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KUT FM reports on Tax Protest Workshops

Listen to the report from KUT FM about how the community is coming together in workshops offered by Change Austin to help people learn how to protest their Travis County tax appraisals.

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Come Ye Austinites to Opal’s! Sat, Mar 27, 3-4 pm

Come ye Austinites to fill out a survey by the City on YOUR vision for Austin!

Comprehensive Plan – Imagine Austin
Saturday, March 27th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm*
Opal Divine’s on South Congress
3601 S. Congress, just north of Ben White

Yes, it’s called the Comprehensive Plan (Imagine Austin). It will serve as a guide to area officials for the next 40 years!

Here are the City’s questions and our translation:

City Speak:

What are the best things about Austin that need to be protected and carried forward?

ChangeAustin translation:

What cherished Austin values can be threatened to extort more tax money from us to subsidize more public infrastructure on behalf of the growth lobby? (Remember they want to double our area population in 16 years!)

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What Now After the Protest?

Thanks to all who protested with us last week at City Hall.

It took us a few days to think about our next steps.

Thanks to SouthernShift.com, you can watch this wonderful 5″ video on “Travis County’s Dirty Little Secret” on the residential property tax inequity that is driving Austinites out of their homes.

We love you KXAN!  Scroll down this page to watch the 2.5 minute piece they did that helped us reach thousands.

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