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Pig Loving Politicians

On June 4th, 2020, City Council listened to hours of testimony from hundreds of people describing the brutal violence inflicted by APD against protestors. Despite the overwhelming testimony and calls to defund the police, 7 council members, including the mayor, voted to approve a ~$500K grant to APD. These are the 7


Mayor Steve Adler — Lives at The W Austin, 210 Lavaca St.

Sabino “Pio” Renteria, District 3 — 1511 Haskell St #56, 78702

Ann Kitchen, District 5 — 2401 Briargrove Dr. 78704

Leslie Pool, District 7 — 4503 Shoal Creek Blvd, 78756

Paige Ellis, District 8 — 3712 Lost Oasis Hollow, 78739

Kathie Tovo, District 9 — 809 W 32nd St, 78705

Alison Alter, District 10 — 4401 Bellvue Ave. 78756


Update 7/11/2020: Throughout the month of June, City Manager Spencer Cronk demonstrated that he was unwilling to seriously consider proposals to defund the police, demote or fire APD chief Manley, or take other measures to respond to abolitionist demands.

606 South 3rd St. 78704