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Bunch and Levinski have very different takes on efficiency audit

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Jack Craver

On Tuesday, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to review an emergency motion filed by attorney Bill Aleshire that seeks to change the wording of a ballot initiative that voters will decide on in November. If approved, the initiative would require city government to submit to an “efficiency study” by an outside consultant. While the two groups that led the petition drive for the initiative were run by conservatives, the effort was also embraced by a number of prominent liberal activists who also played key roles in opposing CodeNEXT, such as attorney Fred Lewis and Save Our Springs Alliance Executive Director Bill Bunch. However, Bobby Levinski, a candidate for City Council District 8 and an attorney for Save Our Springs who worked closely with Bunch and Lewis to put CodeNEXT on the ballot, released a statement on Tuesday denouncing the efficiency study as “nothing more than a fishing expedition linked to radical Austin-bashing organizations.” In an email to the Austin Monitor, he said that he and his boss agreed to disagree on the issue. “Even the closest of friends won’t agree 100% of the time,” he added. While he still works for Save Our Springs, Levinski said he plans to step away soon to focus on his campaign.

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