Affordable Neighborhoods – Be Careful of “Expert” Advice

Neighborhood Affordability? Simple, really. All we need to do is to look to common sense, doing what’s right and what has already worked – forget the “experts”, and forget trying to find the solution in other cities that are failing to solve the problem. I recently attended two separate widely covered and well-attended meetings relating Read more about Affordable Neighborhoods – Be Careful of “Expert” Advice[…]

Erasing Lines

I’d like to talk for a moment about erasing the lines that divide Austin. In 1928 Austin drew a line through itself that deliberately separated two groups: blacks and whites. By 1932 the line drawing had been completely successful. Austin was 100% segregated. Today some people, including elected officials, are advocating drawing more lines, including Read more about Erasing Lines[…]