Abbott asks Austinites to post photos, safety threats related to city’s homeless

October 8, 2019 posted by


THIS WEEK..2-ROBERT:GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT RAMPED UP HIS SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE CITY OF AUSTIN HOMELESS POLICY – ASKING PEOPLE TO TAKE PICTURES OF “AREAS OF CONCERN” AND TWEET THEM TO HIM – TAGGING AUSTIN MAYOR STEVE ADLER ALONG THE WAY.2-ERIN: KXAN’S PHIL PRAZAN EXPLAINS HOW ABBOTT WANTS TO BUILD UP INFORMATION FOR WHEN THE STATE COULD STEP IN NOVEMBER 1ST. SUNDAY NIGHT, GOVERNOR ABBOTT URGED PEOPLE TO POST “PUBLIC SAFETY THREATS AND PICTURES SHOWING UNSAFE CONDITIONS” – INCLUDING THE DATE AND TIME. ABBOTT TWEETED AND HIS OFFICE CONFIRMS THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED WHEN STATE AGENCIES MOVE INTO AUSTIN.A SCAN THROUGH THE RESPONSES MONDAY SHOW MIXED RESULTS…MANY OPINIONS…ABOUT 2/3RDS ARE PICTURES OF HOMELESS CAMPS, SLEEPING OUTSIDE AND PANHANDLING – NOW LEGAL…THEN ABOUT 1/3 ARE PICTURES OF HOMELESS PEOPLE GOING TO THE BATHROOM IN PLAIN VIEW.BUT DO THESE PUBLIC WATCHDOGS HELP THE CITY?THE AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS OFFICERS DO RESPOND TO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS… BUT THEY PREFER THE OLD FASHIONED WAY… CALLING 9-1-1.ADVOCATES SUPPORTING AUSTIN’S POLICY VIEW THIS AS CAMPAIGN WORK – STATE REPUBLICANS CAMPAIGNING AGAINST CITY DEMOCRATS. CHRIS HARRIS, HOMES NOT HANDCUFFS COALITION – 15:08:47 – THIS IS NOW THE APPROACH THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE FOR 2020 TO TRY AND SCARE PEOPLE. THIS TIME AROUND IT’S THE ISSUE OF HOMELESSNESS. 54CHRIS HARRIS FROM THE HOMES NOT HANDCUFFS COALITION NOTICED THE THREAT OF INTERVENTION FROM ABBOTT HAS NOT COME WITH FUNDING TO HOUSE PEOPLE. CHRIS HARRIS, HOMES NOT HANDCUFFS COALITION – 15:12:02 – I THINK EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE PEOPLE HOUSED AND NOT HAVING TO LIVE OUTSIDE. SO WE SHARE THAT CONCERN. 15:12:07 PHIL PRAZAN, @PHILPRAZAN – 15:29:16- THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING WITH HOMELESSNESS ON THE AGENDA IS OCTOBER 17TH. THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE THE VOTES AT THIS POINT TO REVERSE THE CURRENT CITY OF AUSTIN POLICY. AND THEN THERE’S THAT NOVEMBER 1ST DEADLINE FROM GOVERNOR ABBOTT AND POSSIBLE STATE ACTION. AT CITY HALL. PHIL PRAZAN. KXAN NEWS. 15:29:33ROBERT:SO WHAT COULD ALSO BE TAKEN UP ON THE OCTOBER 17TH CITY COUNCIL MEETING?HARRIS SAYS CITY STAFF COULD PROVIDE MORE PUBLIC BATHROOMS FOR PEOPLE – OR MORE COORDINATION ON TRASH PICKUP

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  1. Allen Vestal says:

    Why don't you already have an app for that? You are going to need one. Contact the creators of the California apps and get a bid.

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