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What do you think of that border wall?
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
In February, City Council passed a resolution opposing construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. That resolution asked the city manager to investigate the impact of such a wall on Austin, look at what other cities had done in terms of financial policies to oppose the wall and “develop a policy requiring every entity that seeks to do business with the City of Austin to disclose itself, any parent company and subsidiaries, any bids submitted or contract awarded, related to the design, construction, or financing of the proposed border wall, with consideration to legally permissible options and all relevant operational impact to City departments.” Now, on the way to making policies official, the city is looking for feedback and has scheduled two public input sessions. Those sessions will take place at 721 Barton Springs Road on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 9:30 a.m. and Monday, Nov. 26, at 2:30 p.m. Interested Austinites can also fill out an online survey on the subject, which is located here.
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