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Austin's homeless problem could force some downtown businesses to close early
austincbs ^ | Aug. 23, 2019 | Bettie Cross

Posted on 08/24/2019 1:16:50 PM PDT by bgill

Some Austin business owners say the homeless problem is now a homeless crisis. One downtown business owner says he may start closing early to keep employees and customers safe...In June, the Austin City Council changed the homeless ordinances to allow sitting, lying and camping in more public spaces, including sidewalks. Staley says that's when one homeless man moved in. “All his belongings are right here up against our patio and we can't do anything about it. We can't. The police can't,” said Staley. The patio on Congress Avenue was designed as a shady spot for tourists and locals to grab a quick meal. “Can you camp right next to a patio?” asked Staley...If the rules don't change the Congress Avenue store might start closing at 6 p.m. instead of midnight. Staley says the safety of employees and customers is the reason why.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsaustin.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; business; homeless; homelessness; incompetence; sanctuarycity; texas; unicornworld
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Liberal idiot Mayor and City Council.
1 posted on 08/24/2019 1:16:50 PM PDT by bgill
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You want to keep Austin weird? Welp, there you go.


2 posted on 08/24/2019 1:21:15 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Tethingxas Eagle)
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The Left targets our prettiest places and they are the kiss of death. They don’t know how to run their own lives but they certainly try to run (RUIN) everybody elses’ lives.


3 posted on 08/24/2019 1:21:30 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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“Liberal idiot Mayor and City Council. ”

That’s why I don’t care. I feel the same way about SF, Baltimore, Philly, LA, Seattle, Portland, Venezuela..........


4 posted on 08/24/2019 1:21:56 PM PDT by VanShuyten (Er"...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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“Liberal idiot Mayor and City Council.“ * This really piss’s me off. Surely, Abbott will do something about this. Sanctuary Cities are illegal in Texas. Buy them a one way bus ticket to California 😡
5 posted on 08/24/2019 1:23:50 PM PDT by snoringbear (,W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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Enjoy the mess you’ve created liberals. The longer you let this go on the worse it’s gonna get.

Austin used to be a nice, if liberal, town.


6 posted on 08/24/2019 1:24:21 PM PDT by upchuck (If democrats would stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90% ~ h/t Mr K.)
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Soon to be known as Austin Shitty Limits


7 posted on 08/24/2019 1:34:25 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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You can always beat them with a hickory broom handle.

Likely no broken bones, but it hurts for nearly a month.

A real attention getter.

Just regularly confront them near your business and always carry that broom. A GOOD broom with a 1in pole/handle.

Wait for the inevitable.

They won’t come back.


8 posted on 08/24/2019 1:36:44 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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I wonder. Kommiefornians tend to flee the sewer/utopia they've created and then run for political office in their adopted homes. Then they flush their news homes down the toilet with the same policies that destroyed kalifornistan.

Is Austin's political hierarchy native Texas or imported?

9 posted on 08/24/2019 1:39:11 PM PDT by LouAvul
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More important to take care of illegal aliens and refugees than homeless American’s, I guess. Liberals are a curse on humanity.

But, then again, before we all spouting off too much, it would be wise to find out who these business owners voted for.


10 posted on 08/24/2019 1:40:12 PM PDT by qaz123
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Is it possible when the Democrats get in charge of a city now they run it into the ground with idea that the next time they control the House, Senate and White House they can declare a national emergency because of the failing cities and declare martial law until they get the problems fixed...by the way forget about elections.


11 posted on 08/24/2019 1:42:17 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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The People’s Anti-Christian Socialist Kakistocracy of Austin is out to become the Schithole capital of Texas.


12 posted on 08/24/2019 1:43:34 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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What a dreadful situation.


13 posted on 08/24/2019 1:44:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Send them to nice shady spots such as The University of Texas campus, the Mayors yard, all the City Councils yards, Police chief etc: see how long that lasts.


14 posted on 08/24/2019 1:56:04 PM PDT by VicVanleeuwenhoek
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This isn’t 1962. You will be caught on surveillance camera and charged with felony assault and battery.


15 posted on 08/24/2019 2:01:11 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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It shows that even in Texas if you turn a city over to the Rats it becomes sh**hole.


16 posted on 08/24/2019 2:02:21 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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Why are hobos allowed to live within city limits...


17 posted on 08/24/2019 2:02:33 PM PDT by northislander
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Elections have consequences. Time to move back to San Francshitsco.


18 posted on 08/24/2019 2:02:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (You know why you can enjoy a day at the Zoo? Because walls work.)
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We Texans are sick to death of carpet baggers such as Austin’s Mayor Adler and Houston’s Sheila Jackson Lee relocating to Texas to spread their cancerous Leftism. If we could get rid off all the hypocritical parasites who have come to feed off the Texas oil-based economy, while advocating its destruction, we would be grateful.


19 posted on 08/24/2019 2:09:16 PM PDT by txrefugee
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Nothing weirder than stepping in drugged out human $#it on the public sidewalk. Nor trying to dodge rats infected with diseases that vaccinations won’t prevent nor antibiotics will cure.


20 posted on 08/24/2019 2:18:28 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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