RACISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

DID I BELIEVE THE BEST DAYS FOR AUSTIN ARE IN FRONT OF US? I AM RUNNING FOR REELECTION BECAUSE THIS IS A TIME FOR LEADERSHIP AND PROVEN EXPERIENCE.

HERE'S A FEW EXAMPLES OF WHAT I'VE DONE AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE.

I VOTED AGAINST CODE NEXT AND FOUGHT FOR NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE THE PROPOSED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE WAS DEEPLY FLAWED AND AUSTIN DESERVED BETTER.

I WILL CONTINUE TO STAND UP TO DEVELOPERS AND FIGHT TO GUIDE AND MANAGE GROWTH.

NOT SIMPLY UNLEASH IT.

I HAVE CHAMPIONED THE ENVIRONMENT, MAKING SUSTAINABILITY RESILIENCE AND COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE.

ONE OF MY TOP PRIORITIES, I LED AUSTIN'S DECLARATION OF A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND OUR PLANNING TO ELECTRIFY OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

I ACCELERATED OUR SHIFT TO RENEWABLES WITHOUT INCREASING OUR UTILITY RATES, LAUNCHED THE AUSTIN CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS AND INVESTED IN OUR PARKS TRAILS AND OUR WATERSHED PROTECTION LANDS.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS ONE OF MY TOP PRIORITIES FOR AUSTIN AND ESPECIALLY DISTRICT 10.

THE RISK OF WILDFIRE IS NOT A QUESTION OF IF IT'S A QUESTION OF WHEN THAT IS, WHY I'VE ACCELERATED WILDFIRE PREVENTION, EFFORTS AND INVESTMENTS ACROSS DEPARTMENTS AND CITYWIDE ENSURED ADOPTION OF THE WILD LAND, URBAN INTERFACE CODE INTO OUR BUILDING AND FIRE CODES AND SECURE COMMITMENTS FOR A NEW FIRE STATION AND DISTRICT 10.

I LED COUNCIL'S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HOW SEXUAL ASSAULT IS PROCESSED AND INVESTIGATED.

WE INCREASED STAFFING AND RESOURCES FOR VICTIM SERVICES, IMPROVED DNA TEST PROCESSING, AND LAUNCHED A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF OUR SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE SYSTEM.

I AM PROUD TO HAVE FACILITATED INVESTMENTS AND SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS FOR EVERY DISTRICT 10 ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL HAD EXPEDITED THE PERMITTING FOR VOTER BACKED RENOVATIONS IN THE RECENT BUDGET.

I ADDED TWO AMBULANCES AND 46 EMS STAFF TO IMPROVE OUR MEDICAL RESPONSE DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND.

I ALSO INCREASED COMMUNITY ACCESS TO PHYSICIAN SERVICES AND CLINICAL OVERSIGHT WITH THE SWITCH TO A CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER MODEL.

THESE ACTIONS WILL SAVE LIVES AND SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY OVER THE LONG RUN.

I'VE BEEN ENDORSED BY CONGRESSMAN LLOYD DOGGETT REPRESENTATIVE DONNA HOWARD, COMMISSIONER'S BRITISH SHEA AND JEFF 2 MILLION AND OTHER PROMINENT COMMUNITY LEADERS.

I AM PROUD TO BE ENDORSED BY THE AUSTIN EMS ASSOCIATION OR CITY EMPLOYEES.

UNION ASKED ME WEST AUSTIN DEMOCRATS NORTH BY NORTHWEST DEMS, CENTRAL AUSTIN, DEMS, AUSTIN, ENVIRONMENTAL DEMS, TANOE DAMS, AND MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS, AS WELL AS THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE.

YOU CAN BELIEVE IN ME BECAUSE I AM RUNNING ON MY RECORD.

I HAVE PROVEN THAT I KNOW HOW TO STAND MY GROUND AND TO FIND COMMON GROUND.

YOU CAN BELIEVE IN ME BECAUSE I AM HONEST AND SINCERE AND I HAVE FOLLOWED THROUGH, AND YOU CAN TRUST THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

I INVITE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHILE IN OFFICE@ALISONALTER.COM.

I BELIEVE THE BEST DAYS FOR AUSTIN ARE IN FRONT OF US AFTER THE HORRIBLE PANDEMIC.

MY NAME IS ALISON ALTER, AND I HOPE I HAVE EARNED YOUR VOTE.

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