“We have to fight against those people that are turning this – or trying to turn this – into a rhetorical device unrelated to what we’re actually doing.”
                        – Mayor Adler

Chris Harris Dismisses UT Student Haruka Weiser Getting Raped And Murdered By Homeless Man

Meechaiel Criner Was being living at LifeWorks shelter when he brutally raped and murdered Ut Student Haruka Weiser.  Here is local activist Chris Harris dismissing her sexual assault and murder with the claim that fraternities are responsible for more deaths at the University of Texas at Austin.     Details of Haruka Weiser’s death showed…

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A Public Forum On Homelessness In Austin 8-29-2019 Part 1

A Public Forum On Homelessness In Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation Panelists include: Mayor Steve Adler Austin Police Chief Brian Manley Susan McDowell — CEO, LifeWorks Matthew Mollica — Executive Director, ECHO Chris Harris — Community Advocate, Homes Not Handcuffs Sherri Greenberg — Clinical Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs Bill Brice — VP Investor Relations, Downtown Austin…

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Seattle residents blame inefficient elected officials for homeless problem, say they’ve ‘lost faith’ in system

Fox News SEATTLE — The richest man in America calls Seattle home. So do thousands of others who are forced onto the streets because they are too poor, too addicted or too detached from reality. At night, the city’s homeless sleep wherever they can — in tents crammed in parking garages, in parks or under highway overpasses.…

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Mayor Adler, council members grilled by hundreds over homeless camping ban

By Philip Jankowski For Austin American Stateman Posted Aug 21, 2019 at 5:21 PMUpdated Aug 21, 2019 at 11:17 PM     At times people muttered in frustration, at others people clapped. But if anything, the audience of hundreds at a forum Wednesday showed there is still a lot to talk about when it comes to how the city is handling homelessness in Austin. In what could…

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Austin unlikely to open its new homeless shelter by self-set September deadline

By Christopher Neely for Community Impact As the number of Austinites living without a roof over their head continues to increase, the city’s elected leaders in January committed to opening an emergency homeless shelter by the end of September; however, officials say plans have since changed. Austin’s homeless population has fluctuated since 2010, according to the results…

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Businesses hurting from Austin’s growing homeless population

by: Alex Caprariello Posted: Jul 17, 2019 / 09:48 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 17, 2019 / 09:49 PM CDT KXAN AUSTIN (KXAN) — Complaints tied to Austin’s homeless population are growing. Two-and-a-half weeks after new city rules were approved to decriminalize homelessness, some business owners said they’re seeing more problems. They recognize: the real struggle is finding a solution everyone…

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Austin business owner reacts to change in homeless ordinances

HOMELESS ‘Why would you do this?’ | Downtown Austin business owner reacts to change in homeless ordinances The changes restrict Austin police from taking action regarding the ordinances unless they’ve established the conduct is hazardous or dangerous. Author: Bryce Newberry With KVUE Published: 7:22 PM CDT June 21, 2019 Updated: 10:23 PM CDT June 21, 2019 The Austin…

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