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Does YouGov’s poll accurately reflect the views of Austinites?

Does YouGov’s poll accurately reflect the views of Austinites? 150 150 Voices of Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DeVondolyn Arrington, (512) 320-9043 A recent poll released by the Austin Justice Coalition and administered by YouGov purports to show that Austinites are ready to see changes in public safety. Voices of Austin questions whether the changes YouGov’s poll tries to put forth are actual changes that Austinites want to see.…

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Can Austin Afford a 25% Property Tax Increase?

Can Austin Afford a 25% Property Tax Increase? 150 150 Voices of Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DeVondolyn Arrington (512) 320-9043, [email protected] The Austin City Council has taken a step toward a 25% increase in property taxes.  On Sunday, August 1st, the Council authorized a paid newspaper ad, the first legally required step to getting voters permission to raise the 2021 property tax rate by nearly 25%. Voices…

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Capital Metro Unethically Allocates Taxpayer Funds

Capital Metro Unethically Allocates Taxpayer Funds 150 150 Voices of Austin

Under Texas Election Law, Section 255.003, when an agency of government uses your tax dollars to campaign for public approval of its projects, it is breaking the law.  Yet, the local citizens action group, Voices of Austin, has determined that the Capitol Metropolitan Transit Authority, or Capitol Metro, a government agency funded by taxpayers, has…

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Voices of Austin Questions Legality of CapMetro’s “Project Connect” Promotional Video

Voices of Austin Questions Legality of CapMetro’s “Project Connect” Promotional Video 1024 512 Voices of Austin

Voices of Austin Questions Legality of CapMetro’s “Project Connect” Promotional Video Voices of Austin is a nonpartisan community organization representing the views of more than 80% of Austin’s residents. Guided by our legal advisors, Roger Borgelt and Lou McCreary, we question Capital Metro’s creation and advertising of this professionally produced promotional video for Project Connect.…

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Voices of Austin Letter to Randy Clarke, President & CEO of CapMetro About Project Connect Promotional Video

Voices of Austin Letter to Randy Clarke, President & CEO of CapMetro About Project Connect Promotional Video 150 150 Voices of Austin

Sent VIA CERTIFIED MAIL #7020 0090 0001 9890 4773 Randy Clarke, President & CEO Capital Metro 2910 E. 5th St. Austin TX 78702 July 16, 2020 Dear Mr. Clarke: Our organization, Voices of Austin, has seen on YouTube what are clearly promotional videos for the subways that Capital Metro is proposing to build if the…

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Political vets line up to take on City Hall, educate Austinites on transit and other key issues

Political vets line up to take on City Hall, educate Austinites on transit and other key issues 150 150 Voices of Austin

by Chad Swiatecki A new nonprofit group appears ready to oppose ongoing City Council actions concerning mass transit, public safety, land use and city finances, promising a targeted education campaign in the coming months. The group Voices for Austin, a 501(c)(4) organized earlier this year by local political leaders, touts the findings of a recent poll of just…

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Eight Out of Ten Austin Residents Believe City Government Does Not Listen.

Eight Out of Ten Austin Residents Believe City Government Does Not Listen. 150 150 Voices of Austin

“Eight out of every ten of Austin citizens believe our city deserves — but does not have — a City Council that listens to and respects the views of its residents.  Clearly, major change is called for,” said Former St. Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Chair of Voices of Austin and retired Texas Senator.  Voices of Austin…

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Media Advisory

Media Advisory 1024 683 Voices of Austin

For Immediate Release Contact: [email protected] EIGHT OUT OF TEN AUSTINITES WANT MORE RESPONSIVE CITY GOVERNMENT When: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 3:00pm [CDT] Who:  Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, chair of Voices of Austin Former City Council Member Ora Houston, Treasurer of Voices of Austin The Voices of Austin Board Members Peck Young, Executive Director of Voices…

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