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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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Bastrop: Beacon for Affordability or Austin’s Dumping Ground?

Independent Texans proudly hosts Austin whistleblower Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 11.09.18 AMdeveloper, Brian Rodgers, who will speak about why making growth pay for itself is the only way to protect affordability and natural resources in central Texas.

Read Brian’s full bio here.

When: Monday, October 3, 7 pm

Where: First National Bank of Bastrop
489 Highway 71 (in the main bank Community Room across Hasler Blvd. from HEB)

We will also ask for your help to win passage in November of the “Petition for Reasonable Petition Requirements in the City of Bastrop”. The City Council put it on the ballot, but split it into five measures. That’s right, you will have to vote 5 times (FOR Props 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 to get your petition rights!

Read this Op-Ed in the Bastrop Advertiser on October 1st.

Please share this announcement and bring your neighbors!

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Bastrop: Beacon for Affordability or Austin’s Dumping Ground?

Independent Texans proudly hosts Austin whistleblower Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 11.09.18 AMdeveloper, Brian Rodgers, who will speak about why making growth pay for itself is the only way to protect affordability and natural resources in central Texas.

Read Brian’s full bio here.

When: Monday, October 3, 7 pm

Where: First National Bank of Bastrop
489 Highway 71 (in the Main Bank across Hasler Blvd. from HEB)

We will also ask for your help to guarantee passage in November of the “Petition for Reasonable Petition Requirements in the City of Bastrop”. The City Council put it on the ballot, but split it into five measures. That’s right, you will have to vote 5 times to get your petition rights!

Read our Op-Ed in the Bastrop Advertiser:
Vote yes on checking and balancing Bastrop’s government.

Please share this announcement and bring your neighbors!

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We really DO want YOU…not to mention Joe Beal

This Monday night at 7 pm, join us in Bastrop at the First National Bank Community Room (in Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 11.09.18 AMthe main bank across Hasler Blvd. from HEB). We have a rare opportunity to hear Austin developer-whistleblower, Brian Rodgers, tell us how we can avoid the same mistakes Austin made leading to their affordability collapse. Y’all come!!! Details here.

We will also give you the lowdown on how we’re going to open up and clean up the city of Bastrop’s governance by voting FOR Propositions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 for “More Reasonable Petition Requirements”. That’s right, city of Bastrop voters will have to vote FIVE times to get their petition rights. Details here.

We will also explain to you what passing the bonds in Bastrop and Smithville will actually cost you.

Thanks to the Bastrop Advertiser!
Read our Op-Ed in today’s paper about why “I want Joe Beal!”

See you Monday, Bastrop. We really DO “want YOU”!

PS Campaign materials will be available at this event so you can pitch in to pass Props 1-5!

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Good news, bad news and the ugly.

Screen Shot 2016-09-08 at 4.06.22 PMThe good news is that plaintiffs suing to stop the toll road over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone between Austin and Hays County won an important round in court yesterday that TxDOT and the toll authority are none too happy about. Congrats to all, especially SOS Alliance. Federal Judge Yeakel rejected the motion to dismiss.

The bad news (not unexpected) is last night the Simsboro communities got hosed on another mega-permit of groundwater in the Lost Pines (Lee and Bastrop counties). The privateering End Op, L.P. got a stair-stepped permit for 46,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year from the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District. Though several years of pumping will be monitored for impact on the aquifer before the full amount is allowed, those who entered into this agreement may well be experimenting with irreparable damage to an ancient and very slow-recharge aquifer. Landowners are now preparing for more court action.. A few more details here from Environmental Stewardship.

Please read this handout from us last night to see how you can help.Hi, I'm Ivy from San Antonio, I'm here to steal your water.

Ready yet to join a good ol’ fashioned picket at the Growth Summit on Friday, Sept. 16 in San Marcos? Ivy from San Antonio is begging for her muzzle. Share this and come on out, y’all!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • Sept. 25-27:  Have you registered yet for the scrumptious 10th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference? Do it here now.
  • Whistleblower developer Brian Rodgers has been rescheduled for Monday, October 3rd, at 7 pm at First National Bank of Bastrop.

We are ready to come talk to your group about how to join the independent movement. Just let us know and we’ll be there.

PS If you live in the city of Bastrop, come down to city hall tonight at 6:30. Water is being discussed in Executive Session but action must be voted on in public. Can’t make it? Watch on BTXN.TV.

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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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