Confused by Current Advertising on Prop. 2

RECEIVED Tue., Oct. 14, 2008

Dear Editor,
    I am confused about the current advertising by the opposition of Proposition 2 (Domain Subsidies) on the upcoming election ballot. The signs for the group opposing the proposition look just like the "Keep Austin Weird" logos. Does Keep Austin Weird support the group that wants the Domain to receive $64 million dollars?! It baffles me to think our local efforts, focused on ensuring that local businesses thrive, would support a nationally owned, high-end shopping mall that hardly hosts any local businesses and has caused local businesses in the area to struggle! If Keep Austin Weird does not support the lobbyist group fighting against our local businesses, they need to be alerted that Austinites are being tricked by someone using their logo for something that strictly opposes their purpose.
    Likewise, if anyone else is confused, like I was, I encourage you to visit They have a lot of great information to explain the details of the issue we'll be asked to vote on in a couple weeks. Vote for Proposition 2 to show support for local businesses.
Paige Hill
   [Editor's note: Please see "'Chronicle' Endorsements" and "Point Austin: Unpropped" (News, Oct. 17) for more on Prop. 2.]
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