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Old 01-04-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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Families in Travis County don';t want that crap either, Anthny. it's not a question of finding work, either. plenty of fast food restaurants and entry level jobs out in Cedar Park.
Maybe they should vote differently in Travis county if they like change.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:57 AM
 
Location: North Austin
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Maybe they should vote differently in Travis county if they like change.
I do. I vote straight ticket GOP. and "no" on 80% of the bond measures
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:44 PM
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I do. I vote straight ticket GOP. and "no" on 80% of the bond measures
Then you’re part of the problem.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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I do. I vote straight ticket GOP. and "no" on 80% of the bond measures
Sure, majority just loves to have homeless people in Austin. Maybe you should move to area meeting your needs.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:59 PM
 
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Back on Topic: what can the suburbs do to help solve the homeless problem?
No offense, but I think it would be best if you contacted your elected leaders...I don't think a bunch of armchair SJW preaching is going to accomplish anything, besides getting a bunch of forum members huffing and puffing (figuratively), or it just becoming a forum shouting match.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:18 PM
 
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I do. I vote straight ticket GOP. and "no" on 80% of the bond measures
I got a better idea for you. Everyone pools in with their neighbors and buy a bum a one way bus ticket to San Francisco. The brilliant people out there give money to the homeless and have great weather. Win win for everyone.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I'm usually the last one in the world to complain about panhandlers and those who choose, or volunteer to be homeless, but at the same time, but that mess I saw on the southbound side of Manchaca Road under the Ben White Freeway is the worst mess I've seen anywhere in Austin. It's not tents and sleeping bags. It looks like somebody came along and emptied 4 or 5 garbage bags along the area betweem the sidewalk and the top of the ramp under the freeway. That's unexcuseable, even for the panhandlers who live - or at least spend a good part of their day underneath that overpass. That has to be a one off. I've never seen it look anything near that bad.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: North Austin
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I'm usually the last one in the world to complain about panhandlers and those who choose, or volunteer to be homeless, but at the same time, but that mess I saw on the southbound side of Manchaca Road under the Ben White Freeway is the worst mess I've seen anywhere in Austin. It's not tents and sleeping bags. It looks like somebody came along and emptied 4 or 5 garbage bags along the area betweem the sidewalk and the top of the ramp under the freeway. That's unexcuseable, even for the panhandlers who live - or at least spend a good part of their day underneath that overpass. That has to be a one off. I've never seen it look anything near that bad.

Take the U-turn under Ben White at Packsaddle pass to see it up close. It looks like mini-SF. Disgusting.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:09 PM
 
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The fact that the Travis count allows people to camp out under the highways is pathetic. It’s making huge parts of Austin completely undesirable and unsanitary. Roll down the windows and it smells like ****/crap. Garbage all over landscaping and the side of the roads. Used mattresses and stolen carts all over the place. Hanging outside the gas stations laying all around the entrance begging- buying beer. I’ve seen the same people at a north Austin location during the day going into a Walgreens to buy beer every time.. when I go by there early in the am their nowhere to be found. Then I saw a van pick a group up one evening.
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Old Yesterday, 06:28 PM
 
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The fact that the Travis count allows people to camp out under the highways is pathetic. It’s making huge parts of Austin completely undesirable and unsanitary. Roll down the windows and it smells like ****/crap. Garbage all over landscaping and the side of the roads. Used mattresses and stolen carts all over the place. Hanging outside the gas stations laying all around the entrance begging- buying beer. I’ve seen the same people at a north Austin location during the day going into a Walgreens to buy beer every time.. when I go by there early in the am their nowhere to be found. Then I saw a van pick a group up one evening.
For the last time, those encampments under the highways are not an Austin issue. They are a state of Texas issue. TXDOT cleans them up on a regular monthly basis. If you think it should be done more frequently, then contact your legislator -- or stay in your budget suburb since you don't even live in Austin.
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