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Old 12-31-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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amazing how much this “new” poster knows about the long term posters on this site.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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This right here is the million dollar question. It would have to be a statewide program, and that’s where the federalist/county system in TX begins to break down. Suburban cities will absolutely have to pay into it. That’ll be their price for their “clean” streets. As it stands, all they do is kick the can down the road and peer down their nose.
I wouldn’t mind paying into such a program as long as the big cities implement it.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:45 PM
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Location: Austin, TX
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So many conservative suburbanites clog up the city streets with their oversized gas-guzzling trucks (tons of obnoxious 'blue lives matter' stickers, skull decals, don't tread on me plates, militant right-wing virtue-signaling crap), yet don't contribute to the tax base/refuse to help solve the metro areas' traffic problems.

They complain about traffic on their long commutes, constantly put the city down, and bash "liberal Austin" yet won't do anything to help solve the problem they largely create by commuting into the city they claim to hate so much.

Liberal Austinites have played nice for too long and have had enough of being pushed around by right-wingers (including politicians like Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz) in this state constantly trying to tear the city down, screwing the city out of state funding for traffic improvements, etc. Austin is a highly educated city and booming with liberal technological innovation, burgeoning arts scene, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. It contributes a massive amount to this state's economy and we help subsidize dying conservative rural areas with our property taxes. Without the liberal cities, this state would be another Mississippi or Alabama.

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Old 12-31-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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I wouldn’t mind paying into such a program as long as the big cities implement it.
That would have to be where they’d be “based”. You need access to transportation infrastructure, simple jobs to build basic skills (speaking toward the chronic addicts and hardcore homeless).

A program I was a part of in TN did a great job of using residents to run the various programs and teach skills. Everything from housekeeping to kitchen and culinary, to basic retail and front desk type duties. We even had a security firm come in and train folks for guard work.

There was a zero-tolerance policy on drugs and violence. Everyone had to contribute by their 2-3rd month.

We had 240 beds and a 500 person wait list. Averaged 100 placements (meaning they were clean 90 days and got a job) per month.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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which has grown 10X in value since you bought it, and you continue to milk it for rent instead of living in it.

btw, how many homeless people are walking around your neighborhood in Jarrell? Must be a nuisance.

Can't believe I'm feeding the energy creature.



No, not 10 times, but considerably since we purchased it and lived in it and raised kids in it, and the converted it to a rental after we moved to the ranch (can't have horses on a lot that size and that hilly in the middle of Austin).

Not much of anybody walking around our neighborhood, given it's a county road. But there were plenty of homeless when we did live in Austin, and while my husband had his business in Austin before retiring, and while I continue to work in Austin. And I actually did what I could about it besides complaining and blaming it on everyone else and making it everyone else's responsibility, imagine that.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Amazing how much this “new” poster knows about the long term posters on this site.

Yep, there's a couple of those that have popped up recently and seem to have not only a lot of knowledge about the long-term posters but also an attitude that one would think would need some time to develop. Funny about that.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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That would have to be where they’d be “based”. You need access to transportation infrastructure, simple jobs to build basic skills (speaking toward the chronic addicts and hardcore homeless).

A program I was a part of in TN did a great job of using residents to run the various programs and teach skills. Everything from housekeeping to kitchen and culinary, to basic retail and front desk type duties. We even had a security firm come in and train folks for guard work.

There was a zero-tolerance policy on drugs and violence. Everyone had to contribute by their 2-3rd month.

We had 240 beds and a 500 person wait list. Averaged 100 placements (meaning they were clean 90 days and got a job) per month.
That is a good plan.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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So many conservative suburbanites clog up the city streets with their oversized gas-guzzling trucks (tons of obnoxious 'blue lives matter' stickers, skull decals, don't tread on me plates, militant right-wing virtue-signaling crap), yet don't contribute to the tax base/refuse to help solve the metro areas' traffic problems.

They complain about traffic on their long commutes, constantly put the city down, and bash "liberal Austin" yet won't do anything to help solve the problem they largely create by commuting into the city they claim to hate so much.

Liberal Austinites have played nice for too long and have had enough of being pushed around by right-wingers (including politicians like Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz) in this state constantly trying to tear the city down, screwing the city out of state funding for traffic improvements, etc. Austin is a highly educated city and booming with liberal technological innovation, burgeoning arts scene, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. It contributes a massive amount to this state's economy and we help subsidize dying conservative rural areas with our property taxes. Without the liberal cities, this state would be another Mississippi or Alabama.
Those evil deplorables didn’t force themselves out of town and invite all the egghead millennial hipsters to replace them.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Those evil deplorables didn’t force themselves out of town and invite all the egghead millennial hipsters to replace them.

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Old 12-31-2018, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Houston
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This seems like a no-brainer. If people can't afford Austin, what's to keep them from living in a place they CAN afford, and where social services CAN be provided cost-effectively?

This is a business apprach to solving a problem, much like we create manufactured goods in cheaper locations.

some ideal locations:

Manor
Marble Falls
Kyle
Liberty Hill
Taylor
Lockhart
Jarrell


The cost of living is lower, and it woudl cost less for other services to be provided.

3X as many people could be fed and housed for the same price as what we are providing within the city limits of Austin.
Homeless have the right to live in Austin proper too. It’s not just for rich Californians.
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