We hear tell that the growth machine, some of Austin’s biggest advocates of unbridled growth, subsidized by your tax dollars, are claiming that you don’t give a hoot about lobby reform.
The Ethics Review Commission is hosting a public comment session this Wednesday at 6:30 pm at City Hall on some basic lobby reforms needed at City Hall. (Free parking.)
It wouldn’t surprise us to see the Chamber, RECA and other assorted special interest hogs at the public trough, packing this hearing. At the least, their arguments about this will be entertaining.
Folks, the new law is based on what the state requires for state lobbyists. Nuff said?
Can you show up at this, please? If you want to testify, please do or sign a card that you support these basic reforms.
Click here to see City Councilwoman, Leslie Pool’s, resolution for lobby reform.
Click here to see the FAQs about these reforms (written by reform attorney friend, Fred Lewis).
If you can’t make it, please call or email your council member and Mayor Adler here. Tell them you care about lobby reform and you support the Pool resolution.
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PS BTW, we think lobby reform is just one of many reasons Austinites finally passed a new district voting system now called “10-1”. Prove us right, please.