Last week, AURA sent a letter to the Capital Metro board asking for more details on the Project Connect ad campaign. We have received a response from Project Connect lead Kyle Keahey, and have responded in turn.
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This is nothing new. The Travis County Taxpayer’s Union produced conclusive documentation, from Campaign Finance Reports filed with the city of Austin, that the taxpayer funded “Foundation Communities”, a highly profitable “non-profit” corporation, spent over $100,000 campaigning to pass the “Affordable Housing” Bonds in May, 2013, after voters had rejected a similar Bond in 2012. It is shameful and unethical, but possibly not “illegal”. And the City’s claim that promotional propaganda is “educational” and “informational” is a trick perfected by the government schools in their Bond campaigns. It violates the Texas Election Code Title 15, but even when they get caught, it’s merely a $500 fine that taxpayers are also forced to pay. The rewards of breaking the law? Hundreds of millions of your property tax dollars.