Petition Tag - texas

1. Bring Taco Cabana to Nashville

We brought Chuy's to Tennessee, now let's bring Taco Cabana! The Fiesta Restaurant Group has closed all its Pollo Tropical locations in Tennessee and are turning them into Taco Cabanas but are excluding the Nashville market. Let's change their mind and show them Taco Cabana has a home in Middle Tennessee! I have also reached out to Taco Cabana through their website to plead our case:

"I read an article in my local newspaper about the Fiesta company recently closing all Pollo Tropical Tennessee locations. The article states that some of those locations will be turned into Taco Cabana locations; however, that excluded the Nashville market. If this is true, would you please consider turning some of the middle Tennessee locations to Taco Cabana? My fiancée is a Texas native and introduced me to your chain in 2014. We LOVE it. Every summer while in Texas we go as often as we can (which is every day and sometimes twice)! His immediate family lives in Nashville as well and we would bring all of our friends to your establishment. Please consider bringing Taco Cabana to middle Tennessee! And if necessary please feel free to forward this to whom ever needs to see it. Thank you! -Taco Cabana Deprived"

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2. Texas Lawmakers Please Make UTVs and side by sides legal for off highway use and allow legal registration.

In Texas we are not allowed to register our UTV (utility terrain vehicle) or ROV (recreational off-highway vehicle) for OHU (off-highway use). This includes vehicles such as the American made Polaris RZR and Ranger. There are many types of manufactured vehicles that can and should be allowed to register for Off-highway use once they pass the state mandated inspection and are properly insured to drive on Texas roads. Today you can go to many dealerships in Texas and buy a foreign made moped made in a foreign country for $2500 and have it registered for off-highway use with no problems. Then ride it around with the cheapest insurance available offering the least coverage out there. The Polaris RZR is a high end ($20,000+) four wheeled vehicle with disc brakes, fuel injection, LED headlight and taillights with brake lights. With the addition of turn signal lights and DOT approved tires it is 100 times safer than any moped or other home built vehicle such as a sand rail or dune buggy that the state currently allows to be registered to drive on Texas roads. We are not asking for special treatment or new laws to be passed for the use of UTVs for OHU. We only ask that they be allowed to be inspected and registered for OHU just like the moped or the sand rail or dune buggy that is currently allowed now. Let them be inspected and once found safe for road use, allow us to register them for Off-highway use in and around our neighborhoods and any other road that is not a state highway. Thank you.

3. INVESTIGATE "Catfishing" Mayor Joe Bain of Lakeway, TX

This is a nonpartisan issue!

By signing this petition, We DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION BY LAKEWAY CITY COUNCIL/Attorney General and County Attorney to look into if Mayor Joe Bain violated any laws by creating a fake social media profile online during an election cycle and weighing in on bond proposals.

Here is the Austin American Statesman Article where Mayor Bain Admits guilt:

Lakeway Mayor Joe Bain told neighbors on the Nextdoor online forum site Wednesday that he deleted an account he had been using under a pseudonym after realizing it was “inappropriate,” according to screenshots sent to the View by multiple sources.
Posts made under the name “John Smart” included advocating that residents vote for incumbent City Council candidates Bridge Bertram and Ron Massa.

“I created the John Smart account many months ago to communicate with Nextdoor users without a perceived bias,” Bain’s post on the website under his own name reads. “I now realize this was inappropriate and have deleted the account. There was never any intent to bully or cause confusion and all the information posted was accurate and factual. The screenshot that was posted with voting recommendations was deleted within minutes after I decided it was also not appropriate. Again, I apologize for my error in judgement.”

Bain confirmed by phone Thursday evening that he was behind the “John Smart” account, elaborating on his reasoning Friday afternoon.

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“I felt the need to express my opinions as an individual, and I didn’t want to have the full weight of the mayor behind that,” Bain said by phone Friday. “I’m uncomfortable with that perception … I deceived the citizens of Lakeway by posing as a name that’s not my own, and I want to apologize for that particular misstep.”

Bain also confirmed that he did “accidentally out” himself when sending messages to a resident, adding his real name and mayoral email address at the bottom of a post by ‘John Smart’ while messaging a resident on Nextdoor from his phone.

Nextdoor.com is a discussion forum site designed to facilitate conversations between neighbors in a specific geographic area. Screenshots indicate residents were using the forum to discuss matters such as the upcoming election, in which residents will vote for or against a $23 million bond to build a new police station, as well as vote for two of three candidates for City Council.

“Vote for Bridge Bertram and Ron Massa – they actually volunteered for the City and worked hard to make it better, unlike the other candidate that hasn’t attended a council meeting for a long time nor has every [sic] done any work to try to improve the city – no committees, commissions or any other volunteer work,” a post by John Smart reads.

Bain also said on the phone that he “probably did advocate for the bond as a citizen.”

In other posts, “John Smart” questioned City Council candidate Tiffany McMillan’s volunteer work.

“Just curious, what has Tiffany done with the city of Lakeway?” the post reads. “She wasn’t very specific at the forum.”

In another comment posted on a thread about nonprofit Citizen Advocates for Animals in October, “John Smart” asked for the nonprofit’s “current financials” and donation amounts.

“Apparently they are not interested in posting financials,” ‘John Smart’ later commented. “I guess we need to investigate who to turn them in to?”

Screenshots of conversations on Nextdoor indicate some residents had previously expressed a suspicion that “John Smart” might be a fake identity, noting “John Smart’s” familiarity with city finances and policies.

“I think it’s totally unethical, and a lot of people think he ought to resign over this, and I don’t disagree with them,” resident Hamil Cooper said in a phone interview. “It’s a very sneaky thing that he did. I couldn’t condone a mayor doing that.”

“Joe Bain’s use of a Nextdoor account under a fake name was deceitful and unethical for an elected official,” resident Amy Talaber said via email. “His actions made me lose trust in our city government and question his ability to serve as mayor.”

McMillan has asked for Bain’s resignation on Facebook.

“Joe Bain has breached his duty to the Lakeway community and violated the trust we should have in our highest official,” McMIllan said by email. “This behavior is unethical on every level. Mr. Bain must resign. He has betrayed his position & our community.”

Bain told the View he intends to continue serving through the last year of his three-year term as mayor.

“I’ve been on the city council for six years, mayor for two years, and I’ve got another year left on this term,” Bain said. “I’m passionate about doing what’s best for the city and the citizens. I agree it was a misstep, but I’m going to continue to do the best I can for the citizens.”

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/lakeway-mayor-admits-using-fake-online-name-comment-about-city/cwlXFZBzTQpbm8T3fCsAQK/

4. Support Grandparents' Rights in the State of Texas

Approximately nine years ago the Supreme Court made a decision reversing grandparents' rights because some grandparents were too involved in their children's lives, causing problems in marriages. However, they ruled so stringently that grandparents must now meet unreasonable standards. In the State of Texas, grandparents must have lived with or been primary caregiver of their grandchild(ren) in the past six months in order to be eligible to challenge their children for the right to see their grandchildren. If a parent has always withheld their children, how do the grandparents stand a chance to get to know their grandchild(ren)? The fact that the parent has withheld the grandchild(ren) does not mean the grandparent is necessarily a bad person, but often means there are unresolved problems between them and their child or in-law. Another case entails the death of one of the parents and the in-law automatically denies the grandparents any visitation. Worse yet, it the denial may be a result of psychological problems in that grandparent's child or in-law. There ARE cases in which grandparents should be granted rights, in spite of the parent's insistence.

5. Texans for HB 3002 Disabled Veterans

HB 3002 helps severely disabled Texas veterans with a VA rating of 80% and 90% who currently today only receive $290 annual property tax relief to receive property tax exemption on their homestead at a percentage equal to their VA disability rating percentage. This will help over 58,ooo disabled veterans in Texas who need the most help with property tax relief. Time is critical and action needs to take place now. Thank you or supporting our disabled veterans HB 3002.



http://bit.ly/FactsSheetHB3002
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6. Clean Air & Water - No Permit for Industrial Sand Mine/Processing Plant on Bruce Rd.

Industrial Sand Mining is a relatively new industry in the State of Texas has little oversight. Little oversight can mean big consequences for communities next to the Frac Sand Mine/ Processing Plants. Permit By Rule is not near adequate for these kinds of operations. Who is watching out for the people next to these mines? Frac Sand is crystalline silica. Crystalline Silica is a carcinogen. Dust size particles generated during the mining , exploding , crushing, processing , drying , loading , and hauling of Frac Sand is a health hazard to the people living next to mine and those on the truck route to and from mine. According to and many others have all stated that when these particles are inhaled they can reach deep into the lungs and have fatal consequences. The organizations above state that exposure from inhaling or ingesting has been linked to silicosis, tuberculosis, emphysema, bronchitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, chronic thyroiditis and kidney-related diseases. A mining operation daily withdraws up to 2 million gallons of water that is mixed with a compound called polyacrylamide which is a flocculent used to treat the sand. That compound itself is non-toxic. But its production method may leave minute traces of a neurotoxin. As piled sand dries, acrylamide-laden water can seep into groundwater. Also, there can be acid runoff from mines. Please take the health and well being of the residents and their children into consideration and help us to sustain the quality of life we are accustom to.

7. New up coming country artist, Micah Cheatham

Micah Cheatham is a 20 year old young man from Dayton Texas. One of Americas new up coming rising country singers. You'll love his passion for country music.

He has recently released a song " picking up the pieces" you can find on social media. He has Facebook, Instagram, snapchat.

We want to get him on the Ellen show so everyone can have a chance to see such talent.

Thank you.

8. No to Midlothian North East ETJ annexation

The City of Midlothian, TX, is planning to annex its North-East Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Such annexation project would have dire consequences on the rights of the residents of this ETJ and impose a significant financial burden on the affected families.

Please sign this petition asking for the removal of such annexation plan from the City Council and planning agenda, and the cancelation, or at least the postponement, of any further annexation plan of our ETJ.

9. Beware Bobcats

Bobcats and coyotes are a growing problem for both pets and people in North Texas.

Currently local government is reluctant to even acknowledge the problem, much less address the severity of this epidemic.

10. Bring GHOST to the RGV

I and many more are just fans of GHOST B.C. we love ghost and want them in the RGV. They have gotten down to san antonio but we need the boggus ford event center or the state farm arena to bring ghost down here! will be the greatest ever.


We need people to sign this petition that will attend so that the arena will see how many fans will go!

11. Greener Starbucks and Happier Customers

Take initiative.

Starbucks: the extremely well-known coffee company.


Starbucks is always there to help you stay up in the morning or night by lending you a delightful cup of coffee. It's always there for you if you're in need for a place to hold a meeting. Or to even have study sessions. It's there if you plainly need a pleasant break from work. Starbucks is an excellent company. Though it still does have some flaws. Flaws that, unfortunately, are affecting other forms of life besides humans.

As many of you know, the amazing Starbucks' drinks come in two types of cups: plastic and paper. You may think, "Yup, and they're both recyclable!" Though, the problem is this: Only the plastic cups are recyclable. The paper cups tell a different story.



Have you ever wondered how the paper cups don't leak? Or how it doesn't burn your hand while holding the hot content? How is this possible considering the cups are made of paper?


The inside of a Starbucks paper cup is covered with plastic, which allows it to hold in liquid and not have any sort of leakage. It also helps to not burn your hand, the plastic lining acting as a protective barrier. You may think, "Great! It kills 2 birds with 1 stone!", but this is where the problem comes along. In only a handful of cities will the paper cups be accepted for recycling for the same plastic lining.



The plastic can gum up the recycling machines. This being said, most recycling companies won’t process the cups at all to avoid the time and trouble. So what does happen to all those millions of plastic-lined coffee cups that are in the recycling bins in the Starbucks' stores? They will be separated from the other recyclable materials and sent to a landfill. What happens to all those cups that don't even end up in a trash can? They can pollute our water, be ingested by animals, etc.

SO THIS IS WHAT STARBUCKS NEEDS TO DO.

Starbucks has tried offering inexpensive reusable cups for customers who don't bring their own mug AND reward customers who DO bring their own mug. But the company’s efforts have never been strong enough to move coffee drinkers. A discount of 10 cents is not going to get many people participating. They need to raise the discount and inform about the discount on social media (at least once a week )!

They need to persuade more people into bringing their own mugs. This can be done by publicly announcing through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and at the stores about the discount more often. Starbucks also needs to think of ways people WILL WANT to bring a cup. In other words, a 10 cent discount will most likely not do. Once a number of people start bringing their own mugs, a chain reaction will occur, the less amount of paper cups will need to be created and the environment will benefit.

12. Suddenlink Internet Northern Smith County

Petition to have Suddenlink high speed internet extended further in Northern Smith County Texas. Approximate location starts at Highway 69 after you take a right onto Hoard Road (FM 1804). Approximately 3 to 3.5 miles down Hoard Road would be needed to adequately supply residents with high speed internet.

The only option for residents of this area is satellite internet that does not allow proper streaming ability or for those that work from home. This area is growing in population and would greatly benefit from Suddenlink extending their coverage area.

13. Attn: Texas SBOE - Put REAL Math Back into our Classrooms!

* Are your kids struggling in math?
* Have your kids stopped bringing home their math homework?
*Are your kids missing important pieces of their math learning, like learning multiplication tables or actually solving equations rather than just identifying them?
Have you chalked it up to, "it's just new math?"

The problem is the national standards (common core) have been forced into our Texas TEKS (state standards).

The Texas State Board of Education is fully aware of this and they are ignoring parent and teacher complaints.

They have been approached repeatedly by parents who have requested that they modify or repeal and replace the standards immediately. One expert, Dr. Jim Milgram, has said that after three years exposure to these poorly written standards, our kids will no longer be able to be remediated to learn actual math facts.

See parent testimony at the links included in the following article:
http://www.educationviews.org/engineers-uncover-common-core-math-texas/

Listen to Stanford Professor and expert mathematician Jim Milgram here: http://www.educationviews.org/podcast-alice-linahan-show-dr-jim-milgram-common-core-texas-math-standards/

To view correspondence regarding standards and other education issues pertaining to the SBOE, please visit: https://mykidzliberty.wordpress.com

The Texas SBOE website can be found here: http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Leadership/State_Board_of_Education/SBOE_-_State_Board_of_Education/

14. Legalize Marijuana for Millions of Dollars in Tax Revenue in Texas

Genesis 1: 11-12 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Apart from being a plant that is approved by God, the medical and recreational use of marijuana in Texas has the potential to generate hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars in tax revenue which can be used to improve infrastructure, build hospitals, increase salaries to government workers which include police officers, teachers, postal office workers and more.

The current prohibition on marijuana is not helping the Texas economy because people who are caught with marijuana are regarded as criminals and lead to crime increase like how the prohibition of alcohol in the 1900s increased crime and hurt the U.S. economy because of the illegal consumption and selling of alcohol.

SIGN THIS PETITION TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE THAT IS BENEFICIAL TO EVERYONE.

15. Allow Food Vendors on Corpus Christi Sidewalks!

Sec. 38-17 (a) of Corpus Christi's municipal code makes it illegal for any vendor to "...vend upon any public sidewalk in the city..." The only exception is the Bayfront Seawall, which has 6 spaces reserved for vendors. Five are occupied.

Sidewalk vendors play an important role in the economy and culture of a vibrant city. They help create more engaging spaces and stimulate the local economy by allowing residents to participate in micro enterprises. A study in Los Angeles estimated that every $1 that a street vendor receives creates $1.05 for the local economy.

In Corpus Christi, several students started a hot dog cart that sold their own all natural, handmade frankfurters. They set up downtown and were shut down because of an arcane city ordinance that prohibited sidewalk vending.

We are circulating this petition to change this ordinance. In doing so, we will be allowing those students to pay for their education, creating a much needed service downtown and opening up an opportunity for countless others to participate in micro entrepreneurship.

We will be making downtown Corpus Christi a more engaging place to work, live and play. Please join with us by signing the petition and, if you can, donating to help us push this through the legislative process. We are, after all, students :)

16. Political Equality at Texas State

Texas State University has decided to invite Opal Tometi, co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter group, as a "Social Justice Speaker". The office of Student Diversity and Inclusion was the one to send the email out to the ENTIRE student body, faculty, and staff. My initial opposition was directed to them, to which I received a response of "Thank you for your feedback", so my next contacts were Mrs. Trauth, the university President, the Dean of Students office, and the office of Student Involvement. As of 48 hours after contacting them, I have yet to receive a response.

As much as I would like to prevent Opal Tometi from ever stepping foot on our campus, I fear it is too late. The only justice we can seek at this point is to have the university acknowledge our views and invite a conservative speaker for us, so as to "balance" the political resources they provide us.

It has also been brought to my attention that speakers like this are generally paid to come speak, and usually paid very well. There are so many aspects of this speakers coming to oppose, and I'm not sure where to rank the financial portion of it. What I do know though, is that the STUDENTS will be the ones paying for it, through our tuition, which I am NOT in favor of.

17. Advocate for Humane Sentencing

The Texas Judicial System relies on individually appointed counsel for indigent felony defendants, unlike other States, and the Federal system, which usually have a central Public Defender's office staffing mitigation investigators for felony cases. A common phrase used to describe the scenario in Texas is "Meet them, greet them, and plead them" in reference to indigent, felony defendants.

This reliance on independent counsel has had the effect of reducing criminal mitigation investigations in Texas felony cases to the very few counsel willing to expend the time, money, and effort to conduct a proper mitigation investigation which will ensure the disadvantaged defendant (whether that be physical, mental, or otherwise) a humane sentencing process. This failure comes at the expense of the indigent felony defendant and also our society as a whole, as we all are the ones paying to incarcerate offenders for lengthy sentences far too often associated with non-violent crimes.

18. End the Prohibition on Marijuana

This is a simple petition.

Marijuana should not be in the hands of cartels or drug dealers. We should establish revenue and age restrictions on marijuana.

Right now in Denton people are selling to kids and minors.

Let us end it and put our foot down. This is our time, just like in the past with alcohol. The People finally stood up for what they believed in. It is our time, our fight.

Let us all make history together and while we're doing it cut down crime and increase state revenue.

19. Save the Italy, Texas, Walmart

The closure of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Italy, Texas, would be an economic setback to our growing community.

Our citizens, especially our elderly residents, have come to rely on the accessibility of a local pharmacy. We all appreciate the competitive pricing and good service.

Our community very much appreciates the jobs, the activity, and the economic stimulation that your store provides in our area.

Please reconsider the effect that the closure of your store will have upon us all.

20. Bring Raiders to San Antonio

San Antonio deserves to have an NFL franchise.

Help bring the Oakland Raiders to San Antonio!

21. Bring HB 3785 to a vote - Texas Needs Medicine

For the first time ever, there is comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in Texas. HB 3785 was recently heard in the House Public Health Committee where dozens of severely ill patients, veterans with PTSD, and doctors testified in support.

The fate of hundreds of thousands of patients in Texas are in the hands of Rep Myra Crownover and the Public Health Committee she chairs. The facts about the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana are known to her Committee. The only unknown facts are the ones that are influencing her decision to delay HB 3785.

The bill will allow patients with cancer, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. And it would establish a tightly regulated system of licensed marijuana cultivators, processors, and dispensaries to qualified applicants.

Thousands of patients in Texas are needlessly suffering because they have no access medical marijuana. Right now patients face fleeing the state or participating in the criminal market to simply access the medicine that works for them. It’s cruel and it’s time for reform.

We can’t do it without you. Stand with seriously ill Texans and urge your legislators to approve safe and legal access to medical marijuana.

Please contact Rep. Crownover today and ask her to bring the bill to a vote!

22. Eden For Airport Noise Abatement Windows

This petition is for collecting signatures from the residents of the Eden subdivision. We are requesting that noise abatement windows be provided, due to the fact that we live very close to the airport.

The airplanes can be heard overhead, and the noise-proof windows would help decrease the noise immensely.

23. Protect Social Media Privacy

As of April 1, 2015 the state of Texas does NOT have in place laws to protect an individual from having to give employers or universities his or her social media username and passwords.

Discussions are currently in place for lawmakers to do so, however support is still needed.

24. Decriminalize cannabis in Texas

In Texas we have not even decriminalized cannabis, yet other states have it decriminalized, for medical and recreational use, so anyone can go to those states and buy cannabis and smoke it.

But yet in Texas the state is wasting so much tax payers' money to stop people smoking pot. There are medical patients that could use cannabis for pain treatment here in Texas but they can't.

So please help out and sign this petition!

Thanks.

25. Allow Beer and Alcohol Sales in Rose City of Texas

A pervious mayor stopped the sales of beer and alcohol in the city of Rose City.

Many would like to have the sale of beer and alcohol in Rose City. Rose City would be able to gain interest of a start of new businesses. Rose City would have an opportunity to collect more sales tax from businesses.

26. Full Legalization of Marijuana in the State of Texas

PLEASE STOP AND READ!

There is a new petition for the Full Legalization of Marijuana in the United States of America!

YOU HAVE TO CONFIRM YOUR SIGNATURE IN THE EMAIL THE WHITE HOUSE SENDS YOU FOR IT TO BE COUNTED! If you do not click the link in the email that is sent to confirm your signature, it will not be counted and you will have wasted your time! Don't let that happen.

In addition to the petition for Full Legalization of Marijuana in the State of Texas, another petition has also been created for the Full Legalization of Marijuana in the United States of America due to overwhelming response! Will you add your name to ours? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by February 11, 2015, the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here:


Full Legalization of Marijuana in the United States of America




"Local and state authorities in Texas spent an estimated $746 million combined on arresting marijuana offenders in 2013, over 71,000 arrests in all."

That's very sad because that's a lot of wasted money and a lot of good people wasting away in jail over an herb. Our government could instead use that money to improve our state school systems or fix the pot holes on our streets so that we don't throw our Starbucks all over the headliners of our cars! It seems like the only argument authorities have as to why medicinal cannabis, or decriminalization of cannabis, should not be allowed is that it will eventually lead to full legalization.

If that is what they are concerned about, then let's go ahead and talk about that. Everyone knows that the ultimate goal of our movement is for full legalization at this point in time. To ask for legalization of a substance for medicinal use only, a substance that is used recreationally as well in equal if not much higher numbers, is not a very progressive thing to do in this day and age. The argument against approval of cannabis for medicinal use is that it will fund the illegal side of the equation, which they are correct in that some individuals will always try to take advantage of a situation if they can. That side of the equation is what has never been addressed and is not going away now or anytime in the foreseeable future.

Cannabis is a plant that has been used by many people all around the world for many different reasons for many years. People have continued to use it for years in our country, for whatever their own reasons, even though it has been deemed of no value under our current law. It continues to be used today in even greater numbers despite all of the efforts made to persecute people who choose to enjoy its many benefits.

The only solution to this problem is full legalization and regulation. If full legalization is passed our state will enjoy tremendous economic windfalls and soaring tax revenues. "Many argue that the costs of prohibition far outweigh any possible negatives of penalty reduction or legalization. A conservative estimate shows a net-gain of over $900 million from cannabis legalization."

We know our state could do a lot of good things with money that we will never see unless we stop persecuting a plant and the innocent people who have enjoyed it for thousands of years and will continue to for thousands more! As one of the greatest minds our world has ever known once said, "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." - Albert Einstein

What the Obama Administration Has to Say About Legalizing Marijuana

Cited source:
Texas Sheriff's Association Says They Will Fight All Marijuana Bills

Photo in courtesy of White Frame Productions

27. Change City/School/ County Charter To Include Ethics Reform

The American Anti-Corruption Act sets a standard for local, state and federal laws that:

Stop the bribery

The Act prevents lobbyists from donating to politicians and/or offering them any deals that could influence policymaking.

End secret money

The Act mandates full transparency: disclosure of all political money and “bundlers” who gather contributions for politicians.

Empower the voters

The Act imposes strict limits on PACs, and gives voters an annual $100 tax rebate to be spent supporting the candidate or party of their choice.

Let's Put these Ideas into Our City Charter and End Corruption Once and For all!

28. STOP Ebola from Entering America

The largest ever Ebola outbreak is underway in several countries in West Africa. The epidemic continues to grow and spread into new areas, threatening more lives and potentially the economies of affected countries.

Last spring, most people would have guessed that this Ebola outbreak in West Africa would be over by the end of summer. Yet, nine months on, we're in the midst of the deadliest outbreak in history, and one that has defied the odds: it has lasted longer, killed more, and spread further than any previous outbreak.

For the first time ever, Ebola cases have been diagnosed outside of Africa in the US.

Right now, many are worried about it spreading in side of America.

29. San Marcos Opposes Alamo Street Apartments

We oppose changing the Preferred Scenario Map for the Alamo Street area from an Area of Stability to Medium Density.

A completed apartment complex in this single-family neighborhood is a "block buster," representing a precedent for the construction of future apartments in adjacent areas, including nearby Sessom Canyon.

The proposal represents an obvious danger to home owners living in the single-family neighborhoods of Alamo Street, Highland, Holland Hills, Holland Street, Hughson Heights, Sessom Creek, Sierra Circle, and Tanglewood.

These neighborhoods are now surrounded by apartments. Further encroachment into this area of San Marcos by apartment “communities” designed for university students will only lead to a decrease in the quality of life for the families living in these neighborhoods.

Signers addresses are located on a Google map here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zu9HPeZ9L7XE.kQ-QnyMPglH8&usp=sharing

30. Start dog park in Burleson, Texas

A petition to start a dog park in Burleson Texas:

To establish a fenced in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife.

To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions.

To view this park as a community project, in partnership with the City of Burleson, Texas, designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.