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01:57 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Former Texas GOP chair Alan West 25%. He didn't hold that position very long and from Republicans I talk about talk to at the Capitol. They're not 100% on board behind him, either. Yeah, I don't actually. I mean, I've seen that, too, And I don't know the controversy about that all too Well, I think it's something about, you know, not spending the money very wisely. And you know, being sort of a firebrand and all the wrong ways, But I'd have to look into him a little bit more to understand that I saw a tweet. I think it was from Matt Mackowiak. Who's you know, kind of, you know, an activist in this front. A consultant if you will, and one of his tweets said that Allen West may have lacked in the organization Skill department. Yeah, maybe so I would take Matt Mackowiak export on that for sure. And since we're talking about him, I want to encourage everybody to go to say Boston, now pac dot org dot com. I'm not sure I don't have it in front of me and sign that petition to reinstate our police force where it needs to be in yesterday, Speaking of our police force, We only got about a minute here or so, uh, Brad, but, uh, just curious. What do you think about the district attorney dropping the charges on that 17 year old in that 15 year old and that gang involved shooting? Yeah, So it's a bizarre situation all around, that's for sure. You know that they should not have had guns and you think that they would at least be able to charge them for illegally possessing a firearm. You know, I talked to a witness that was there and he said that it seemed like there was multiple guns being fired. But I talked to a police contact of mine. And so I mean, just from an administrative point of view, it could make sense to slow things down. You know the statute of limitations for aggravated assault and federally felony deadly conduct. Is three years and if there was murder involved, there's no statute of limitations. So the Via Garza is just trying to slowly build a case. Maybe that makes sense, but somehow doubt that's the case. But, you know, I'm going to be a little patient with it. Yeah, I got you. Hey, Brad. Tell folks how they can find you. Would love it if he followed me on Twitter at Brad Swail, b r A D S W A I l Hey,.

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

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06:05 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"And John Show where we're number one in calling out their number two got something to say. Join the conversation at 51283605 90. Now here are Todd and done. So while cities and counties are limited by state law to the 3.5% revenue increase in school district's air Captain 2.5% increase in your taxes unless there's a disaster that's been declared. And that's kind of what we're dealing with. Right here in Austin, Texas, the appraisal district is planning of massive spending increase. Yeah, they Ost O'Neill reports the agency's 2021 budgets was the same as it is in 2020. The budgets of $20 million. But the proposed 2022 budget unveiled yesterday by the budget work session weight in just a hair under that 25 million. Yeah, the Travis County Appraisal District board advice staff to do what it could. You either reduce or delay the increased spending as much as possible before coming back to its June 8th meeting. This is on the county level. Now the city of Boston. They are going to take advantage of that loophole. They begin their budget process next week. As a matter of fact, And as you know, state law requires the city Council if they want to raise your property taxes, Maura than 3.5%, Then they have to go to you. The voter. Thank you. Thank you, State of Texas for him giving some power back to the taxpayer murder And we would say no. Unless we're in the midst of a disaster declaration the way we are right now, with pandemics and things like that. You're welcome. So the Austin City Council has found a loophole in the word is on the streets and Among those at City Hall that they're gonna look at raising about, mate. Maybe 9% dying it that that's that's really Yeah, you know, damn right. They're going to use that loophole to its full full effect because there is no doubt if given the chance to vote. On it on raising property taxes and raising any taxes. Austin would say no, thank you. Why would we way say anything? Well, let me tell. Hang on a second. Hang on a second. Now. Austin Voters overwhelmingly said yes. To the 25% property tax increase on city taxes. We said no project Connect way. Say no to the yes to the strangest things. Don't you say no to audits to keep the city accountable. You say yes to increasing your taxes? Yes, too. Tonto. You know, trains and planes and automobiles. So, yeah, So there you go. Yeah. Jump in here at 51283605. Who the hell knows now? Earlier this morning, we had a conversation with Matt Mackowiak from Save Boston now, And as you know, they have a new mission. They're trying to get another measure on the ballot, possibly in November. They got 50 days to get at least 20,000 verifiable signatures to get the issue on the ballot in November for you to consider voters of Ah, well, bringing back and beefing up the You know the number of police officers. We have a PD, but also reinstating of bringing back the funding that was pulled away by the City Council. Is that something you'd vote? Yes. On I guess it all depends on how the city Council words the ballot, right? I was going to say, Of course I would vote. Yes, but it would depend on what What is? Yes, meaning that depends on the wording. So given you know, the common sense answer would be. Yes, yes, but but With the wording that's in my mind. Yeah, I'm looking forward to it because I have a feeling that say Boston. Now they will be able to get enough signatures. Listen, this is we're talking about prop be a massively important issue. And then this one, whatever prop that ends up being eyes again, incredibly crucial to the future of Boston for so many reasons because Again look at the horrible advertising that we've had. Unfortunately for Austin, that big piece on Fox regarding our homeless situation than the interview this morning with Mackenzie Kelly about her being accosted by a homeless person. We haven't been getting some good press lately. So if we also get the safety aspect of the safety or lack of safety Reputation, which maybe we already have the city's in trouble. We're in big trouble. Yeah, yeah, with fur for tourism for convention business for people leaving and you know our education. Lack of funding there that were rules will result from that. You name it. We'll let me let's still the question out there Because this is the basic question that say Boston now was trying to get on the ballot. Do we need more police officers? And do you want to restore the funding that was taken away about a year ago by this Austin City Council? 51283605 90. Do you want more police funding? And do you want more police officers on the streets? I want not only all the personnel that they need, but I want all the resource is that they need available to them when they say they need it, because if they say they need it, they know what they're talking about. I have to just come on now. I'm not. I'm not overwhelmingly in that direction about you mean there's some. There's nothing wrong with debating the issues and things like that. Yeah, within reason talking about. Hey, we think we need a tank. Yeah. Yeah, Yeah, I got you on that, but But, you know, within reason, Yeah, within reason for whatever it takes. If you would like to sign that petition save Austin, now dot com is the website. You could print it out and mail it back in or even submitted online if you want, but you gotta print it out and inside it yourself. You could even mail it in. You could mail that ballot in if you want to jump in here at 512836059, and that'll go well and on the road, Richard Good morning. Good morning, guys. That worry you great. What's going on? Hey, man, let somebody be real quick. I run a 2013 Chevrolet Volt love it. All right. One of the best cars I've ever had. Single man. Remember it. Gasoline and electric cost roughly 3 to $5. Now, do you think? Come on. 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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Show that he was not going to vote to repeal the homeless ordinance. What I'm gonna do that. He said. It would be a bad idea, but but the very next day he did. I mean, we've had mayors that have certainly you know, had less charisma We've had, which is hard to believe. But we have. We've had mayors that you know. Mayors always do things that are going to be unpopular. But I don't ever recall a mayor. That has literally ruined a city. Where, Yeah. Where you can point you were yet If there's any question you could just point to here and here and here, you know, Would you put him in the category of like a marrying Barry? I don't know if he's done cocaine and likes hookers. I didn't say that. I mean, I don't think so. You know, I'm just someone that runs the city kind of thing. Yeah, you know, sure, I mean, it's there's no question about it and as far as anything, any role that he's played in more business coming, Austin industry and and you know our economy. What role is he played in open rollers. All the only thing I've seen him do when it said when you when it comes to bringing great things to our cities when he went to those those horrible cities in California and brought back the same homeless techniques that they've been used to recall him saying, he said. I'm going to California or we're going to California to see what's not working with the homeless. Now what he did was took those things that weren't working and implemented them here in Austin. Yeah, That was the goal, I guess. Yeah, Let's see what strength things up. And let's do it here. Yeah, Yeah, It is a 24. You could jump in at 51283605 90. If you've got a problem with this Austin City Council, and I know a lot of you do. When I was watching that press conference yesterday with Save Austin now in the new petition that they're supporting, to bring back police funding, bring back staffing levels, more training and things like that. They also want to require City Council members to at least participate in the Citizens Academy or at least a ride along with officers at some point But they're now circulating a new petition to put this issue on the ballot, possibly in November. Got 50 days, And if you go to save Austin now you could print out the form to sign the male back in To get. They need 20,000 signatures to get this issue this new ordinance on the ballot in November to bring those things back to the Austin Police Department. Let's go that zbig deal That's gonna be a real gauge of how this city feels about Austin police Sure, will this this right now is throwing it back in the voters face. Okay, voters. You elected the city council that has been de funding and destroying this police department Now, do you want to restore it? Do you support the City Council members that you put in office? But when I saw that press conference yesterday, I saw the making of Ah, really Good City Council. You saw a couple of people from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, including Ellen Trucks, Claire who's told us on the show. She's got no intentions of running again. Come on, Ellen, but you had Justine Berry from the Austin Police Association. He's dabbled in politics a little bit, and I think he will continue on the state level yet can cast today You had Matt Mackowiak, Cleo Patricia as well from, say, Boston. Oh, yeah. Yeah, it looked Like a very represented ble City Council. Absolutely absolutely does. Do all these folks live in Austin, though you gotta live in Austin. I think most I think they do, actually, just a very live in Austin. I think he does. Absolutely. Yeah, well, yeah, that was that was quite a dream team for for what needs to happen. That's for sure. Listen, we see they're on hold Steve and the others there. We'll get to you shortly. We gotta take a break. Stay with us. You could jump in at 51283605 90 Todd and Guns University..

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

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08:09 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"That he didn't do this when the peer reviewed Journal has a byline that, says the author, This Batwoman this scientists from the War on institute that she acknowledges that the money came from Dr Fauci and his institute. Dr Paul there. He is accused the NIH of funding the Chinese Institute's work on gain of function research, which works on making pathogens more deadly. And more easily transmissible. Dr. Fauci says that Paul is completely incorrect and that the NIH has never funded that research in the Wuhan Institutes. I don't think we know for sure, but yes, it could have gotten out and there are a lot of people arguing that there's several different unusual aspects to the virus that make it look like it came from a lab and not from nature, Dr Paul accusing the pH of funding the Chinese institutes working the documentation is very clear on this front wherever this virus came from, whether it was a bad soup in that. That markets or it came from this Wuhan lab in an accident or whatever, intentional or accidental. I think we need to find out exactly how this happened. No question. No question. We have to target the source. I mean, is close to the source is weakened yet. I mean, how can you prevent this from happening again? If you don't know this happened at all. That's right. That's exactly right. Listen, we got to nail it. It is 9 17 joining us on the live news line from Save Austin now Cleo. Patrice IQ is with us clear. Thank you so much for joining us on the tide of done. Shall we really do appreciate you? You've heard some of the conversations that have been going on over the past day about the possibility of using Some park space for homeless encampments, and we just want to get your thoughts on all of that. What do you think? Yeah, that's unacceptable. That is not what the citizens of Austin voted for. We know that the city can access campgrounds that are away from Children and families. Right now. Children have not been able to access Park trails for the last two years. Um, the least of what that can do for the citizens of Austin is provided safe and healthy, feeding for all not just community but also the homeless. No one is Is able to function in the way in this chaos and lawlessness has been allowed and sanctioned by the city. For the last two years. We just had a story from a woman that called and she was assaulted in a park is part of a group of people and Is a horrible story, and they're countless stories. And basically, if the city does move forward to Spencer, Kronk and this mayor moves forward with picking parks for homeless encampments, all of a sudden those those parks become off limits to everybody else. Pretty much and how I don't even not a legal When you know we paid taxes to be able to access city Seaview amenity. That's a part of the partnership you have is On a zoo as a resident as a tax paying citizen. We should have access to that, and I don't see how that's not a lawsuit waiting to happen. Um not not only that, but you know the state Did this with rapid turnaround two years ago. You know if they were quick to find an area that was owned by the state in an industrial area, so it wasn't impact. You haven't heard any backlash of a community surrounding the current and captain. That is driving it was it was a slow start. But now it's you know, there's folks their security. There's there, showers or services that come to them. They elect their own people that have leadership positions within the homeless community there. It's basically a little community and that's what you want. You know your rights and what the state was able to set up Camp Esperanza. It felt like overnight in a matter of days, and it's it's turned out to be a pretty good success. Not ideal, Not ideal, but but much better than what we're currently doing. I'm just curious, Cleo. What is the endgame? What is this City council really trying to do on this front? What do they What is their goal? Because everything they've done so far just seems bizarre and out of tune with the will of the voters. Absolutely, And what they should be working on is restoring the safe of Austen's entire often populations. No one can. I think the votes consistently besides the election Has pulling back from it from different broadcasts have shown 80% of Austin is not on board with how the city of Boston has handled the homeless homeless issue. They create a crisis. And it caused an increase of homeless and so many other a problems that way didn't have two years ago, just city, the city degraded and two years Quickly. You know, it'd be different if we were in l A or something else that is taking many years and someone probably moved and just accepted that this is the way to the status quo. This is how it is. But this isn't how it was two years ago. It will have to take for us to educate, Continue to educate, save often now. You know, Elections. They're coming, 2022. We have some ideas of ballot measures that we're working on, and we're going to release him and also finding candidates that will challenge The status quo, which is currently you know, on the Democrat, it's far left and the majority of Austin Our families are people who have several jobs to afford to live here who are who are raising families who just want to say city that shouldn't be too hard to provide that those are just some of the common things that we have on both sides of the political spectrum that we embrace safe streets, good schools. Jobs. Things like that. You know, common sense, You know, kind of, you know measures. Hey, Cleo. Thank you. Do you think there could be a lawsuit? Do you think there will be a lawsuit? So I mean, say, Boston Now, maybe maybe the business community you think this could be in court soon? You know I can't talk about that. But you know, Matt, if you know him, he's not predict. You know, He knows this game this situation and I'm really impressed with him. He's really professional and thinking 10 steps ahead. So I promise you this isn't the end. Uh, we need everyone to stay plugged in to save Austin now. We've got to this point with the liberal city to be able to take on our own city council. So you know, stay too. And This isn't over. Yeah, I got you. Clear. Thank you so much for joining us on the show. Uh, have a great day out there be safely and stay in contact with us. That's clear. Patrice, a Democrat known Democrats absolutely partnering with Matt Mackowiak to Republican Democrat with common sense They created save Austin now, so there we go. Uh, you know, just so far. This doesn't look like it's gonna go. Well, does it Martin in Southwest Austin? Good morning. Good morning, So the City Council is going to end up with the legacy of the needle. If you put him in parks, you put homeless and parks. Of needles when they saw they get lost. I don't think they're magnetic. I don't think you can go through and find him like a land mine or something in their areas all across the world where you can't go because they have not been de land of mind. It's bad enough walking in a park where with your kids where people walk their dogs and don't clean up after the dogs, you know that gets real messy. Can you imagine? And needle If you find one needle, get one report of a needle in a park. Then no one's going to go there anymore. Not taking your kids. They're number one number two. Remember that fire they had in that tunnel up on Cameron Road or winning three of whatever those needles end up in your waterways and your watersheds, and you walked away, so they're not staying in one area where you know we have that area's full of needles. They're going to spread, Austin and the City Council will be known as a place of needles. Listen, Listen,.

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06:19 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"He needs to understand that No more than California is Los Angeles. Texas is not Austin. It's true if he wants. If you want to consider moving to Texas. I really really encouraged him to look somewhere. Besides Austin. You know, I we live in basketball County, and I don't go to Austin anymore than I have absolutely have to best drop County has been booming, like crazy over the past couple of years. I mean, there's there's place I've lived at. Tremendous Yeah, in the last five years have just broken my heart. I've known forever that it was inevitable, right? But Yeah. And you just contributed to it. Didn't you encouraging people to come out? So come out to bastard. I hear you did Nisa. I totally get it. You're absolutely right. Austin is not Texas. I'm not sure what it is anymore. Let's see, Sparky. Hey, Sparky. Good morning, sparking morning gas. Hey, you know, you know that place out there where they have the rock rally. Yeah, Yeah. The Expo Center. Yes, that expose answer. Yes, sir. Things like that would be a really good place to camp out for the campers. Uh, they got the utilities that they're already a lot of people can't back there in the biker rally and also has been talking about rebuilding that place or building a new one. It's not Austin's authority. That's actually Travis County, Travis County. Owns and manages and operates that that would be something you did. Why would Travis County want to solve Austin's problem? Why would Travis County want to take over Austin's problem? All that is Travis County's problem is well, I mean, they're not right now. Doubt about it. All right now. No. Nobody going to Travis County Commissioners Court make demanding changes. But he is correct This forest location. I mean, even just with the vast, vast amount of parking That they have out there that could be utilized for per some kind of Ah, homeless camp that that would be a good location. Really? Yeah. Wow, I'll disagree with you on that one Come because the Travis County Expo Center is a crown jewels for the taxpayers of Travis County. And now you want to totally just hand it over to be a homeless encampment. It's a facility that has generated millions hundreds of millions of dollars over generations, and now you just want to give up on this great this great event center. And turn it into a an encampment. That didn't seem like a smart move with your investment. Well, no, you're You're right in that regard, but right now, I don't know what they're doing with it. And yeah, there is plans. Tohno Jit. But certainly the physical set up finding some kind of Ah, set up like that, that kind of space and there is a lot of space like that in Southeast Austin. Uh, in North East Austin, east of 1 30. There is a lot of city owned land out there. So that would be that is every time I think of some kind of homeless encampment. That is the area. That's that's what I envisioned. That's one vote for transforming the Travis County Expo Center into a homeless encampment. Now you gotta have to erase all the events. That are planned year after year at that place. I don't know how many events do they have year out? They have the rodeo and the rot rally those that that was the only two that come to mind Pops. Checking in. Yeah, pops checking in from community First village this morning. Hey, what's going on out there? Yes, sir. I always like to check in with you, Matt Mackowiak and set the groundwork for changing Austin back to like it used to be an American tin used to screw up. Why he doesn't give Alan and Tricia Graham that money for that motel out there. The community First Village. I just don't can't figure out well, that would be admitting you'd have to get the mayor to admit he doesn't know how to solve the crisis. He only knows how to inflame it. My head and all those resource is over to Alan Graham. That would be admitting defeat They have they have showed improved, Alan interest a gram that this place worked. Yes, about Utopia. There's a lot of problems out here and they work on the day today, but it's better than what we're seeing our town turn into, and I've lived here 73 years. It's breaking my heart pops. How long have you lived at community? First Village? Four years. You love it. I love it. Yeah. I mean, you know, there's a lot of problems. There's records. I told you once before, and I'm one of them sometimes, But this is a nice place and good people. Yeah, I saw Uh, I saw the documentary about it the other night. They had it. That was great, too. Yeah, for some have been Elvis. Sit down and watch the whole thing. And it blew me away. Yeah, that was that was such a good thing that down here Mm hmm. Yes, basis. But this place is is putting is the idea of Alan. Interesting have proved that is the idea. It's not just a roof over your head, but you got heat. You got electricity, food, all that stuff over and you have a community. You have. Ah, neighborhood? Yeah. That's important clinic. Not a nice thing. And you know, just all kinds of drug and alcohol Rehab things Medical Facility medical facility, their medical facility. It's Why the mayor came out here twice. He was out here not too long ago and just doesn't get it. Yeah, I got you. Pop state's understanding. I hear you man stayed in l A. Yeah, Well, yeah, Maybe. So maybe so. I appreciate you calling this morning, Pops. Thank you very much. Wow. Here we are. I mean, probably passed. And now now this is where the rubber meets the road. Hang on a second, Tim. Is on the tide of Don show. Hey, Tim. What's going on guys argument about where to put the homeless, Always southeast outs and always comes up, then that's why I live in Southeast Austin. And if the collar is going to call and have a bright idea, maybe it ought to be where they live right next to me. This is this is the problem. They gotta fight where you find that perfect place with that perfect balance. Gonna be tough man. Yeah, it's gonna be tough. It is 9 22. And you could jump in at 51283605 90.

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

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03:40 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Three times, Jeffries and on prior here on the tide of Don show Joe Biden acknowledge. His proposed boost in the federal minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour will not be included in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package here is prepared as president of states on a separate negotiation on minimum wage toe work my way up from it what it is now. Yeah, that's what you call backpedaling from a campaign. Promise your satellite. Yeah, The plan to raise the minimum wage was removed from the proposed legislation after Senator well after senators back the amendment from Senator Joni Ernst, two Republican from Io. Well, apparently, that's not going to occur because of the rules of the United States Senate. So you're saying the minimum wage won't be in. My guess is it will not be in there. But I do think that we should have a minimum wage stand by itself. $15 now and work your way up to the 15th doesn't have to be boom and all the economic show. If you do that the whole economy rice. I think everybody that voted for Joe Biden based on the boost of $15 an hour we're counting on it happening immediately. I think some people are waking up this morning feeling like they were tricked by Joe Biden. Oh, I'm sure they thought it was like magic. Yeah, This is what happens when you vote for Joe. And I'm sure it hurts greatly. And you might have to go out and try to make it happen yourself. And I'm sorry. I'm very sorry, John. Good morning On the tide of Don show do that. Your morning. Today is so good. Good. Got a question. I don't understand the minimum wage. Uh, what minimum wage The way I understand it is for a minimum job, like sweeping floors. Whatever you don't have any experience. Anyone who wants to increase Their productivity within a job should be paid more than minimum wage minimum wage is not to be made a living on now, like I'm on disability. And I If you take my $1189 Lunch and divide that by 160 years. Ah, work month. I only make $7 and some cents an hour. They're not talking anything about that with me, even below the poverty level, so I don't understand. That's interesting, John. Yeah, in a way, That's interesting. John. A boost in the minimum wage would push you further down the economic scale. Wow. Wow. Unfortunately, I was disabled have been disabled since 2000 and two But I'm if they claim poverty level of the such I'm so far down, and then that they don't care about it. Well, I wouldn't say that. We care about you, John. Well, I'm glad you called. I know y'all y'all of everyone in your collars and you're listening. I love everybody that's listening for sure. Except one. There's a couple out there, John. We don't care for, uh, one in particular. Thanks, man. I appreciate your call. That's an interesting point. I didn't think of right there. Hey, listen. Today, the Austin City Council's very busy agenda on we're gonna be talking about a variety of issues. And one of the most watched issues today will likely be the say Boston now camping petition. This was submitted recently to the city clerk and then certified more than 26,000 signatures. So today could be the day that they either vote to adopt the ordinances and bring back these camping bands or place it on the ballot for you to consider Come May Say Boston now co founder, Matt Mackowiak fully expects the City Council to opt for a public vote. So we have a tremendous opportunity the next 10 weeks to run a great campaign to bring it off sites, every neighborhood from every demographic from every ideological perspective to come together around the viewpoint that camping is not the answer..

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01:59 min | 1 year ago

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"Peaceful it Half day getting my people nominated and confirmed in the Senate. The president elect has also said he wants fast legislative action on another round of covert relief of plan He tends to put intends to put forward later this week. Lisa Thanks Jared Biden, speaking to reporters after receiving his second shot of the Fizer vaccine. Efforts to secure the inauguration continue to ramp up as many as 15,000 National Guard troops now authorized. Meantime, the FBI Issuing warnings about possible armed protests being planned in all 50 state capitals as well as the U. S Capitol. There've been protests and clashes at some state capitals already in Washington state. Two arrests reported a short time ago is the state Legislature was preparing to convene earlier in the U. S house, I hereby submit my resignation is searching and arms of the U. S. House of Representatives. It has been an honor to serve as Paul Irving stepped down and acting Sergeant at arms. Timothy Blodget was appointed and have sworn in. The Senate sergeant at Arms and Capitol Police chief also have resigned. America is listening to Pastis is ready. Okay, LBJ on John Cooley this news. The service of nerds in a flag pushes on once again to get Austin's homeless Camping ordinance rolled back, which would eliminate campaigning in most public places, including under bridges and overpasses. Matt Mackowiak is with Save Austin now, which is the nonprofit spearheading the effort. Trying to click 30,000 signed petitions by January, 18th and with nine days left I could tell you listeners were at 20,000 today. Last year, Mackowiak says Almost 25,000 signatures were submitted on an official petition. But the city said many were invalid since Williamson County has taken on a newly elected sheriff. The county's law enforcement apartment has seen just about 20. Deputies resign or be fired by Sheriff Mike Leeson. States of reports two deputies involved in the death of Javier Ambler are among those no longer with the department and what the Texas Legislature is new session beginning tomorrow..

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01:33 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"America is listening to Fox News. EJ. I'm John Cooley. This news, a service of lambs, Tire and auto. The Austin Fire Department says two women bought gasoline from Northwest Austin Gas Station, then drove to a camp Ah, homeless camp that is near 1 83 in Spicewood Springs and doused a tent and set it on fire. Firefighters saying no one was hurt in the ensuing blaze. But investigators are now on the lookout for those responsible and are asking for your help. You could find photos at news radio K L B J calm Travis County's Republican Party is celebrating a runoff election win on the Boston City Council. The local GOP president Matt Mackowiak says victory of Mackenzie Kelly over the incumbent Jimmy Flanagan, should send a message. When we plan again has been chair of the Public Safety Committee at the City Council. He has been basically the ringleader behind this defund the police rematch. To the police effort. This was a resounding defeat for that movement. Kodiak says the rest of Austin's City Council should be really looking at what they've been doing for the past two years, and what these runoff results mean about what residents want. In Austin's tourism and hospitality sector have been struggling mightily this year of the past decade. That sector has produced 59% of them and of employment growth in the city more than any other sector. But as the pandemic drones on one and four employees in Austin's hospitality industry is said to still be out of work. Kill BJ News Time is 403 now for looking Austin's on time traffic.

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"No mask. No Metro ni one. We have a few extras at Metro. We're doing our part to keep the D C. Area moving. Find out more. It will not have com slash doing our part. The Electoral College has spoken. So today, I want to congratulate President elect Joe Biden. The president elect is no stranger to the Senate. He's devoted himself to public service for many years. Yes, that's set of majority leader Mitch McConnell, urging his fellow Republicans not to challenge the electoral votes when Congress moves to certify the election for Joe Biden. McConnell for the first time called Joe Biden President elect's following the Electoral College, submitting his victory Monday that he says yesterday electors met and all 50 states. So as of this morning, our country has officially President elect and vice president. Bottom line is Mitch McConnell says it's time for for the GOP. To forget about Trump move on and move on and start focusing on the GOP platform is all Americans can take pride that our nation has a female vice president elect? For the very first time. So do you agree with Mitch McConnell jump in here at 51283605. We're talking to Matt Mackowiak earlier, and I kind of agreed with him That it's hard to is that every day goes by, it's harder and harder to see a true clear path to trump. Actually becoming the winner and show. I don't think it well, I'm glad that he hadn't fully conceded because I think still a lot of good is going to come out of this is for is trying to make a point, a very big point and proved that there was fraud and we cannot have fraud. Maybe what enough fraud. Tonto to turn turn the results over, but Broad that was exposed and should never ever happen again. We gotta learn a lot from this past Go round. I don't know, man. I don't know. They spent four years calling you a racist me a racist. They spent four years trying to impeach on a bunch of lies. So you'll you'll forgive me if I'm not ready to move on. I'm just not ready to make nice after spending four years calling an entire half of this country, deplorable, racist Nazis, evil doers. I'm just not ready to make nice with the entire other half of the country. It calls us a bunch of racist Nazis that air trying while they've been dismantling de funding, destroying, knocking down statues kneeling at the flag and trying to destroy this country, Please forgive me if I'm not ready to move on. Just yet. Senator Rand Paul says Senate committee will hold hearings this morning on reports of election fraud, They'll examine this new report that 1700 people voted twice in Georgia. So for now, none of those people are being charged. That is a true fact. 1700 people it's confirmed voted twice. George officials have been aware of these people voting twice going back to the primaries in June, when you think that all of this would be investigated and try to be fixed before the election, So if you have 1700 people that voted twice, you would think that maybe they need to be charged and maybe not allowed to vote in the next election, or at least one of their votes canceled out. You would think that people who voted illegally from commercial addresses would be perched on the rolls. You think that they would check the death file on purge those who had died to make sure that they don't vote. I mean, we're gonna hear testimony this morning from Nevada, where 1500 people were deceased and should not have voted 4000 people were illegal aliens..

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"That have helped usher in some new blood at Austin City Hall. Mackenzie Kelly is defeated incumbent Jimmy Flanagan in District six after running a campaign focused largely on public safety. District 10, the incumbent, Alison Alter has won a second term following a very tight runoff race with challenger Jennifer Verdict. Yeah, I don't think we're going to hear. I mean, I don't think that's the last we'll hear from her. Feeling she may be back. Joining us on the side of news line. Matt Mackowiak from the Travis County Republican Party mad Good morning to you. Give us your rob. Morning after assessment of these two races. Hey, good morning, guys and say, great to be on again. Yeah. Look, this was a resounding victory. Uh, tonight last night for people that are just satisfied with the direction the city of Boston. You know, in both cases you had, um, you know, candidates running That were fairly new to politics. I guess Mackenzie had run once before she was really knew back then Jennifer verdant, never run before. In both these cases. They were the challengers. They were the You know they had the uphill battle, but they had the issues on the side. Because it's pretty clear now Majority of this city does not want to continue with this homeless camping disaster, and they don't want to see the police budget cut by what the one third $150 million. Mackenzie's victory was pretty was really pretty decisive was ended up being around 54 46 Alison Alter barely survived 51 49 shit. All the advantages images of incumbency. She got a lot of help. She apparently one of very large number of mail ballot votes. She won more Alison Altar and in district 10 1 more male Bella votes than the other three candidates. One combined, something we need to look into to make sure there's that was entirely entirely, you know, Uh, you know, above board. This was a big window winning Mackenzie Kelly. Getting a reasonable pro taxpayer pro public safety advocate on the City Council was a big one. And I would assume that those are some of the first issue she wants to address, and I just wonder what kind of support she's going to get with the rest of the City Council because we've kind of heard of fruit grumblings that there are a couple of City Council members that do want to work with her. Yeah, I think that's right. And look, you know if you don't have one reasonable person on the council that will listen. That cares about public safety. That cares about taxpayers. Um All you're gonna do is you're going to see the council move in the other direction. So now we have someone who can provide transparency, Someone who can build coalitions, someone who can force votes on important issues. Someone that you know, advocates can go can go meet with and talk to and know that she'll listen. I know that she wants to be part of the solution. Looking the council if you can put three or four votes together, um, you can you can have an effect, and if you could put six votes together, you could win. So we know that this doesn't I don't want to overstate it. But this this is not mean that Austin is going to change starting, you know, January 1st, but we're gonna have one vote out of out of 11 on the council. But if we're ever going to get to a place where we have a majority on the council, where people Are pro public safety for taxpayer. You have to start somewhere on. This is a great place to start. Mackenzie's energetic, She's She's a working mom. She understands the community. She understands these issues. She understands a district she represents, and she built an incredible campaign with volunteers and enthusiasm. They knocked on thousands and thousands and thousands of doors this past six or nine months. She deserved this win. On. It's at the 0.1 last thing out. Jimmy Flanagan has been chair of the Public Safety Committee at the City Council. He has been basically the ringleader behind this defund. The police re imagine the police effort. This was a resounding defeat for that movement last night, absolutely resounding defeat, and every single person on the council needs to reassess what they've done for the last two years, and what the City Council run offs should tell them about the direction that voters want the city to go..

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

05:57 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Have cast ballots. America's listening to Fox News. LBJ News Time 902 Good morning on Mark Caesar. The Austin School District says it has no evidence of Corona virus spread in its schools. Students have been back on campus one month with a limited attendance capacity. Starting Monday, all students who want to return to campus conduce so Today is the final day of early voting. Polls close at seven Travis County will have voting Supercenters Open until nine tonight for Austin City Council members who voted to defund the Austin police are now asking the police how they plan to protect people. If they're our election protests, the council members released a letter to chief Brian Manly of the A P D. 44 degrees. Get Austin News on demand at news radio. K LBJ dot com. Welcome to the Todd and don show we're live, and we want you to join us at 51283605 90. Now here are Todd and done. Just got a text message in a tight 51283605 19, it reads just saw commercial that stated quote who you vote for his private after the election, it's public record. Sounds like voter intimidation a little bit, according to this text message from all one lister out. They're asking us to bring it up as a conversation. If you've seen these ads that say who you vote for his private after the election, it's public record. That sounds a little intimidated. I haven't seen the ad, but I've heard of, you know, I was aware of the fact and but they add. Yeah, that does sound like voter intimidation anywhere who you vote for now. That is true, though. Yeah, that is a true statements. But in a TV ad is a little scary. Yeah, yeah, that's Of course, it's intimidating for that jump in here for intended for that 512836059 tended to be intimidated. And we had Matt Mackowiak from the Travis County GOP on about an hour ago, talking about some of the election issues and voter turnout in the polls, and he's very confident Donald Trump is going to win Texas even though a lot of the left say it's purple about to turn blue. I don't see it. But we also had a conversation about some of the city Council races. It's real opportunity toe steer this city Council at least back towards the middle a little bit. It's far extreme left, but one of the other big issues on the ballot. Is this proper. That's going to be stuck with us for a lifetime if approved. You know if you have not cast your vote yet, and you're not familiar with what property is about you need to and because you're voting on something you're voting for or get something. That that is going to change your future in Austin, and it's not a good future. If you vote for property I have never, ever in my life seen a more destructive Ah, request for taxpayer money is this and this is I've never seen this amount for anything over $7 billion, and that's just a down payment. We were talking about. You can probably easily double that. By the time this this project connect would be finished, and it's money that will change world will do nothing. In any way, shape or form to make your life better in Austin. All it will do is make your life worse in Austin, because that is who you choose to continue to live here, because most likely for a lot of people. Not most likely, definitely, it will force a lot of people out of Austin. They will not Be up before to live here any more. Why is that Space Pacific Getting girls get attacks. Let's get into specifics. You're your taxes will go up 25% City property property taxes will go. That's above and beyond everything else, you're already paying it. For some some folks that is unmanageable. That is that It's completely unrealistic you talk about, you know the people that it's unmanageable and can't afford it. You we have to direct people's attention to the story out around rock where they're going going to do free meals because families can Afford meals for their kid right? Because they're living that tight to the bone. Those people will be gentrified out of their Austin neighborhood done and and there's no disagreement on that whatsoever. Even the City Council has included $300 million to move you to Maynor. So even the City Council admits black brown, poor people that are going to be facing 25% property tax increase. They will definitely be forced out of their historic neighborhoods gentrified out. There's no doubt in the city count. The City Council knows this. That's why they've included $300 million in this to move you right? Exactly, And then and then another part of that you another scenario is that you will have folks, for example, that have worked for for years and years to pay off their homes, for example. Finally done that. Yet. You're still faced with Hi Austin. Taxes to begin with. This will put a lot of folks over the edge were even though they have paid for property paid for home. That they might not in retirement might not be able to afford these taxes. We had a few candidates calling the show over the past week or so. We're not going to do this next week to close to election, But we'll do it today. Running in a district six. Jennifer Mush dollar is with us and wanted away in on this property. That's on the ballot. Jennifer. Good morning. Good morning. How are you guys? Great. Talk to us a little bit about properly. What do you think? Oh, I'm really concerned, right? I I was on a call the other night with the Boston Neighborhood Coalition and Commissioner Daugherty and I mean from corner to corner of Austin. Folks are saying no, This does not get people tto work. It does not do what it's intended the tax burden at this time during Cove, it is just, you know, it's insensitive and inhumane. Yeah, it's Ah 25% increase, and the mayor says, you know, that's just a few dollars..

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Welcome to the title Don show joining us on the celebrity hot line from the How the GOP of us Travis County of Matt Mackowiak is with us. Good morning, Matt. How are you? Good morning, guys. How you doing, Doing greats? Man? What do you make of this incredible voter turnout. We've heard today's the last day of early voting. How about this amazing early voting turnout here in Travis County? Gets really high. I mean, Texas is and I mean, excuse me. Travis County's unusual because we have think 97% of registered voters, which I don't know there's probably five counties in the country that have that. So it's a very engaged electorate here on DH, but yet turnouts and high as you heard, the clerk say, maybe 80% turnout, which is extremely high. Um, you know, I think if you look at the data of who's voted, it's pretty clear. Democrats voted the first few days of early vote. And Republicans have been voting throughout the three weeks and they've been chipping away at that Democratic lied with every passing day, so Republicans are need to go out early vote today and then you need to vote on Election Day. You're gonna see much longer lines on election day. That's a little note. There's really not much reason toe. Wait unless you just absolutely feel you have to vote on Election Day for some patriotic reason. But really, your vote counts the same, so I would really encourage people take advantage today. Vote. Travis Dotcom shows all the locations that has weight times on there, you know, Make it easy on yourself as possible, Don't you? No leave to chance whether you're going to actually be able to vote on Tuesday. Absolutely. Now the national election, obviously bringing a lot of people to the polls, But we have several city council seats that are up for grabs. The incumbents really being challenged for the first time in years, You got an incredible transportation bond package of $7 billion of property and then also prop B and then plus, we got the homeless crisis. We got this ongoing feud between the City Council and the police Department. These public safety issues locally are really driving people to the polls. They are and I think I think voters are looking at these issues the local level, not for a partisan radiological ends there looking what's best for for them. They're family. The neighborhood on for the city on I do think these local issues they're driving people out. Look, proper proper project connected A total disaster. Um, you know, if it was a smart plan that was really going to reduce congestion. I think voters to be willing to pay more money. This doesn't reduce congestion and increased property taxes in perpetuity. Um, it's $7 million before they even can begin the project in its multiple phases. Its 45 phases. So I actually really in pretty confidence going to go down. It's going down significantly. Um, these council races. You're right. We've got you know, Half the council up. One of the seats is open. The, um You know the seat Help Help! Bye bye. Delia is open because she's going to be counting, presumably county attorney. But the other four seats are all interesting. I think three of the four going to going to run off, I think District 246 and 10. Excuse me. 26 and 10 are very, very likely to go to run off. We're excited about Mackenzie, Kelly and District six. Taking on Jimmy's plan again. We're excited about the two Republicans running in District 10, Jennifer Virdon and Robert Thomas. I think I think Jennifer is probably more likely to get in the runoff against Alison Altar, and then we'll see what happens in district too. I know a lot of people that are supporting Casey Ramos in that race, see kind of who gets in there and what their positions are. But Yeah. I mean, if we're going to start to change the direction of this city towards you know, a pro public safety direction. We're going to have to put two people in the city Council and you know, for a lot of people out there you make. You know, Half the city doesn't have a City council race. On their ballot because they're not up for two more years. So you know you could still get engaged. You can help any of these candidates. I would encourage people to check out Mackenzie Kelly, Jennifer Verden Lewis Herrin, who's running against great Cus are if he could shock the world and feed crickets are That would be an absolutely outstanding outcome from a public safety and taxpayer perspective. Absolutely no, Take a look at some of these polls across the country. It shows Joe Biden and leading and some I just want to get your reaction to some of these polling numbers and and the possibility of some of those dreamers out there that say that Texas could flip. What do you think? Yeah, Look, I mean, it touches his tighter than it's ever been at the presidential level. Certainly since probably 1919 89. Excuse me, 1976 when Jimmy Carter wanted, um, you know, I've been saying for months. I think it's going to be a 5 to 7 Point went for Trump. It's possible to be a point or two less than that. You know what's clear in Travis County also clear the state love statewide level that is said before the demo turned out very heavy on the first few days of early voting, and Republicans have been shipping away at it. Every single day since then, and so, you know, we'll see how many votes come in. Today. You might have 500 thousands coming today on the last day of early voting, and then you know, we'll see what it's like on on Tuesday. I mean, we're going to hit 11 million total votes across the state, which is obviously a record. We make it 12 million. The presumption is the higher the turnout, the better it is for Democrats and, you know, looked at that stops the belief on their side. We'll see. I do. I'm highly confident trumps go in Texas if he doesn't It's gonna be a landslide election for buying which I think is unlikely, but the margin matters went when, when Cruz one Texas By 2.6% 2 years ago, we lost 12 House seats. When Trump won Texas by 9% in 2016. We only lost five House seats. That difference is the difference between whether Republicans hold the Texas House after this, remember or not, because the Democrats need 19 to take the Texas House backto margins gonna matter. You know, the Democrats have ignored Texas. This is the biggest reason I don't think Texas is in place. The Democrats aren't trying to win it. Sending Kemal Harris to three cities today is not does not make Texas a battleground state you have to invest over a period of months..

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KTRH

"Passion, says the good jobs report didn't help Stocks are trading broadly lower Following yesterday. Selloff markets are rotating again today with money coming out of the big, nasty names. Some of that money is going back into beaten down sectors such as banks, as well as industrials. President Trump is cheering the latest monthly jobs. Report. The economy recovered about 1.4 million jobs in August jobless rate dropped from 10.2% to 8.4% analysts expected just 9.9%. President Trump Tweeted. The numbers are great and much better than expected and analytics firm funded by Mike Bloomberg called The Hawk Fish thinks President Trump could win big on election night but then ultimately lose when the mailed in votes were counted, Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak told Houston's morning news that's completely possible. The challenge there is it's going to be very hard to know whether those mail ballots are being counted legally or whether there is fraud that that is, you know, deciding deciding that margin. And I think this is a huge problem for the country. And we've no talk Fish isn't just funded by Mike Bloomberg. They've done work for the Democratic Party. Katie Rights News time. 10 03, a ranking of the 100 best and worst cities, in which to drive has Houston in the middle of the pack, 48 They consider things like accident. Likelihood, congestion, car thefts and gasoline prices. I hurt radio traffic guru Sky, Mike says to better ranking than he expected. I would expect us to be around the three or four worse in the entire nation. During the pandemic, Steeds streets were sometimes nearly empty and sky Mike says some of us kind of miss the traffic. It's almost as if a few of us seem to be kind of glad to see traffic tangle up again. It kind of shows us. We're getting back to our old Houston normal again. Gasoline prices are helping their their lowest entering a liberty weekend in 16 years. CDC is telling some states to expect covert 19 vaccines by the start of November. Dr Ruth Bergrin is with the UT health system. We have several large phase three trials that enrolling patients right now, and I don't have qualms that those are unsafe or dangerous. I'm Scott better in new string of sudden 40 K T. R H. Lock and load. Michael. Very show is on the air. Dollars and fasten million magic taters by use flour along when Rita came a show. Job it on the floor..

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Maybe even sooner. Go President Trump last night at the Republican Convention. It just kind of looking at some of the reaction this morning, Matt Mackowiak with the Travis County Republican Party, he tweeted out. This is the strongest GOP convention in my lifetime's truly extraordinary. So many persuasive messages offered by compelling messengers, including ordinary Americans, Trump significantly brought in his coalition this week. He's going to get a considerable polling bump. That's what Matt Mackowiak says this morning. Honestly, last night resembled a victory. It resembled a victory celebration. It was more like he had won the presidency it had that look to it. It didn't feel to it on the other side. You know the Twitterverse folks have a completely opposite. Of course, of course, having you no, no. Or how good last night was they? They have their view and that your choices your choices before for candidates here for president are very clear. I mean, there's there's nothing even close on the spectrum between these two know at all. No, no, no, no, It's either this or that. Love America or hate America. Socialism are capitalism, Law and order or chaos. I will say, though, if there was anybody that was on the fence out there. I don't know if there is, but if anybody was on the fence, and and they, you know, did watch the RNC this week. I don't think anybody's on the field. I don't think you've arrived just in. The reason is is because you can't be on the fence. You can't be on the fence in your job. You get me on the fence on this issue in your church. You can't be on the fence. This issue with your friends and family know, hang on. We'll get into that straight ahead. It is a 609 in time for the rush. Update Another day, another lawsuit in a class action soon. Six couples 12 people are suing the U. S citizenship and Immigration Services. Over deportations. Thanks to the A C l u Here's why, in order to get a green card to stay in America legally, couples have to be interviewed to determine if their marriages are on the level. It's nothing new. The process has worked like this for ages. But for some couples, the situation gets complicated when one of the spouses is found to be in the country illegally, even though they passed the marriage interview. Illegal immigrants with deportation orders are now being detained. And that's the reason for the lawsuit. The view claims that agents doing their jobs detaining illegal immigrants have twisted the rules. The couples complained they feel tricked. As if they've been lured into a cruel trap just by showing up for their marriage interviews. That's because during the Obama regime illegal immigrants gotta pass. They could show up in government offices despite having broken the law and then walk out of there, free and clear, But not anymore. Under the Trump administration law is being enforced. People break the law are finding out they're not entitled to get a pass. And learning that they aren't immune from the consequences. And that is something liberals just can't tolerate their used to no consequences to everything, including sex, which is called abortion. But I'd sneak that in.

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Austin I'd showed up on weeknights to say we need to bring back the ban on camping in these public spaces. It's gotten way out of control. It's outrageous. So that was what ignited this petition drive. Matt Mackowiak is with the group Save Austin. Now we're disappointed, but this fight's not over. You know, we know that 24,000 people signed petitions saying they wanted to put this on the ballot in November to try to save our city to restore public safety, public health the image of Austin and help our tourism industry. We collected 3/4 of our sign petitions in the mail those air highly highly highly likely to be valid because we mail them to city of Austin residents who are registered voters. I'm not going to accept this sitting down. We're going to pursue every avenue available to us. We have to move quickly because I believe there's an August 17th deadline to finalize about language to be on the November ballot. So we've got 12 days. He was really confident that they had enough signatures and this would be on the ballot, giving people the opportunity to vote. And our City Council is always talking about where the champions of democracy we write democracy. But when the voters the residents say we don't like what you're doing, they always seem to find a way to sort that. Yes, it really is aggravating and I don't even know are under can understand the level of frustration. Matt has tohave right now, saying We took the time we did this. We were able to get the signatures. I get it in just in time by the deadline, And here you are saying, no, we don't have enough, based on A sample that you pulled. This is Mayor Steve Adler. Talking about the petition, he says he understands your impatience with the situation regarding people who are experiencing homelessness. And that's how you're supposed to say it now experiencing homelessness. Okay, That's the proper terminology people it's signed onto which, because they were desperate for a solution for people experiencing homelessness. I want to say that I share your impatience having chosen Thiss, um more than just this path and having rejected the false promise of cosmetic fixes. Our work isn't complete unless we follow through with the house. Um, could you be any more out of touch at first? He said that for those that signed the petition Desperate for a solution to homelessness. A not what the petition was about the petition was about you have rolled back the camping ban, allowing homelessness to be on all of the streets to take over these neighborhoods. And you have done nothing about it. You've made the police be hands off when it comes to trying to enforce anything. It's not about solving homelessness as to why they want to put this a vote to ban camping. It's about wanting to have their city safe, wanting todo that they can live in their home safely. He's just out of touch totally out of touch. All right. Here are the numbers you, Khun, Jump in and join us 51283605 90 Call or text us on Mark and Melinda. Gary Northwest Austin. Good morning, Gary. How are you? I.

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"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

07:00 min | 2 years ago

"matt mackowiak" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Portland, Oregon. I'm Chris Foster Fox News. Police there, say people vandalised buildings and tried to get into a courthouse. Many of the protesters their opposing federal officers presence in this city a day after President Trump said he would send law enforcement Tomb or US cities and administration source tells Fox News that there are currently no plans to deploy additional federal law enforcement to troubled cities. The president cited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland, California as places to send federal agents, noting the city's mayors were liberal Democrats, State and local leaders in Oregon have called for the president to remove Department of Homeland Security secret Police forces from Portland after video showed unidentified personnel rounding up people and whisking them away in black Mini Vance in Washington, John Decker of Fox News President Trump plans to resume appearances at White House Corona virus briefings today. And after months of resisting the idea he's tweeted a picture of himself in a face mask writing. Some people call it patriotic if you can't socially distance, follow the president's lead put on a mask. And I think that's the best way for a spokeswoman Kelly Magnante on Fox and negotiations over another round of Corona virus. Financial relief. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Stephen Nugent at the Capitol this afternoon, will Meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. After lunch with Senate Republicans to talk about the plan, some Democrats in Congress are again asking about foreign election interference in a letter to FBI director Chris For Ray. How's Figured Nancy Pelosi asked the agency to brief all members of Congress at the earliest possible opportunity. The New York Times reports. Democrats believe Russia is sending information to GOP Senator Ron Johnson. He's been investigating Joe Biden and his son, Hunter and links to Ukrainian energy. Company boxes. Rachel Sutherland, Americans listening to Fox News Radio K LBJ on Patrick Osborn. This news brought you by sun looks younger adults or taking some of the hardest financial hits because of Corona virus. That's according TTO. Austin Mayor Steve Adler says a recent surveys found 61% of generations. He's lost income followed very closely by Millennials, 57% of them said they had lost income because of the pandemic and add their attributes that to the fact that many young adults have careers in the service industry. Looking at the Texas Workforce Commission's most recent data claims filed by people in the food service and hospitality industries do far outpace all other sectors The Austin school Board meets denied and that we'll discuss the selection of a new superintendent. Current Superintendent Paul Cruz, is leaving for a position with the University of Texas State Law, though, will require a three week waiting period before the district officially extend an offer of employment. And the Georgetown School Board has made the decision this week to spend the 1st 3 weeks of class online on Lee. First day will be August 20th with a plan to have kids trickling back into the classrooms by September 10th. 84% of parents surveyed do prefer that online only start in this afternoon. 90 degrees for your high temp and I'm Patrick Osborne Get Austin News on demand at news radio. K. L d j dot com There, live local and they're talking about the stories that matter to you Share your opinions with Marc Melinda at 51283605 90 Now. Here are Mark and Melinda Teno. Three. Good morning. How you doing, Melinda? I'm doing well. Thank you, sir. How are you doing? Great, too. Listens here Producing. Thank you for joining us. We're here live in local 10 of 11 every weekday morning, Mayor Steve Adler. Says he is confident that you the Austin voters will not send the homeless back into the woods where it's dangerous. He's talking about the petition drive. They got enough signatures to bring about a vote on the November ballot to bring back the ban on camping in public and the ban on pan handling, Abbott says. This is a city with a heart. We're not going to send the homeless back into the woods where they face danger, so that some people don't have to see the homeless. No, we're setting them to the hotels. We bought them, aren't we? And that's why we bought him. Well, Some of them yes. I mean, you know, I don't think you should have to worry about them going back to the woods. If you're so adamant that they're going to go into these hotels that you want to continue to buy problem solved, right? Yes. $62 million in the current budget to provide housing and services for the homeless. Think about that figure. $62 million. That is a lot of money, and the mayor says we're going to put that money to very good use, providing temporary housing for the homeless than a transition into permanent housing counseling and services, including rehab if they needed So there's really no point to going to the polls in November and voting in his view on the camping ban. Well to me. I don't think he should even care if it does go in the voters say Yeah, we're going to reinstate it because by his plan, they're not going to need to camp anyway. Worried about what is it now we hit We have a bought or leased four hotels at last count. I think so. Yeah. Matt Mackowiak is the one who led the petition drive the obtained 24,000 signatures. He believes they will be verified. It will be on the ballot, he says. He's been astonished at the opposition to what they're doing. He says that he has received all kinds of pushback from the City Council as he tried to bring this to a vote. It's amazing to me how kind of hysterical are our opponents have been over the last few weeks? Doing everything they can to prevent voters from from being having a chance to weigh in on this hugely consequential issue. They're desperate to prevent voters from being able to say yes, we liked the camping ordinance or no, we don't and we just want voters to be able to weigh in on it. That to me says that they know how voters are going to vote that they aren't in a green with us. And the reason that they're so upset is because they were able to do this without getting the voter approval and they would hate for anyone to be able to take that power away and put it back where it's supposed to be, and that is with the voters. I spent a lot of time talking about democracy at the Austin City Council. But when you have a real example right here, they don't like you don't know. No and the City Council will write the ballot language. Matt Mackowiak was on with Todd and don this morning and he said, Yes, they will be writing the language. So watch out on that wording The City Council has set about language. And that has to happen. I think by around August 17th 18th and that is another area where we have probably limited control. And if you remember from the audit effort and some of the other petition efforts over the last couple years Counsel has a pretty sad history of really creating intentionally confusing and misleading ballot language to try to achieve their objectives..

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"Local hospitals. John Cooley. NewsRadio Kale, BJ Tia's reversal of its requirement that district offer on campus courses has come is good news to the group Education. AUSTIN It's President Kinsey, Rafa says. They're just too many risks involved at this point, and they will support that online option for as long as necessary. Maybe it's at the end of this semester. Maybe it's middle semester. Maybe this thing continues all semester. We get that winter break. Those teachers have a right to decide whether or not they're comfortable returning to campus. But he also says it's very encouraging. So many teachers are willing to provide that instruction online. The Travis County Republican Party is very unhappy with the decision to delay the start of school, calling it an unjustified power grab. Chairman Matt Mackowiak says the local order that school's not begin until early September is rife with legal hurdles. He says Austin should focus rather on tamping down mass gatherings like protests. And cities are diving into budget talks across central Texas. Some are considering raising the property tax rate by 8%. Louisville City Manager Serena Breeland says that will remain a possibility both finance rector now we find it prudent to raise the mandated three point or saint cap to the special district rate of 8% as a precautionary measure, she says. The difference between 3.5% and 8% is about $850,000 in revenue. Good luck. Now that you're news radio cable BJ Radar Weather watch this afternoon partly to mostly sunny and hot with a high 99 from the weather Center. I'm Gregory Patra and I'm Patrick Osborne Get Austin News on Demanded news. Radio k LBJ dot com. Hi. Todd Jeffries here If you haven't had our friends at Sun looks.

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