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AURA endorses Council candidates

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Joining the legions of groups endorsing in the upcoming city election Monday, AURA made its picks known. The group describes itself as a “a grass roots urbanist organization focused on building an Austin for everyone by improving land use and transportation through policy analysis, public involvement, and political engagement.” Given their recent participation in local politics, it should come as no surprise that they are urging a vote against the city’s ballot proposition for rail and roads. The group also announced endorsements for most of the City Council races Monday. AURA members endorsed Mike Martinez in the mayoral race, but noted there was “substantial support” for Sheryl Cole among their members. They also endorsed Delia Garza (District 2), Jose Valera (District 3), Greg Casar (District 4), Jimmy Flannigan (District 6), Jeb Boyt (District 7) and Chris Riley (District 9).

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