A couple of asides, in case you missed ’em…

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THE CHRONICLE reports* that former Mayor Bill White’s prized SAFEclear program just cost the city about $4.2 million. To quote Cory Crow, that would be the same “program that was touted as being revenue neutral by Houston’s former ‘business savvy’ Mayor who’s now promising to take that same level of fiscal prowess to Austin.” Don’t expect the mainstream Texas political press or PolitiFarce to delve too deeply into such matters, though.

Also, Ubu Roi elaborates on the city’s water-rate increases.

* Is that the proper way to describe a tiny blurb tucked away in a sidebar? We’re not sure.


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