I rarely focus on municipal politics here, preferring to focus on the trends that are driving our electorate either (1) forward or (2) apart. When you examine local politics too closely, it’s sometimes too easy to mis-identify a neighbor as a threat.

Last weekend, Austin held its regular bi-annual May election. Originally calendared to facilitate a more focused approach to local issues, local voter participation is notoriously low. Saturday’s election was no different.

This year’s spring ballot proposed several updates to Austin’s political landscape, including a couple of initiatives that, on substance alone, instead revealed the torn political landscape in…


Using new data to educate and engage community coalitions on the issues left behind by today’s divisive politics.

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