Surviving CodeNEXT by Community Not Commodity

Surviving CodeNEXT by Community Not Commodity

Join IndyAustin folks at this event put on by Community Not Commodity. Our own David Jones will be speaking at this event! 

David is a longtime health and wellness advocate, a renter himself who advocates or Austin renters.


Join us outside Austin City Hall for a rally in protest of the controversial CodeNEXT process! Free food & drink and music by Bill Oliver. Admission is free. Wear black and tell the Austin City Council to protect our neighborhoods!

Speakers will include:

SUSANA ALMANZA
P.O.D.E.R., Community and Environmental Activist

BILL BUNCH
Executive Director, Save Our Springs Alliance

NELSON LINDER
President, Austin NAACP

CARMEN LLANES PULIDO
Executive Director, GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin (GAVA)

ED WENDLER, JR.
Austin-Area Developer

 

Amazon, uh, no thanks.

Amazon, uh, no thanks.

That’s what San Antonio sensibly told Amazon.

Is reasonable to ask why a private trade organization was reported by the Statesman today – namely, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce — to have “submitted the city’s proposal for Amazon’s H2Q project”?

Are we being picky to ask what are the real implications of bringing 50,000 new employees (not including others they bring with them) to Austin?

Is it unreasonable to ask Mayor Steve Adler to live up to his pledge to support a 90% local hiring requirement for companies receiving tax subsidies from the city? (He made that pledge in 2014 to ChangeAustin.org.)

Here’s what our own former Travis County Judge, Bill Aleshire, had to say about this “deal”. Thanks Bill, for continuing to tell us the truth – it’s about making growth pay for itself, just like developer whistle-blowers Brian Rodgers and Ed Wendler, Jr. tried to tell those land speculators for years who now want it all – density and sprawl: