Viewpoints: Council has chance to help homeless, give to preservation


In the world of politics, the win-win deal tends to be more elusive than tangible.

That is true in Washington and too often in Austin, in which a majority of Austin’s 10-1 City Council frequently flattens a minority. On Thursday, however, the public might well see a win-win if council members approve Mayor Steve Adler’s so-called “Downtown Puzzle” plan.

They should. We offer one caution: The Adler proposal is more concept at this point than detail. The details with accompanying documentation should be a condition of approval to ensure accountability as the proposal moves from concept to blueprint.

Approving Adler’s plan would advance two solid proposals – Adler’s and another by Council Members Ellen Troxclair, Kathie Tovo, Ann Kitchen and Leslie Pool that the council already approved. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING.



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