Daniela is a pragmatic housing advocate who will build bridges– literal and figurative– between Austin’s East and West sides. As a renter and middle-income worker, the city’s increasingly urgent housing shortage is one she feels personally. To address this issue, Daniela believes in equity-minded approaches that focus on building deeply affordable, dense housing, particularly along Austin’s transit corridors.
To achieve this, she will advocate for:
Daniela is a life-long advocate of mind and body health.
She will prioritize dismantling the areas of food and healthcare apartheid throughout the district.
Daniela will work to increase health care access through:
Environmental justice is the throughline across all of Daniela’s priorities.
She will advocate for holding larger institutions responsible for their role in the environmental and cultural degradation caused by their decision to move to Austin, impacts of which are felt most strongly by communities of color. Daniela will also work to increase greenspace throughout East Austin, which she sees as a right and not an amenity afforded only to those of a certain income bracket.
Austin must take climate resiliency more seriously. This is an issue that impacts all people, regardless of zip code or income level, but most immediately and strongly impacts economically disadvantaged families on the East Side, who are already the most vulnerable.