Candidate Responses

When reading Candidate responses, consider: 

  • City Council has the ability to pass legislation that creates new forms of revenue for the City.  Funding the Affordable Housing Trust fund is not a question about whether or not to cut other vital services within our General Fund.

  • After we put so much pressure on City Council to fund affordable housing, in 2021, Council voted to pursue a one-time $45 million loan from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for affordable housing.  While this is a positive step forward, it is not the same as Council putting City dollars into the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, this is applying for a loan we would have to pay back.