[Hpn] Re: Austin politics IMO

wtinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Sat, 6 Oct 2001 07:50:49 -0400


RE: [Hpn] Re: Austin poiticsWell I do remember a running flame war we had
about 2 years ago with Mayor Kirk Watson on  lack of shelters for women
etc,and this is a burning issue in this nation that can not be ignored any
longer.
So its not about being able to make it in Austin its about a system thats
fractured or broken and needs to be mended before the body bags start being
utilized.
Our economy might be suffering but I do not suggest each time we have a war
to bring it back,but the political vampires do and sadly we do lose lives
and yes the jobs are come with war but we could  stimulate the economy by
building decent affordable permanent housing all over this country,this
would also create jobs and not be killing people to do so.
In My Opinion
Bill

New Hampshire Homeless
25 Granite Street
Northfield,N.H. 03276 USA
603-286-2492
Advocate,activist for displaced,disabled and human rights
http://www.newhampshirehomeless.org
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/state/newhampshire.html
NH-ADAPT/ NOT DEAD YET
----- Original Message -----
From: Jackie.Goodman@ci.austin.tx.us
To: wtinker@metrocast.net
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 4:40 AM
Subject: RE: [Hpn] Re: Austin poitics


No, this is not New Hampshire. This is not even like the rest of Texas.
Austin has always been an island in a very conservative State. I will
venture to say if you can't make it here, you can't make it anywhere.  It's
why the State legislature is always slapping us down.       Jackie

-----Original Message-----
From: wtinker [mailto:wtinker@metrocast.net]
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [Hpn] Re: Austin poitics



To Whom It Concerns
If this is anything like our NH Politics you got a good ol' boy system in
place that makes it next to impossible to be a new politician that has no
dirt hanging onto your coat tails,this is why its probably virtually
impossible to fight city hall because of corruption and the idea that the
out going mayor already has selected his successor.
But John MacPherson keep every thing very visible and these corrupt
officials will not be able to wage their campaign in the light of day.
As I stated before if we as a homeless net work of volunteers can help you I
for one am most happy to help in any way I can.
A Brother In Peace And In Strife
Bill
New Hampshire Homeless
25 Granite Street
Northfield,N.H. 03276 USA
603-286-2492
Advocate,activist for displaced,disabled and human rights
http://www.newhampshirehomeless.org
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/state/newhampshire.html
NH-ADAPT/ NOT DEAD YET
----- Original Message -----
From: "john macpherson" <nyceguy50@yahoo.com>
To: <aclutx-feedback-38@lb.bcentral.com>; <greg@thn.org>; <keye@keye.com>;
<kvue@kvue.com>; <kxan@kxan.com>; <jackie.goodman@ci.austin.tx.us>;
<raul.alvarez@ci.austin.tx.us>; <squarepeg@webtv.net>; "L-Soft list server
at Legalminds (1.8c)" <listserv@legalminds.org>
Cc: <policeaccountibility@aclutx.org>; "William Tinker"
<hpn@lists.is.asu.edu>; "rose lancaster" <rlancaster@webcombo.net>;
"National Coalition for the Homeless" <nch@ari.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 12:53 AM
Subject: [Hpn] Re: Austin poitics



I am John Macpherson, candidate for mayor.  I am being
hampered by the city of Austin as I pose a reasonable
challenge to Gus Garcia. 164 of my initial filing
signatures have been revoked, Betty the city clerk
also removed my name from the list of valid
candidates, as well as tossed my petition.   I have
re-acquired an all new set of signatures.  However at
this time fear that they will not be properly handled.

Noontime today, 10-1-01, I was passing out fliers to
people passing through Rennasaince Market I was cited
for being an unlicensed vendor.  Though I had some of
my artwork on display I had no price tags attached. My
primary purpose was to distribute information about my
services that I have provided in the past, to collect
signatures for my ballot petition, to inform people
about voting. I did not sell anything there though it
is viable for me to do so as part of a charitable
donation to defraying my expenses, as stipulated by
law.

I explained to both park PD and APD that that is what
I was doing there.  I believe though a vending permit
is required for the location I am exempt under the
Austin Campaign Ordinance for what I was doing.  These
forms of harassment should declare this special
election invalid as I now fear jail time should my
rights not be fully protected.





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