Welcome to the Austinites For Zimmerman Campaign!My name is Don Zimmerman, and I would like to earn your vote in this historic Austin City Council election.
I am the only candidate in any Council District whose leadership actually abolished a property tax (in 2010)!
I moved into District 6 in the Fall of 2000 and have lived in the same home ever since. For over a decade, my public campaigns against tax increases have demonstrated that I've been very consistently and publicly working towards tax relief -- not just voicing it for votes in campaign season. Voters are insisting on transparency and real tax relief results from their elected officials.
There will be many issues facing District 6 during this election, so that is why I strongly encourage you to contact me directly with questions or concerns to my e-mail via this site, or my cell phone at 512-577-8842!
- I will tenaciously strive to ensure the agenda of the City Council remains in the hands of the Council, and not in the hands of local bureaucrats. 10-1 was implemented to more accurately represent all taxpayers instead of downtown special interests.
- I am the ONLY candidate responsible for ending a property tax during my tenure as President of my Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District #1.
In a similar fashion to the illegal taxes Austin collected in our MUD, a KVUE report reveals the City of Austin has been illegally collecting drainage fees. Read on to see the City's response...http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/06/27/judge-rules-drainage-fee-paid-by-residents-is-illegal/11563723/
If elected, I will continue my past work to reduce our tax burden through homestead exemptions, ending illegal taxation and fees, proposing real traffic engineering for road congestion relief, and working to curb Austin's bureaucratic morass.
The District 6 NorthWest Austin area has been famously underrepresented at City Hall. In 2002, after learning that our Canyon Creek MUD (Municipal Utility District) had been annexed and ignored by Austin in regards to our illegal tax situation, I campaigned vigorously to be elected to our neighborhood MUD Board. Find details of my MUD experience in my About section, and please provide feedback.
District 6 deserves a proven leader with the courage, competence, and conviction to bring fair and equal treatment for NorthWest suburbs, annexed as "profit centers" to the downtown government.
As your 'Taxpayer Friendly' candidate, I would like to earn your donation, endorsement, and most importantly, your vote. Your vote is one thing the government cannot take from you, it must be earned. Please click on the link provided to donate, or you can find a link in the tabs to donate, as well. Contribute HERE!
I am grateful to the voters that took the time to view my website, learn my strategies, and more importantly, believe I will make the changes that are long overdue. Thank you for your vote!