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SOS urges voters to reject Prop A
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Jo Clifton
The board of directors of the Save Our Springs Alliance has announced its unanimous vote to oppose Proposition A on the Nov. 2 ballot. SOS joins a number of other environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, Austin Parks Foundation, and The Trail Foundation in rejecting the additional funding for police officers mandated by Prop A. According to a statement from the SOS board, “Committing funding to expanding the police force will only further reduce funding available for parks, watershed protection and a range of other public services supported by the city’s general fund. Our parks and environmental protection efforts are drastically underfunded: Prop A would make things much worse.” Early voting on all the propositions starts today.
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