More on the City Council Point-of-Sale Ordinance

I submitted an email to the Mayor recently through ABOR’s Take Action website.  I received a form-letter response back.  It points out a few directions that the city council gave to the task force that will be formulating the recommendations regarding the ordinance.  If these directions are followed, then the ordinance could actually be very helpful and less damaging as many of us feared.  Here is the full email: Continue reading More on the City Council Point-of-Sale Ordinance

Austin Mayor Charged With Assault, Unfortunately

Back in 2006 their was an incident at the Lofts downtown where Mayor Wynn lives.  I wasn’t there, but from what I have heard and read, the story goes something like this:  The man goes to the lofts for a party specifically to meet the Mayor.  The Mayor is in a conversation, so the man waits.  When the Mayor finishes his conversation, he introduces himself to the man.  The man quickly becomes rude and obnoxious.  The Mayor tells him to leave.  The man continues to bother the Mayor.  The Mayor grabs him and escorts him out of the party.  That’s it in a nutshell.

Almost two years later, the Mayor has been charged with assault.  I understand that you have to treat the Mayor like any other citizen so that their is no bias, but I am not sure I believe that a normal citizen would have been charged for something like this.  In fact, I think that many people would have done exactly what the Mayor did if found in a similar situation.

The Mayor now has to attend anger management counseling.  I, for one, think that the man being escorted out of the party should attend some counseling.  What do you think?