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Old 12-31-2018, 11:21 AM
 
Location: North Austin
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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.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:29 AM
 
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1. No transportation infrastructure. While Austin is far from ideal, it at least has some way for those without a car to get to a job.

2. No employment centers. The goal should be to rehab and employ. Can’t do that in the far flung areas.

Again. Approaching the issue will take a statewide approach that deals with all aspects. What you’re advocating is simply just kicking the can down the road.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: North Austin
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What you’re advocating is simply just kicking the can down the road.
correction, kicking it BACK UP the road (where it came from).

A lot of these people (transients) don't have or want jobs. Employment centers, and transportation infrastructure means nothing to them. They will perpetually be needing free services. Those services can be provided much cheaper in the suburbs than they can in Austin.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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correction, kicking it BACK UP the road (where it came from).
Thatís not a solution.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: North Austin
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That’s not a solution.
Providing the same services at 1/3 the cost IS the solution.

The problem is that the suburbs don't want poor(er) people around them because a lot of surrounding community is working class trying to make ends meet. and don't want homeless nearby.

I think that sending the transients to Austin is a form of retribution. They are resentful about being priced out with lengthy commutes, and are more than willing to send their problems our way.

When I'm in traffic, the biggest ***holes are the ones with the bumper stickers from schools that are far out (like Georgetown or Liberty Hill). They seems pissed, and are the ones that usually cut off people, or don't yield to others. The resentment is palpable.

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Old 12-31-2018, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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1. No transportation infrastructure. While Austin is far from ideal, it at least has some way for those without a car to get to a job.

2. No employment centers. The goal should be to rehab and employ. Canít do that in the far flung areas.

Again. Approaching the issue will take a statewide approach that deals with all aspects. What youíre advocating is simply just kicking the can down the road.

This. But that takes thought and work instead of knee jerking, which seems to be scissor-chavez's modus operandi.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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This. But that takes thought and work instead of knee jerking, which seems to be scissor-chavez's modus operandi.
Sadly. Itís unfortunately the opinion of a lot of people. They donít want to deal with the problem, think theyíre exempt and just blame others.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: North Austin
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How about we charge tolls to the suburbanites driving into Austin for work, and use that money to fund homeless initiatives?

The homeless shelters will be yuge, and we will make the suburbs will pay for them.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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How about we charge tolls to the suburbanites driving into Austin for work, and use that money to fund homeless initiatives?

The homeless shelters will be yuge, and the suburbs will pay for them.
Uh. Yeah. Iíll ask again. How many documentable hours do you have doing something about the actual core issue?

Also. Iíve got 4 properties within the CoA - trust me, thereís no moral
High road and Iím paying far more than you.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Uh. Yeah. Iíll ask again. How many documentable hours do you have doing something about the actual core issue?

Also. Iíve got 4 properties within the CoA - trust me, thereís no moral
High road and Iím paying far more than you.

And I still own a house five minutes from downtown, in Barton Hills.
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