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Boot Em’ Out, those Not Good Ol’ Boys of Bastrop!

Is it not time for the voters of the city of Bastrop to dust off their boots and give the NOT 'good ol' boys' who've been cashing in on us -- the boot?! Here's your chance if you're a voter who lives in the city of Bastrop. Give the 'good ol boys' the boot! their boots and give the 'good ol' boys' who've been cashing in on us -- the boot?! Three seats are up -- Mayor and City Council Places 3 and 4. Voters can vote in all three. Read the rest of this entry »

Bastrop Outsiders Unite!

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Help us win this election by doing this tonight!

Help us take full advantage of the rather lame efforts by a number of Bastrop City Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.06.36 AMCouncil 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.

Here’s the article — and please consider our concerns below before you post.

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.

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Vote NO on Prop 1! Adler is Scaring the Crap Out of Us!

Adler Scaring the Crap out of Austin!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.

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-17-11-pmBefore you go vote NO on Prop 1, be sure to sign the petition! ==>

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

As usual, we have our hand out.

As usual, we have our hand out.

Rodgers has only just begun to fight! The Mayor and his henchmen are the ones who really should be scared.

Do you live in Hays County or the City of Bastrop? Vote No on Props 1&2 in Hays, FOR all 5 propositions in the city of Bastrop and visit our Endorsement page for more!

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Coffee Tomorrow, Bastrop’s Coffee Dog

Join us tomorrow at Coffee Dog for a Coffee Klatch! That’s German for Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 9.06.36 AMtalking 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.

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Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

Sign it, if you live in Austin

Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:

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Why don't you share this with your friends, please:

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose

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