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(Bob Daemmrich)

Austin voters will determine the fates of eight propositions during the upcoming May 1 election. Each proposes to amend the city charter in ways big and small. Two in particular have garnered attention and controversy.

If passed, Proposition B would reinstate a ban on public camping that Austin City Council lifted in 2019 and Proposition F would shift the city government from a strong-manager system to a strong-mayor one. The other six propositions also have far-reaching implications for how the city is run, from police oversight to campaign finance reform.

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