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Occupy Austin … Pools

For youngsters wishing to leap into the political fray and learn about local politics, might we suggest staying informed about council plans for any further pool closures? And if the city does consider the unthinkable, might we suggest a good, old-fashioned occupation … of Austin's pools? We loved that the Friends of Shipe Park addressed this at their annual beginning-of-summer pool party. This sort of awareness is vital for every neighborhood. We can't imagine that City Council saw this cruel summer of record-breaking heat as anything less than a loud and clear mandate to keep these vital resources available to the people, and especially to goggled tots in water wings. So the next time the dais considers a pool-closing resolution, we vote revolution! Hold your noodles high!

City of Austin Aquatics
400 Deep Eddy Ave., 512/974-9331
www.austintexas.gov/pools

Friends of Shipe Park
www.shipepark.org

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