Austin has been thrust into the national spotlight after a recent push to decriminalize public camping and petty crimes, following in the footsteps of many cities that after adhering to these policies are now unrecognizable. Austin is currently in the beginning stages of the homeless epidemic that Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are facing today.
We do not believe taxation is the end all remedy on every issue. To date it has not proven to be an effective strategy for cities struggling with booming homeless populations drawn to services for all and relaxed law enforcement for petty crimes. To allow people to live in squalor is inhumane and we refuse to normalize self destructive behavior and look towards successful solutions rather than failed policies.
We are working to ensure that we are UNIFIED and HEARD by those who believe our voices don’t matter. The use of labels in effort to silence opposing perspectives is not working anymore, and we will no longer stand idly in observation. Strength in numbers is an undeniable force to be reckoned with, and we mean to return civility and meaningful dialogue through community collaboration and the sharing of ideas.
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Whats up with that? Community First Village
Whats up with that? Homelessness
Whats up with that? Politcal Ethics
Whats up with that? Seattle Is Dying
Local leaders Matt Mackowiak, Cleo Petrecik, and Justin Berry making a lot of sense at city hall 10/17/19