If you’ve ever heard me speak, you’ve heard me say that our goal in the mayor’s office is to leave Austin better than we found it. One way you might judge whether we’re achieving that goal is the extent to which we’ve been able to help keep Austin affordable.

Protecting affordability honors the legacy of our city. For decades, Austin has been home to a large and relatively stable middle class, created and sustained in big part by state government and the University of Texas.

Continue reading the note from Lee Leffingwell, Austin Mayor, at the Austin American-Statesman.