We Might Not Make It! Troublemakers Unite!
Due to weather, the flu, and lack of public access for our petitioners, we are not sure we can make our petition deadline of March 15th to file the petitions for your right to vote on CodeNEXT.
And, the good news is that we can make it with YOUR help!
Do you want the right to vote on CodeNEXT—a major overhaul of the land development code that carries potentially dramatic effects on Austin’s affordability?
We have lost faith in our “leaders”, but not in YOU, Austin!
Please fill out this form to VOLUNTEER
or give us a call asap at 512.535.0989.
Here’s how you get on the Petition Band Wagon:
1. Volunteer at any of the events below—or go get some signatures on your own. Print the petition here or have us mail you one.
2. DONATE! We will need $10,000 more to ensure ballot access. Donate here.
3. MOST IMPORTANT! Step up to help at these following events!
If Mother Nature cooperates and you step up, we will make it with your volunteerism at these events:
⇒This Saturday (Feb. 17), be outside your local library from 12 to 5? Or, just come sign the petition at these libraries.
⇒The Austin Marathon this Sunday (Feb. 18) from 8 to the end of the race?
⇒MOST IMPORTANT! Early Poll Sites starting next Tuesday, Feb. 20 thru Friday, March 2? (Early Voting Locations here.)
Pick up materials this Friday, Saturday or Monday at:
THIS Friday, Feb. 16:
10 am to 7 pm, Office at 309 E. 11th (at Trinity, SW corner) OR
5 to 7 pm, look for Ed English at the Sonic, 7708 N. Burnet
THIS Saturday, Feb. 17:
10 am to 3 pm, Office at 309 E. 11th (at Trinity, SW corner) OR
5 to 7 pm, look for Ed English (and free munchies) at Waterloo Ice House, 8600 Burnet
THIS Monday, Feb. 19:
10 am to 7 pm, Office at 309 E. 11th (at Trinity, SW corner)
Did you hear that the City of Austin released the Third DRAFT of CodeNEXT on Monday? But, whether this Third DRAFT is good, bad or still butt ugly, is subject to question.
We are awaiting experts we trust to review the 1500 pages of dense development code.
Meanwhile, we have a petition drive to complete, eh? That is, unless you trust the process at City Hall. That’s the same city that is allowing private negotiations with Amazon to bring their second headquarters here regardless of its reckless consequences.
What the City Council ultimately adopts (not a DRAFT) will be what we here at IndyAustin believe the voters should have a right to vote on.
Secure your right to vote on your future and share this message!
PS Have you told Jeff Bezos at Amazon how unreliable the City of Austin has become as a landing for their new headquarters? Send Bezos a note at Jeff@Amazon.com after you read the piece we wrote about it here. And, stay tuned for Bill Aleshire’s Public Information Requests due back to us on Friday.