I don’t live there, but this is a very interesting ballot initiative that could definitely have a national effect.
It will reinstate a camping ban in downtown Austin. This will help prevent large homeless camps from developing which are almost impossible to get rid off. No one wants a mass concentration of homeless near them. Homeless camps can cost a city a lot of money such as in California when they finally got rid of that Echo Park camp. Homeless encampments at Echo Park Lake cleared after 2 nights of protests resulting in arrests | abc7.com
I’d definitely support this, there needs to be assistance for the homeless but allowing them to just take over a city is wrong. Austin is a pretty liberal city, so I expect the vote to be close. And, I’d like to see more cities being proactive and be more aggressive in preventing these types of camps so hopefully similar ballot measures will be forthcoming.