Garza Comes Out Against Homestead Exemption

"As an Austin firefighter, I learned the invaluable lesson to always use the right tools and techniques to solve a problem. Whether fighting a fire, helping someone out of a vehicle wreck or responding to a CPR call, you risk doing more harm than good if you use the wrong tool.

The upcoming vote on the proposed homestead exemption has reminded me of that lesson. I am convinced that it is the wrong tool to address affordability and I cannot support it."