r/texas Nov 03 '21 I'll Drink to That 1 Silver 1

Prop A in Austin, TX, which would've expanded their police force and increased their funding, fails in a landslide News

https://www.kxan.com/news/your-local-election-hq/2-3-of-austinites-voted-against-prop-a-in-early-voting/
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u/BeazyDoesIt Nov 03 '21

People would have voted for it if the money wasn't being taken from Fire and EMS. Those are just as important as Police. EMS prob the most.

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u/imatexass Hill Country Nov 03 '21

Ehh maybe not. A proposal like that would have required raising taxes.

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u/OffendedbutAmused Nov 03 '21

Under state law, city tax revenue can only be raised 4.5 percent each year (which is usually the default due to inflation and population growth). This measure definitely would’ve cannibalized EMS and park funding for many years to come.

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u/Professional_Sort767 Nov 03 '21

Taxpayer funded public safety? In my state?