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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano
On Thursday, Austin City Council did away with a number of ordinances that had the effect of criminalizing homelessness in the city. Though the crowd at the Council meeting was largely in support of that move, people remained divided on social media yesterday, with Gov. Greg Abbott leading the charge against the new status quo and several Council members reaffirming their commitment to the change.
.@GregAbbott_TX You are the Governor of Texas. Our state ranks near bottom on mental health access/spending, investments in public safety nets, and healthcare. You had 6 months to address the very real suffering of millions of Texans just trying to make ends meet. You did not. pic.twitter.com/yMtnjUNyRI
— Gregorio Casar (@GregCasar) June 24, 2019
I love when our Governor tweets opposition to a policy I supported. Just validates that I was on the right side. ✊🏽
— DeliaGarzaD2 (@DGarzaforD2) June 24, 2019
Austin’s plan to address homelessness focuses on public safety and public health but innovates to succeed where other cities are failing. Could be a national model and the State could be a constructive, proud partner. https://t.co/abhXHT4rpp https://t.co/7yq0WcnSif
— Mayor Adler (@MayorAdler) June 24, 2019
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