I’ve taken some time to reflect on the journey of the past two years.

How did we get here? How I get here?

I was initially inspired by the extraordinary determination and passion of a local activist named Cleo Petricek, who I watched build a grassroots movement through the S.A.F.E. Project, which successfully prevented a homeless shelter from being built at a south Austin location within 0.5 miles of three schools, two of which were majority minority.

Cleo’s irrepressible spirit moved me. If she can do this, maybe I can do something.

As you may recall, the camping ordinance was…

Matt Mackowiak

Conservative, operative, columnist, podcaster. Steelers/Pens/Horns fan, easy like Sunday morning but fun like Saturday night. Co-founder, Save Austin Now (PAC)

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