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What About the Human Component?

RECEIVED Mon., Sept. 16, 2013

Dear Editor:
    The article “City Council: Here's Your Budget!” [News, Sept. 13] covered the fiscal but not much of the human component of the expenditures. With the arrival of more and more corporations and newcomers, Austin is becoming less and less affordable and livable for longtime residents. For a century the city has been pushing Mexicans from the Downtown area to the Eastside, where we had to fight for many years for the Mexican American Cultural Center. The City Council missed an opportunity to compensate for this wrongful past by refusing to provide additional funds for youth programs at the MACC.
Anita Quintanilla

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