The SOS Alliance Board has voted unanimously to oppose the upcoming Prop A ballot measure. SOS joins Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, Austin Parks Foundation, The Trail Foundation and many others who oppose this measure that would force Austin to cut essential services. You can view the list of those opposed and learn more at www.nowaypropa.com. Committing funding to expanding the police force will only further reduce funding available for parks, watershed protection, and a range of other public services supported by the City's general fund. Our parks and environmental protection efforts are drastically underfunded: Prop A would make things much worse.
Early voting begins on October 18th. Early voting lasts through October 29th and Election Day is November 2nd. Polling locations, a sample ballot, and more are available here on the Travis County Clerk website.
Join us Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the City of Austin's next virtual meeting on the Zilker Park Vision Plan. Register for the meeting here. Tell them you support the Rewilding Zilker plan, along with any other comments you might have. View our new Rewilding proposal here Rewilding Zilker Park, by restoration ecologist, park planner and owner of LandSteward.net, Elizabeth McGreevy. The proposal is sponsored by Save Our Springs Alliance, with support from the Zilker, Bouldin Creek, and Barton Hills neighborhood associations.
Also, there will be a public comment for a few weeks following the Tuesday virtual meeting. You'll have time to comment whatever the City's park planner consultants may propose at the Tuesday "Design Alternatives" meeting. We'll keep you informed as well.
The next month or two will be crucial for shaping the future of Zilker Park for decades into the future. With your voice and your support we can make Zilker the beautiful and more natural public park that we need it to be for everyone.