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A Look Back at 2015

December 30, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

From growing membership to a successful KnockOut Night and strengthening our advocacy, 2015 was a great year for RECA.

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Let’s Move Forward with Good Courthouse Plans

November 9, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

It came down to the wire, but Travis County voters turned down the county’s plan for a new civil courthouse. Now it’s time for taxpayers and local politicians alike to understand what that vote really means and how we can move forward.

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Fixable Barriers Continue to Make Housing Less Affordable

August 24, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

In RECA's latest white paper, we diagnose the barriers that are making the creation of new housing difficult to achieve.

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Austin’s Development Review Issues Must Be Solved Now

July 13, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

The city has released a new action plan to address development review issues.

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City Council Poised to Take a Wrong Turn on Taxes

May 21, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

Real property tax solutions require us to get serious about long-term structural reforms that lower the cost of government.

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Our Transportation Crisis Requires Bold Leadership

April 6, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

We need big ideas and courageous leaders who will execute them in order to overcome our traffic congestion issues.

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Create More Housing Supply

January 23, 2015 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

To improve the current affordability picture, RECA is calling for 100,000 new housing units of all types within the city limits.

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Affordability Requires More Housing Options

December 1, 2014 | By: Michael Cooper, RECA Board Chair

The affordability crisis in Austin today is rooted in basic supply and demand. Just as Austin’s population has grown and diversified, so must its housing.

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