Help us take full advantage of the rather lame efforts by a number of Bastrop City Council members and their allies to defeat Propositions 1 thru 5, for More Reasonable Petition Requirements. You can do this tonight by reading this article that just got posted online at the Statesman and offering a comment.
Boldly, Lisa Hines who sits on the Bastrop Ethics Commission is defending signing on to this effort to influence this election, along with Council members who have thwarted the ethics laws. One of them, Gary Schiff, says in this article that he wanted to defend our water and our charter amendments are getting in his way. Seriously! I promise you, Schiff hasn’t lifted a finger to help on any level moreover, he helped Mayor Ken Kesselus put water hustler Joe Beal on the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Board. Beal then tried to help Schiff help himself recently to over $100,000 of BEDC money. When citizen outrage poured out on the Bastrop Advertsier Facebook page about this, Schiff pulled his project funding request back.
Many people are telling us they’re voting FOR Props 1-5 (lots more on the props here) and thank us for the work we have continued to do year in year out. Let’s make sure we keep that going. With high turnout in this election, we have a real shot at putting Bastrop City Hall on notice — they must clean up their act or clean out their desks in the next election.
We’re counting on y’all! Thank you.
We have heard far too many rumors not to share this with you. Austin Mayor Steve Adler and his henchmen are running about Austin trying to contain the damage they have only done to themselves by scaring people. Perhaps it was those repeated articles in the Statesman by transportation writer Ben Wear, duly warning Austin voters about the inadequacies of this purported $720 million (in reality, $1.7999 billion) bond proposition. In our view, Wear is just doing his job and likely going light on the soft-spoken, but nevertheless bullying ways of Steve Adler.
Thankfully, Austin has Roger Falk, running about too — trying to alert unsuspecting small business owners targeted for “beautification” along the proposed “corridors” that Prop 1 intends to “beautify” them right out of business. Special Thanks to Honest Transportation Solutions PAC for running this funny — because it’s oh-so-true! — TV ad.
Adler and his team are on notice, Austin is NOT Developers’ Monopoly Board or just one big real estate play!
In addition to Wear’s articles, you can read this helpful analysis of Prop 1 from Rob Walker, MBA Stanford in Finance; PhD University of Texas in Taxation and this top notch editorial by Councilwoman Ora Houston.
By the way, perhaps you read that the judge struck down the Pilot Knob development deal…but the developer-whistleblower Brian
Rodgers has only just begun to fight! The Mayor and his henchmen are the ones who really should be scared.
Join us tomorrow at Coffee Dog for a Coffee Klatch! That’s German for talking or gossip at an informal gathering where coffee is served.
We’ll have the card (click on the graphic) => for you to help distribute in the city of Bastrop. We’ll also talk about what else is happening in the county affecting your wallet and water.
TOMORROW, SATURDAY, October 8, 9 to 11 am
Coffee Dog * 49 Loop 150 * more here
Can’t make it? Call or reply to this for a drop off of materials.
ALSO: We expect a discussion about the city’s water supply at Tuesday’s Council meeting (starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall) — in light of a Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District meeting on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Convention Center agenda here. We hope to see you at both meetings.
Propositions 1, 2, 3, 4, an 5 here. Got a location for a 4 x 4 sign near entrances to neighborhoods in the city of Bastrop?
Like to walk? We need help distributing this card in Hunter’s Crossing, Riverside Grove, downtown Bastrop, Piney Ridge and the part of Tahitian Village in the City of Bastrop.
Thank you, Bastrop!
PS Just case you haven’t yet noticed, early voting starts on Monday, October 24th. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.