Troxclair appointed to Regional Affordability Committee

January 29, 2015

AUSTIN – Today, Austin City Council Member Ellen Troxclair was appointed to the newly created Regional Affordability Committee, an organization established by a City Council resolution to foster communication amongst the many taxing entities in Travis County and address cost of living issues affecting Austinites.

Council Member Troxclair stated, “The cost of living in Austin is rising faster than salaries, and this affordability crisis is threatening the future of our city. It is imperative that we have an organization dedicated to tackling a broad range of issues that impact our pocketbooks, from property taxes, to utilities, to transportation, just to name a few. This committee provides a unique approach in that it will allow for 11 taxing entities in Travis County to coordinate efforts towards addressing this very serious and pressing issue.”

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