Austin mayor delivers controversial ‘State of the City’ amid public safety disasters

Jacob Asmussen  |  September 1, 2021

By Jacob Asmussen, includes “Amid record violent crime on the streets, a ‘dire situation’ at the defunded local police department, and an ongoing homelessness crisis throughout the city, Austin Mayor Steve Adler says the state of Texas’ capital city is the ‘strongest in the country.’ … And that doesn’t even mention the city council’s runaway property taxes and spending, with billions of racked-up debt contributing to an affordability crisis for working families and two credit rating downgrades in the past year, or their ‘D’ fiscal health rating by the nonprofit Truth in Accounting.”

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