"He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much."
Press release from this morning; the astonishing thing is that several of these items have a decent chance of passing:
The Austin Tea Party announces its Priorities for the City of AustinTransparency, Accountability and Affordability are issues that cross political lines
AUSTIN, March 2, 2015 -- The leading conservative voice of the bluest city in the state has outlined its priorities for the newly-seated Austin City Council.The Austin Tea Party is releasing five resolutions that it will pursue within the local city government in an effort to curb spending, bring about greater transparency, and make the city a more affordable place for its residents to live.The Austin Tea Party's five resolutions are:
- Audit the City of Austin
- Implement the Maximum Allowable Homestead Exemption
- Budget at the Effective Tax Rate
- Engineer Smart Traffic Solutions
- Apply Free Market Principles(Click each item to read the full resolution at www.theaustintexasteaparty.com
)While the Austin Tea Party is known for supporting traditionally conservative agendas, the priorities for the City of Austin cross ideological lines. Of the five resolution items, four were championed by bipartisan groups in the recent city elections."The 10-1 election was a touchstone for how people in Austin view their local government," said Dean Wright, president of the Austin Tea Party. "In a city that had only five leaders elected from the same wealthy, liberal segment of the community, it's telling that we now have three outspoken conservatives on a council that is led by a man who got elected by promising tax relief. The people of this city overwhelmingly have asked for better transparency, accountability and affordability. That's what these five resolutions promise to bring."The Austin Tea Party represents 2000+ people who live and work in Austin. The Austin Tea Party will be engaging with Council members on the five key issues and organizing grassroots efforts to ensure that the interests of the people of Austin remain a priority for their elected officials.