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(The Austin Bulldog)

District 6 candidate Mackenzie Kelly and District 10 candidate Jennifer Virden will each receive $26,443 from the Austin Fair Campaign Finance Fund after meeting the qualifications to receive money from the city fund, which was established to reward candidates who agree to observe limits on campaign spending, City Clerk Jannette Goodall said.

This is especially important for these challengers in the runoffs because the incumbents piled up huge fundraising leads before the November 3 election. The runoff election will be held December 15, 2020.

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Proposition B will be on the May 1 ballot as a result of Save Austin Now's petition drive. If voter approved, the resulting ordinance would ban: camping in a public areas, soliciting in designated areas and sitting or lying down on public sidewalks.

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