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Time for the City to Move Forward with CodeNEXT

June 17, 2016 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

It’s been four years since the road map for CodeNEXT was laid out in Imagine Austin, and we’re still without a draft of the code.

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Leaders Should Support Innovative Solutions to Austin’s Issues

May 9, 2016 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

Unless our community can embrace new, innovative solutions, our city will remain mired in many of the issues we’re facing as a rapidly expanding metro.

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Vote FOR Prop 1 to Support TNCs in Austin

April 25, 2016 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

TNCs such as Uber and Lyft are vital to helping solve Austin's transportation issues.

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Austin Should Take Year of Mobility Seriously

March 24, 2016 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

The big mobility challenges we face require big solutions. We urge our city leaders to tap the resources and wide-range of expertise of our RECA members.

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Maintaining Status Quo Hurts the Community

February 29, 2016 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

CodeNEXT and Imagine Austin can provide tools that, far from destroying the neighborhoods, will help them survive and thrive as the city continues to grow and change.

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Why Fix What Isn’t Broken?

December 15, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

Regarding TNC's, Austin City Council should find a solution that best serves the community.

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Vote No - Downtown Not Best Site for Courthouse

October 30, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

Voters should hit the pause button, vote no on this bond proposal and re-engage with the county and other stakeholders to find a more appropriate courthouse location.

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Fair Share Argument on Commercial Appraisals Doesn’t Add Up

September 10, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

At RECA, we believe in fairness as a value, and we also believe in honesty. The fair share argument is a gimmick that ignores the fact that higher commercial property taxes will also be paid by Austin’s working families.

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Our Bus System Should be Among the Best in Class

August 5, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

We don't need a rail line to be successful. A transit system based on rubber tires will do just fine.

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Cost of Government Continues to Significantly Outpace Incomes

June 8, 2015 | By: Ward Tisdale, RECA President

Our local leaders need to be vigilant about how their combined decisions impact the bottom lines of working families.

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