Republican-front group Save Austin Now sought to hide financial impact of Prop A
At about $270M to $600M, Prop A would cost more than the entire city parks system or entire EMS department
Prop A is fiscally irresponsible. We want our City to fund all our services.
AUSTIN, TX – In response to today’s Texas Supreme Court ruling, Travis County Democratic Party Chair Katie Naranjo releases the following statement:
“Today, the far-right, all-Republican Texas Supreme Court sided with the City in recognizing that the disastrous fiscal impact of Prop A – about $270M to $600M – must be included in the ballot language,” said Katie Naranjo, chair of the Travis County Democratic Party. “Prop A would devastate city services and force Austin to lay off firefighters, medics, and other staff – only to spend tens of millions more on the police department without any accountability. During the ongoing pandemic, Prop A is even more dangerous to the health and wellbeing of our city. We’re committed to fighting this irresponsible ballot measure this November, because Austin should fund all of our first responders and services.”
The limited amount of legally available funds to the City would force the City to cut parks, libraries, EMS, Fire, and/or housing under Prop A’s unfunded mandate.