Do you realize that early voting for 8 out of 11 seats on the Council starts next Monday?!
We proudly endorse the following: (for details read more here)
Please pass this on and vote next week!
District 1: Ora Houston
District 3: Susana Almanza
District 4: Your have two great choices — Casar or Pressley
District 7: Leslie Pool
District 8: Ed Scruggs
* News Flash! Parkland Update!
The Council majority practically gave Mayor Lee Leffingwell a heart attack calling to postpone the decision for the Decker Lake high-end golf courses until February for the new Council. Instead, they opted to postpone it until December 11th, the last meeting of the current Austin City Council. We’re praying they leave the new Council a wonderful present. That would be the opportunity to come up with a better plan for Walter E. Long Park, minus high-end golf courses to serve the downtown hotels.
We here at ChangeAustin.orgwish you the lovely Thanksgiving. See you on Monday with early voting!
See the light green area? That’s 735 acres of parkland that the City Council & Mayor are rushing to hand over to private interests for two high-end golf courses until the year 2105. It’s an area twice as big as Zilker Park and larger than Mueller.
“A golf course closes every 48 hours in this country. Golf is dying on a limb.”
NBC Sports Anchor David Briggs
“Golf has been a crummy business for a long time,” said Paul Swinand, an analyst at Morningstar Inc. in Chicago.
Bloomberg quoted the National Golf Foundation as saying 200,000 players ages 35 and younger “abandoned the game” over the past year.
The City of Austin just bought the Grey Rock Golf Club in March for $9.8 million in Circle C and our municipal courses are running at only 35-40% capacity. Why give up precious parkland for a declining sport?
PS We helped bring you 10-1 to stop these farcical giveaways. Polls are open from 7 to 7 and you can now vote at any location!
Use it or lose it on Tuesday, Austin! Change Austin Scorecard
The first election under the new Austin City Council 10-1 Voting System is a test, Austin. Will you grab the power you are entitled to, to cast an informed vote to take our city back from those who continue to offload the costs of growth on to backs of current residents? Or will you say to all of the newcomers, “Welcome to Austin, but pay your own way?”
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City elections are non-partisan! Be a small “i” independent voter — vote for Meeker!
Vote Jason Meeker – City Council District 10, the mighty Northwest Austin!
We’ve known Jason Meeker for 8 years.
He was there when we founded ChangeAustin.org.
We know he has what it takes to stand up to the Austin real estate growth lobby.
Check his answers and pass it on to your NW friends!
Check Jason’s answers and 40 other candidates running for Austin City Council! RIGHT HERE Find your district and READ what the candidates actually SAY — IT’S REVEALING!
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What we love most about this election is that there’s a horse race — that was why ChangeAustin.org helped pass the new 10-1 voting system and why we’re supporting Jason Meeker in District 10. You can compare all Council and Mayoral candidates under the “Council Election” menu item above or right here.
Today, one of the candidates in District 10 (NW Austin), Mandy Dealey, put out an email stating that: “Yesterday, a local political action committee declared that they would be spending $50,000 to help one of my opponents.” She goes on to say that District 10 is “not for sale to any special interests.” Well, ok…we agree.
But, what’s most revealing is what Dealey leaves out. The candidate receiving this $50,000 spending windfall is Robert Thomas and the special interest is the Austin Board of Realtors (here’s the disclosure). Thomas is most surely the “growthiest” candidate in the race and will unabashedly serve the “bigger is better” growth coalition.
Neither Thomas nor Dealey will stand up to those who are driving subsidized growth and its intimate partner — growing unaffordability – as we learned from their answers to our questionnaire right here.
We’ve known Jason Meeker for 8 years. He was there when we foundedChangeAustin.org. We know he has what it takes to stand up to the Austin real estate growth lobby. Check his answers too!
Folks, there’s only one thing money can’t buy. It’s your activism!
Join us this Saturday to phone bank from 10 – 2 pm 602 West 11th St. (call or text for details @ 512-657-2089) ***
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Find your district and READ what the candidates actually SAY — IT’S REVEALING!
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ChangeAustin.org just decided to endorse Jason Meeker in the District 10 Austin City Council race!
We figured out that if District 10 voters do not target their votes, we’ll wind up with the same kind of failed leadership of the past representing District 10. Here’s our scorecard — see what we mean with Dealey or Thomas? Come see us tonight, October 20th, at Big Daddy’s (9070 Research) at 6 pm to volunteer and celebrate the start of early voting under 10-1. And please share this!