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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 01:59 PM

 

35,000 vote in Travis Co. first day. My line was 30 mins, so I sped it up...

by voting straight Demo.

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Reply 35,000 vote in Travis Co. first day. My line was 30 mins, so I sped it up... (Original post)
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 OP
apcalc Oct 2016 #1
MoonRiver Oct 2016 #2
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #3
LeftInTX Oct 2016 #4
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #5
Lithos Oct 2016 #6
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #7
Lithos Oct 2016 #8
Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #9

Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:08 PM

1. In what state did you vote, please?

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Response to apcalc (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:21 PM

2. I'm thinking Texas. Austin is in Travis County.

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Response to apcalc (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:29 PM

3. Austin.

 



Texas.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:58 PM

4. I did the same in Bexar Co

I waited for over an hour.

First time, I voted straight ticket. Usually I take my time and vote all Dem one at a time. Fortunately, no referendums on the ballot.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 03:15 PM

5. We had a refer. for road bonds in Austin. Voted "no."

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 03:32 PM

6. I'm leaning that way too

Not impressed with the idea of cutting down road capacity with the expectation people will shift to Bike Lanes and Buses. Austin is too hot and too sprawling for large scale commuter biking to work; buses are not sanely structured to do anything more than take people to/from downtown from specific corridors.


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Response to Lithos (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 04:12 PM

7. I'm an advocate of bike freeways, utilizing city greenbelts & RR right-of-ways. One was contemplated

 

25 yrs ago, but our "progressive" City Council got their marching odors from high-rise developers who wanted particular areas for some Miami Beach-looking condos. So, no. No attempts even to see if a cheap strip of asphalt next to a RR bed would even work. Just buckets of paint along a congested, dangerous hwy. Bonds here are essentially a blank check for anything a planner wants, election post-hoc. And the planners are ALWAYS big developers.

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 04:53 PM

8. Yeah, I remember back then

To be honest, I sense Prop1 is an attempt to push people downtown to buy the unused condos there while screwing over those who live in the periphery.

L-

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Response to Lithos (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 03:09 PM

9. Sometimes I wish Austin would just get it over with and cede zoning control to Miami.

 

South Lama looks like a main thoroughfare in Miami 40 years ago: Zoned from the lake to Ben White (some 4 miles) pure condo.

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