Daily Archives: 02/26/2013

Marriott Audit

(Community Matters) This is complete BS. Councilmembers should not roll over on this audit. Time for councilmembers to decide whether they work for citizens of Austin or lobbyists. Are we really worried they’ll abandon the project in the middle of construction or is that quote just rehearsing? AAS Story

I’ve removed  Facbook comments bashing individual lobbyists. Hey, that’s what they do, promote the interests of clients who pay them. It’s not lobbyists we as citizens, elect & pay.

Republicans in Support of Marriage Equality

(Community Matters) Seventy five have signed the amicus brief to the Supreme Court. Kudos and thanks to my friend, Ken Mehlman

The list of signers includes a string of Republican officials and influential thinkers — 75 as of Monday evening — who are not ordinarily associated with gay rights advocacy, including some who are speaking out for the first time and others who have changed their previous positions.

“We are trying to say to the court that we are judicial and political conservatives, and it is consistent with our values and philosophy for you to overturn Proposition 8,” said Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, who came out as gay several years ago.