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Magic in Austin government and other post-election concerns

Magic in Austin government and other post-election concerns 150 150 Voices of Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the wake of the passage of Proposition A’s (Prop A) Project Connect, Voices of Austin (VofA) wonders if Austinites can expect the same magical numbers game shown in the marketing of Prop A to be used in its implementation as well. The ads promoting Prop A stated that Project Connect will…

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“Ignoring facts does not make them go away” Fran Tarkenton, Noted Philosopher 

“Ignoring facts does not make them go away” Fran Tarkenton, Noted Philosopher  150 150 Voices of Austin

A recent Nextdoor post, written by the husband of an Austin City Councilmember who voted for Project Connect, accuses Voices of Austin and our lead spokesperson of manufacturing facts to make Project Connect’s Proposition A look bad. The post linked to an Austin Chronicle article that also accused Voices of Austin and our spokesperson of…

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What the Mayor’s Train Tax Does for a Real Minority Business

What the Mayor’s Train Tax Does for a Real Minority Business 150 150 Voices of Austin

Estrada’s Dry Cleaning and Tuxedo Rentals on East 7th St. has been an East Austin institution for 60 years.  It’s the kind of business that is and has been the backbone of the Austin economy and community for generations.  It’s the kind of business that the Mayor would have you believe he and his Project…

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Austin Morning Line satire of “Transit Now ATX” ad

Austin Morning Line satire of “Transit Now ATX” ad 150 150 Voices of Austin

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Who is Really Going to Get Something from Prop A

Who is Really Going to Get Something from Prop A 150 150 Voices of Austin

Capital Metro has conducted no studies on the impact of traffic congestion so we have no idea what impact this project will have on the environment.  We have no reason to believe it will do anything for us other than make us permanently pay 24.6% to 26.2% more in property taxes to pay for their…

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The Lies $1+ Million Paid For

The Lies $1+ Million Paid For 150 150 Voices of Austin

An Updated Letter from Peck Young, Executive Director of Voices of Austin My original letter has come under attack as being the very thing that it has exposed, a series of lies. The attacks that are being made are signs that Voices of Austin is on the correct path to pushing for further accountability in…

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Lies Our Mayor Told Us About Prop A / Project Connect

Lies Our Mayor Told Us About Prop A / Project Connect 150 150 Voices of Austin

A Letter from Peck Young, Executive Director of Voices of Austin A lie is defined as “a false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood. Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true.” Mayor Adler and his staff have lied about Proposition A / Project Connect in the press, on TV, on the…

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Why The Numbers Matter and What The City Did Not Bother To Tell Us

Why The Numbers Matter and What The City Did Not Bother To Tell Us 150 150 Voices of Austin

By Barbara Cilley & Susan Spataro Critical numbers prove City Hall is hiding the true costs and impacts of Project Connect. City Hall says growth will help pay for this mega-project, but the numbers show the vast majority of Central Texas’ growth will occur outside the population and property served by Project Connect. The City’s…

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25%!

25%! 150 150 Voices of Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE When you go vote and get to Proposition A toward the end of the ballot, keep this number in mind.  25%.  According to the Travis County Tax Office, that’s the average increase in property tax you’ll pay on your home every year if Proposition A is approved.  It’s for Project Connect, a…

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Prop A (a.k.a. Project Connect) – City Hall’s cynical scandal

Prop A (a.k.a. Project Connect) – City Hall’s cynical scandal 150 150 Voices of Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Hall leaders are lying to Austin voters and the media about financing Project Connect. The truth is Prop A’s tax revenue is grossly insufficient to build Project Connect on the schedule claimed. Prop A’s tax increase would generate about $160 million annually. At that rate, it would take the city 45…

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