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Nonprofit? PAC? Discussion of Save Austin Now’s status postponed

Friday, February 12, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

An allegation that nonprofit Save Austin Now stepped into PAC territory while gathering signatures to reinstate the homeless camping ban lacks evidence – for now. An evidentiary hearing at Wednesday’s Ethics Review Commission meeting was postponed when the nonprofit’s counsel could not attend. The commissioners will now hear evidence for and against the allegation on March 10, pushing a final hearing to April at the earliest. The complaint, brought by political consultant Mark Littlefield, received a preliminary hearing last month, but the affair was light on evidence. “You know it when you see it,” Littlefield said. Save Austin Now denies wrongdoing. If more evidence is coming, we’ll hear about it in March.

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