A brand new political motion committee known as Properties Not Handcuffs has introduced its presence in Austin with an e-mail declaring that “each a part of Travis County’s massive tent Democratic Get together” is becoming a member of collectively to oppose Proposition B within the No on B marketing campaign.
Proposition B would prohibit tenting in most areas of town and permit police to arrest individuals sitting or mendacity on the sidewalk or different public property.
Democrats are clearly portraying the enemy on this battle because the Republican Get together. Mackenzie Kelly, the one Republican member of Metropolis Council, is the one member to tell the Austin American-Statesman she would vote in favor of the tenting ban. Council members Kathie Tovo and Alison Alter, each Democrats, voted in opposition to repealing the outdated anti-camping legislation in 2019, however Tovo now says she won’t vote for Prop B and Alter mentioned she was undecided.
Travis County Republican Get together Chair Matt Mackowiak co-founded Save Austin Now, the group pushing to place Proposition B on the poll, with Cleo Petricek, a Democrat. However Mackowiak mentioned Thursday that Republicans wouldn’t take into account formally supporting or opposing any of the Could 1 poll propositions till their assembly on April 20. Clearly, they don’t plan to label the proposition as Republican-sponsored.
Distinguished supporters of the No on B marketing campaign embrace Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Greg Casar and former Democratic congressional candidates Mike Siegel and Julie Oliver.
Organizations supporting the marketing campaign to defeat Proposition B embrace the Travis County Democratic Get together, College Democrats at UT, Circle C Space Democrats, Texas Working Households Get together, Bend the Arc Austin, the Grassroots Regulation Challenge, UT Younger Socialists of America, and Dawn ATX.
In trying on the metropolis’s on-line listing of registered political motion committees, Properties Not Handcuffs didn’t seem early Wednesday. Metropolis Clerk Jannette Goodall instructed the Austin Monitor the PAC was not on the web site as a result of town had not but obtained its submitting. Marketing campaign supervisor Briana Burns discovered Wednesday that the paperwork by no means made it to the clerk’s workplace, saying it was filed through the February snowstorm. The doc appointing Heidi Sloan as treasurer for the PAC did seem on the state Ethics Fee’s web site, nonetheless. Burns promised that her group would ship the paperwork to town straight away.
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