Without further ado, the growth machine cometh.
IndyAustin is fighting for your right to vote on the big-ticket items like CodeNEXT — yes, Vote YES, on Prop J! (Have you seen our Yes on J video?!)
IndyAustin will continue to fight for your right to vote on the $100s of millions in property tax exemptions for the sucker-soccer stadium. (Go here to our petition page).
There needs to be a regional movement to stop the destructive plans of the central Texas growth machine.
Those plans include bringing the “California Water Model” to Central Texas. They want to continue to build a megalopolis between Williamson and Bexar counties with water exported out of the eastern rural counties.
Did the growth machine not notice that California is now trying to reverse 50-years of such disastrous groundwater policy?
As we wrote earlier, Austin has been pushing hyper-growth for a long time. The comprehensive land development code overhaul known as CodeNEXT was not about reasonable density, it’s about the real estate machine wanting both density and sprawl, they want it all.
Are we being unfair to Mayor Steve Adler?
In this video “I Oppose the San Antone Hose,” at about 1-minute, learn about Adler’s presentation at the 2015 Growth Summit in San Marcos. He bragged about Austin being the fastest growing city in the U.S..This is despite making affordability out of reach for the many, evidenced by the exodus of the African-American population. Adler was egging on then San Antonio Mayor, Ivy Taylor, in front of the growth lobby. She soon got the boot from San Antonio voters.
Fact is that no city could keep up with competition of scorched earth growth policies going on now between the cities of Austin and San Antonio. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg is hysterical to stop three San Antonio Firefighter-led ballot measures (Props A, B and C). Prop A — reasonable petition requirements for referenda (a petition for a public vote to reverse Council decisions) is in the bullseye. The growth machine has amassed a $2 million+ war chest to shoot down all three props. They are working overtime to protect their investment in the destructive $3.4B Vista Ridge “San Antone Hose” (See San Antonio First site here.)
Have you seen those anti-Prop J ads/signs saying, “Don’t Trump Austin?” Truth is that IF The Donald were involved – and he isn’t – he is famously, a high-rise developer, and therefore more likely to support the anti-Prop J pro-growth machine people making these manipulative claims.
Just remember what this is really about —
ending public votes via the petition process.
It’s also about dazing and confusing Austin while cashing in on Austin’s affordability crisis.
Give Adler and his manipulators in the growth machine the boot!
Vote Yes on Prop J. (More here at Let Us Vote Austin site here.)
Join us on the petition trails! Call us at 512.535.0989 or email us at contact@IndyAustin.org.
Remember Austn is not just one big real estate play. Some of us are actually trying to live here.
Here’s where we parked information about our gaffe on Monday, including our apology sent directly to Mayor Steve Adler. And we meant it.