For musicians, Rowling said that concerns about affordability were the most pressing. The census notes that the rising cost of living in Austin and the development of expensive condos and apartments in the central city are forcing out musicians and others in the industry.
“It really does appear that we are at a tipping point, particularly in terms of musicians. We have lost a number of them already,” said Rowling.
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The map on page 189 is especially troubling, with a very low response from musicians in the outer ring, showing again the City's ongoing refusal to engage and hold meetings for those living in outer core.